In the 9-month period, Vietnam fetched US$178.91 billion in export revenue, up 15.4% compared to the same period last year, with the export value of commodities in the third quarter reaching US$64.73 billion, up 13.9%. GSO Director Nguyen Bich Lam said that the domestic sector earned US$51.07 billion, up 15.5%, while the FDI sector raked in US$127.84 billion, up 14.6%, noting that five commodities grossed a revenue of more than US$10 billion, accounting for 58.2% of the total export value. Some key export commodities continued to report strong growth over last year’s corresponding period, such as telephones and components, garment and textiles, electronic products, computers and components, equipment and machines, tools, footwear, wood and wooden products, vehicles and spare parts. Mr Lam pointed out that the export proportion of some key commodities belonged to FDI sector. In addition, some farm and seafood products also saw good growth such as aquatic products, fruit and vegetables and rice. The import value of commodities in the reviewed period also surged 11.8% to US$173.52 billion, with 30 items exceeding US$1 billion, making up 87.5% of total import value. Key import items with high import value include electronics, computers and components, equipment and machinery, telephones and components, fabric, iron, steel, plastics, oil and gas, metal, footwear, chemicals, and garment and textile materials. Vietnam recorded a trade surplus of US$5.39 billion in the nine months, with the domestic sector and FDI sector (including crude oil) enjoying a trade surplus of US$18.26 billion and US$23.65 billion, respectively.