Vietnam posts $665 million trade surplus with the UAE

By Duc Minh   March 13, 2021 | 12:00 pm GMT+7
Vietnam posts $665 million trade surplus with the UAE
A container ship at Cat Lai New Port, HCMC. Photo by Shutterstock/withGod.
Vietnam posted a $665 million trade surplus with the United Arab Emirates (UAE) in the first two months of 2021, alongside an increase in both exports and imports.

Vietnam’s exports to the UAE rose 60 percent year-on-year $737 million, while imports increased 44 percent to $72 million, according to the General Department of Vietnam Customs.

Total Vietnam-UAE trade value surged 58 percent year-on-year during this period.

Phones and components were Vietnam’s foremost exports to the UAE with a value of $551 million, up 108 percent year-on-year. Exports of agriculture and aquaculture products also experienced robust growth. Cashew exports hit $10.3 million, a year-on-year rise of 600 percent.

Vietnam’s main import from the UAE is plastic raw material, reaching $41.8 million, a year-on-year increase of 66 percent. Among the products imported from the UAE, only petroleum products saw a 42 percent year-on-year decline to $2.5 million.

 
 
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