The Cabinet members also discuss the implementation
of the Resolution No. 01, report on investment capital for te 2021-2025
period, report on implementation of Resolution No.
17 on E-government development, among others.
Regarding socio-economic performance, official data
showed that 5,056 enterprises resumed operation, up 32.7%, industrial
production rose 11.2% and exports increased by 5.2% in May.
The total retail sales of goods and services soared
26.9% from April but dipped by 4.8% against the same period last year.
In the Jan-May period, industrial production only
picked up 1% compared to the same period last year, due to disruptive of the
Due to the serious impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic,
foreign arrivals to Viet Nam fell by 48.8% to 3.7 million in the reviewed
period, the General Statistics Office said Friday.
Of the total, 72.9% tourists were from Asia, down
51.4%. The fall was seen in almost all major markets, such as China
(-57.2%), Malaysia (-53.9%), the Republic of Korea (53.4%), Japan (-48.2%),
France (47.5%), the UK (-44.3%), and Russia (-23.2%). Tourism revenue was
estimated at VND 8.3 trillion, down 54.1%.
he GSO said export turnover reached US$99.36
billion, down 1.7%year-on-year. The domestic sector’s export value was
US$33.3 billion, up 10.4% compared to the same period last year, while the
FDI sector’s exports, including crude oil, were valued at US$66.06 billion,
Commodities seeing strong growth in export value
during the period included machinery, equipment, tools, and spare parts with
25%; computers, electronic products, and components with 22.1%; rice with
17.2%; coffee with 2.9%; and cashew nuts with 2.2%.
Those with declining turnover were telephones and
components (8.8%), textiles (14.5%), footwear (4.6%), fruit and vegetables
(10.3%), rubber (29.6%), and pepper (17.9%).
Meanwhile, import value reached US$97.48 billion,
down 3.% year-on-year, the GSO said.
The US was the largest importer of Vietnamese goods
in the period, with turnover reaching US$24.6 billion, up 8.2%. It was
followed by China with turnover of US$16.3 billion, up 20.1%.
Viet Nam's exports to the EU and ASEAN fell 12% and
13.4%, with turnover of US$12.9 billion and US$9.4 billion, respectively.
The Southeast Asian country lured a total of US$13.9
billion in foreign investment, down 17% from the same period last year.
There were 1,212 newly-registered projects
capitalized at US$7.4 billion, down 11.1% in number and up 15.2% in capital.
Among 58 countries and territories having new
projects in Viet Nam, Singapore was the largest investor, with more than
US$4.3 billion, followed by Chinese Taipei with US$743 million, China with
US$694 million, Hong Kong (China) with US$500 million, and the Republic of
Korea with US$441 million.