Preliminary assessment of Vietnam international merchandise trade performance in the first half of September, 2015

The Vietnam Customs Statistics announced that in the first half (01-15/9/2015) of  September-2015, Vietnam’s total exports of  US dollars 6.53 billion and imports  of  US dollars 6.75 billion resulted in a trade deficit of nearly US dollars 216 million.
Accordingly, the total value of export and import turnover of Vietnam in the first half of September was US dollars 13.29  billion, went down by 12%  as compared to the second half of August-2015.
Vietnam‘s trade-in-goods from January to the first half of September of 2015 totaled US dollars 230 billion in value terms. It posted a growth of 12.2%  from the same period of  previous year. In which, the total merchandise export value was up 9.8% to US dollars 113 billion and the total merchandise imports value was up 16.1%, to US dollars 117 billion.
In the view of Foreign Direct Invested (FDI) traders, the value of exportation and importation in the first half of September reached USD 4.58 billion and USD 4.18 billion respectively. From January to September 15th of 2015, the total export value of FDI traders went up 21.7% to US dollar 76.89 billion, which accounted for 68% of  Vietnam’s total exports. In the meanwhile, import value was posted at USD 69.1 billion, up by 21.8% and accounted for 59%.
When compared with the second half of August-2015, export of  first half of September decreased by 16.4%, mostly as a result of the decline registered in: textile and garment (down by USD 07 million); telephone, mobile phone and part thereof (down by USD 184 million); computer, electrical products (down by USD 126 million); foot-wear (down by USD 125 million); crude oil (down by USD 99 million)…

 In the first half of September 2015, import decreased by 7.2% when compared with second half of August, mainly reflecting the shrunk of  other means of transportation (down by USD 261 million); telephone, mobile phone and part thereof (down by USD 124 million); petroleum products (down by USD 58 million); computer, electrical products and part thereof (down by USD 41 million)…