A view of downtown Hanoi. (Photo: dantri.com.vn)
Vietnam’s capital city has seen its gross regional domestic product (GRDP) up 9.24% in 2015, the municipal statistics office has said.
During the year, the industry sector has expanded 9.11% year-on-year, contributing 3.79 percentage points (ppts) to the city’s GRDP expansion, while the service sector has grown 9.91%, adding 5.34 ppts to the overall index.
The agriculture-forestry-fishery sector has risen 2.47% in the year, contributing 0.11 ppts to the increase of the city’s GRDP.
According to the office, total retail sales and service revenue in the city is likely to have increased 11.7% from 2014 to 1,938 trillion dong ($86.13 billion).
The city’s exports may go up 2.5% year-on-year to $11.35 billion in 2015 while its imports are calculated to have climbed 4.5% to $25.5 billion, resulting in a trade deficit of $14.15 billion, the office said.
The government-run General Statistics Office is due to release data of Vietnam's GDP
in the coming days.