News

31

Major export commodity groups in the first 6 months of 2017

According to the General Department of Vietnam Customs, in the first 6 months of 2017, 19 of 45 export commodity groups reached a turnover of over US$ 1 billion, more 2 commodity groups than the same period in 2016. The 10 largest export commodity groups reached US$ 69.94 billion, accounting for 71.6% of the total export turnover of the country.

major export commodity groups in the first 6 months of 2017

The 10 largest export commodity groups in the first 6 months of 2017 compared to the same period in 2016

Mobile phones and accessories: Export turnover in June 2017 reached US$ 3.23 billion, down 21.9% compared to the previous month, bringing the export turnover of this commodity group in the first 6 months of 2017 to US$ 19.5 billion, up 14.9% over the same period last year.

The major markets imported Vietnam's mobile phones and accessories in the first six months of 2017 including: The US with a turnover of US$ 2.05 billion, down 1.1% over the same period last year; UAE with a turnover of US$ 1.92 billion, down 13.8%; South Korea with a turnover of US $ 1.71 billion, up 30.2%.

Textiles and garments: Export turnover in June 2017 reached US $ 2.37 billion, up 23.1% compared to the previous month, bringing the total export turnover of this commodity group in the first 6 months of 2017 to US$ 11.75 billion, up 8.5% over the same period last year.

In the first 6 months of 2017, export turnover of textiles and garments of the country to the US was US$ 5.75 billion, up 6.2 % compared to the same period in 2016, followed by EU market (including 28 countries) with a turnover of US$ 1.69 billion, up 3.5%, followed by Japan with a turnover of US$ 1.37 billion, up 8%.

Computers, electronic products, and components: Export turnover in June reached US $ 2.05 billion, up 10.1% over the previous month. Thereby, bringing the export turnover of this group in the first 6 months of 2017 to US $ 11.56 billion, up 45.8% over the previous month.

In the first 6 months of 2017, computers, electronic products and components were mainly exported to markets such as: China with a turnover of US$ 2.8 billion, up 99.6% compared to the same period in 2016, EU market with a turnover of US$ 2.2 billion, up 23.7%, the US with a turnover of US$ 1.3 billion, up 0.2%.

Machinery, equipment, tools and other spare parts: Export turnover reached US$ 1.03 billion, down 14.2% over the previous month; Bringing the export turnover of this commodity group in the first 6 months of 2017 to US$ 5.93 billion, up 31.5% over the same period last year.

Machinery, equipment, tools and other spare parts were mainly exported to market such as: the US with a turnover of US$ 1.22 billion, up 22.7% compared to the same period in 2016, Japan with a turnover of US$ 833 million, up 15.5%, and China with a turnover of US$ 733 million, up 70%.

Wood and wood products: Export turnover reached US$ 633 million, up 2.5% compared to May 2017, bringing export turnover of this group in the first 6 months of 2017 to US$ 3.66 billion, up 13.9% compared to the same period in 2016.

In the first 6 months of 2017, wood and wooden products were mainly exported to markets such as: the US with a turnover of US $ 1.51 billion, up 18.7% compared to the same period of 2016, China with a turnover of US$ 556 million, up 29%, and Japan with a turnover of US $ 503 million, up 5.3%.

Agricultural products: (Including: vegetables and fruits, cashew nuts, coffee, tea, pepper, rice, cassava and cassava products and rubber) export turnover reached US $ 1.53 billion in June, down 2.1% from the previous month, bringing the export turnover of this group in the first six months of 2017 to US$ 8.51 billion, up 19.8% over the previous month.

In the first 6 months of 2017, agricultural products were mainly exported to markets such as: China with a turnover of US $ 3.05 billion, up 34.6% compared to the same period in 2016, agricultural exports to China accounted for 35.8% of total export turnover agricultural products of the country, EU market with a turnover of US$ 1.53 billion, up 13.8%, accounting for 17.9%. The US with a turnover of US$ 1.04 billion, up 15.3% compared to the same period in 2016, accounting for 12.2%. Specifically, as follows:

- The export turnover of fruits and vegetables in June 2017 was US$ 272 million, down 27.5% over the previous month, bringing the export turnover in the first six months of 2017 to $US 1.67 billion, up 43.5% over the same period last year.

- Cashew nut exports in June 2017 reached 35 thousand tons, worth US$ 354 million, up 4.3% in volume and 7.4% in value. Bringing the export turnover of cashew nuts in 6 months of 2017 to 151 thousand tons, worth US$ 1.47 billion, down 3.2% in volume, but up 22.4% in value over the same period last year;

- Coffee export in June 2017 reached 122 thousand tons, worth US $ 276 million, equivalent to the previous month. Bringing export turnover of coffee in the first 6 months of 2017 to 831 thousand tons, worth US$ 1.88 billion, down 15.3% in volume, but up 10.4% in value.

- Rubber export in June 2017 reached 122 thousand tons, worth US$ 188 million, up 100.8% in volume and 84.5% in value over the previous month, bringing the export turnover of rubber in the first 6 months of 2017 to 484 thousand tons, and worth US $ 896 million.

By Ha Nhi/Ngoc Loan

Customs News