Vietnam Balance of Trade  1990-2018 | Data | Chart | Calendar | Forecast

Vietnam posted a trade deficit of USD 300 million in July 2018, swinging from a USD 266 million surplus in the same month a year earlier, as exports rose less than imports. In July, imports grew by 13.5 percent to 19.80 USD billion, mainly due to higher purchases of metal (89.2 percent); iron and steel (50.1 percent) and machinery, equipment and accessories (9.1 percent). Meantime, outbound shipments rose 10.2 percent from a year earlier to 19.50 USD billion, driven by higher sales of textile and garment (18.3 percent); phone and accessories (14 percent), and electronics, computer and components (10.2 percent). For the first seven months of the year, exports rose 15.3 percent from a year earlier to USD 133.69 billion and imports were up 10.2 percent to USD 130.63 billion, translating to a trade surplus of USD 3.06 billion. Balance of Trade in Vietnam averaged -339.46 USD Million from 1990 until 2018, reaching an all time high of 2258 USD Million in March of 2018 and a record low of -3888 USD Million in December of 1996.

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Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2018-05-29 02:00 AM Balance of Trade $-500M $1163M $ 558.3M
2018-06-29 02:00 AM Balance of Trade $-100M $-814M $ -400M
2018-07-29 05:00 AM Balance of Trade $-300M $799M $ 452.6M
2018-08-29 02:00 AM Balance of Trade $-300M $ 384M
2018-09-28 02:00 AM Balance of Trade $ -700M
2018-10-29 02:00 AM Balance of Trade $ 359.4M


Vietnam Trade Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Balance of Trade -300.00 799.00 2258.00 -3888.00 USD Million [+]
Exports 19500.00 19845.00 21133.00 537.00 USD Million [+]
Imports 19800.00 19046.00 20765.00 740.00 USD Million [+]
Current Account 4300.00 3934.00 9471.00 -10823.00 USD Million [+]
Current Account to GDP 2.90 3.00 6.00 -12.70 percent [+]
External Debt 91207.60 77798.00 91207.60 10345.00 USD Million [+]
Terms of Trade 103.42 102.16 109.77 94.81 Index Points [+]
Foreign Direct Investment 9678.20 2121.60 25790.92 -2649.50 USD Million [+]
Terrorism Index 0.00 0.00 0.31 0.00 [+]
Tourist Arrivals 1188.80 1183.10 1431.80 529.40 Thousand [+]
Capital Flows 3000.00 5753.00 10710.00 -5250.00 USD Million [+]
Crude Oil Production 247.00 255.00 415.00 125.00 BBL/D/1K [+]

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Vietnam Balance of Trade

Since 2012, Vietnam’s has been reporting trade trade surpluses more frequently as exports growth have been stronger than imports. In 2017, trade deficits were recorded with South Korea, China, Taiwan, Thailand, Singapore and Argentina. Vietnam recorded trade surpluses with the United States, Netherlands, Hong Kong, United Kingdom, United Arab Emirates and Austria. This page provides the latest reported value for - Vietnam Balance of Trade - plus previous releases, historical high and low, short-term forecast and long-term prediction, economic calendar, survey consensus and news. Vietnam Balance of Trade - actual data, historical chart and calendar of releases - was last updated on August of 2018.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
-300.00 799.00 2258.00 -3888.00 1990 - 2018 USD Million Monthly




balance of trade by Country
Country Last
Australia 1873.00 Jun/18
Brazil 4227.00 Jul/18
Canada -625.50 Jun/18
China 280.50 Jul/18
Euro Area 22509.60 Jun/18
France -6248.00 Jun/18
Germany 21792.00 Jun/18
India -18020.00 Jul/18
Indonesia -2030.30 Jul/18
Italy 5071.00 Jun/18
Japan -231.21 Jul/18
Mexico -897.00 Jun/18
Netherlands 4813.00 Jun/18
Russia 15555.00 Jun/18
South Korea 7006.00 Jul/18
Spain -2153628.00 May/18
Switzerland 1308.99 Jun/18
Turkey -5496.69 Jun/18
United Kingdom -1861.00 Jun/18
United States -46348.00 Jun/18


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