Vietnam posts trade surplus of US$2.32 billion in 2016

Vietnam posts trade surplus of US$2.32 billion in 2016

NDO - Vietnam enjoyed a trade surplus of US$2.32 billion last year, according to the General Department of Customs (GDC), slightly lower than the initial estimate of US$2.68 billion made by the General Statistics Office. (4 hours ago)

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