According to the General Department of Vietnam Customs, about 10,300 import and export declarations conducted by 960 enterprises were recorded during the Tet holiday, up 59% in terms of declarations and up 363 in the number of enterprises compared to Tet 2020.
Of the total import and export revenue, export revenue was posted at US$0.73 billion, up 79%, while import revenue reached US$0.94 billion, up 37% over the same period last year.
Since early this year to February 16, Vietnam reported total import and export revenue of US$74.51 billion, up 31% over the same period in 2020, including US$38.57 billion worth of export revenue, up 36%, and US$35.94 billion worth of import revenue, up 26%.
Thus, the country posted a trade surplus of US$2.63 billion from January 1 to February 16.
During the Lunar New Year 2021, Vietnamese goods were shipped to 80 markets across the world with the largest volume of exports going to China, accounting for 26% of the total export revenue. The US market came in second, making up 21% of the total revenue, while the Republic of Korea market came in third, accounting for 9% of the total export revenue.
Meanwhile, Vietnamese enterprises imported goods from 57 countries and territories during Tet with the largest imports from the Republic of Korea, accounting for 38% of total import revenue.