HCM City exports increase 7.5 per cent in first quarter
HCM City’s exports increased by 7.5 per cent in the first quarter to US$9.85 billion, thanks to support policies and effective trade promotion.
But revenues from exports of agro-forestry-fishery products fell due to lower prices.
Agricultural exports fell by 3.2 per cent to $860 million, with coffee shipments reducing by 11.1 per cent to $143.2 million, and rubber shipments by more than 37 per cent to $85.5 million.
Forestry exports were worth $132.6 million, down 8.9 per cent, and fisheries exports declined by nearly a fifth to $188.3 million.
Industrial products accounted for 78.4 per cent of the city’s exports.
They were worth $6.76 billion, as exports of computers, electronic products and accessories increased by 35.3 per cent to $3.59 billion.
Textile and garment exports fell 11.3 per cent to $1.17 billion.
China remained the largest export market, buying goods worth more than $ 2.15 billion, a 31.6 per cent increase and accounting for 23.4 per cent of total exports.
The second largest market was the US, buying exports of more than $1.58 billion, up 5.9 per cent. — VNS