Vietnam’s trade surplus is more than $ 2 billion from ASEAN countries

While the country surpassed $ 13 million in the first nine months of the year, in trade relations with other ASEAN members, Vietnam posted a trade deficit of $ 2.13 billion, or 15.5 percent of total exports to the United States. These markets.

Trade deficit back in August – Nationwide 8 months of 2013 deficit of 577 million USD – Trade deficit of nearly 8 billion USD from Korea in 7 months. According to preliminary statistics of the General Department of Customs, in September 2013, Vietnamese businesses exported goods worth nearly 1.53 billion USD to member countries of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN). This figure decreased 4.3% compared with August.

Thus, for the nine months from the beginning of 2013, Vietnam exported goods to ASEAN member countries reached $ 13.72 billion, up 11.1% over the same period in 2012.

In the opposite direction, in September, the country imported $ 1.8 billion of goods originating from ASEAN. Thereby, bringing the total value of imports of ASEAN-originated goods from the beginning of the year to the end of September up to USD 15.85 billion, a slight increase of 2.6% over the same period last year. .

Thus, with the results of exports and imports of goods in the first nine months of the year, the balance of trade in goods between Vietnam and ASEAN Member States in deficit status (trade deficit) $ 2.13 billion, Accounting for 15.5% of Vietnam’s total exports to ASEAN.

Total exports and imports of goods between Vietnam and ASEAN members reached 29.57 billion, accounting for 15.4% of the total import-export turnover of the country in the first 9 months of 2013.

Customs data also noted that Malaysia is Vietnam’s largest trading partner in the first three quarters of 2013. The next trading partners in ASEAN are Thailand, Singapore, Indonesia, Cambodia, the Philippines, Laos and Brunei. And finally Myanmar.

In the first nine months, Vietnam’s trade surplus was $ 13 million.