Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Vietnam imports $5.8 bln worth of Chinese goods in 1st 4 months

HANOI, July 15 (Xinhua) -- Vietnam spent over 5.8 billion U.S. dollars importing Chinese goods, including steel, machines, fertilizers, cloth and petroleum products in the first four months of this year, the trade ministry said Tuesday.

Between January and April, Vietnam imported more than 1.8 million tons of steel products worth over 1.3 billion dollars, nearly 1.2 billion dollars worth of machines, equipment, tools and spare parts, and 433.3 million dollars worth of cloth from China, said the Trade Information Center under the Ministry of Industry and Trade.

Vietnam also imported 925,376 tons of fertilizers totaling 401.5 million dollars, 203.7 million dollars worth of computers, electronics products and their components, and 134,021 tons of petroleum products valued at 128 million dollars from China.

The two-way trade between Vietnam and China rose to 15.85 billion dollars in 2007 from 10.42 billion dollars in 2006, according to Vietnam's statistics.