Minister of Industry and Trade: “Import and export activities reached a record of nearly 670 billion USD, up nearly 23% compared to the previous year, becoming a bright spot of the economy and putting Vietnam in the group of 20 leading economies. on international trade”.
Speaking at an online conference to review the work in 2021 and deploy the tasks in 2022 of the Industry and Trade sector taking place on the morning of January 9, Minister of Industry and Trade Nguyen Hong Dien said that 2021 is the first year of implementation. implementing the Resolution of the XIII Congress of the Party; The 10-year socio-economic development strategy 2021-2030 and the 5-year socio-economic development plan 2021-2025 in the context of many difficulties and challenges; especially the serious and unprecedented impact of the Covid-19 pandemic.
Together with the whole country, the Industry and Trade sector has been active, proactive and creative in implementing tasks and solutions to support and help enterprises in production and business, ensuring circulation, timely supply of essential goods, promote import and export and have achieved important and positive results. In which, industrial production continued to expand and maintained a growth rate of nearly 5%, higher than the same period last year; in which, the processing and manufacturing industry increased by 6.37%, continuing to affirm its role as a driving force for the growth of the whole industry, making positive contributions to economic growth, creating jobs, ensuring social security. society.
“Especially, import and export activities reached a record of nearly 670 billion USD, up nearly 23% compared to the previous year, becoming a bright spot of the economy and putting Vietnam in the group of 20 leading economies in terms of trade. international; in which exports had a spectacular breakthrough, increasing by over 19% (exceeding 15% of the plan), maintaining the trade surplus for the 6th consecutive year with a surplus of over 4 billion USD”, Minister Nguyen Hong Dien emphasized.
Also according to the leader of the Ministry of Industry and Trade, in 2021, the supply and demand of goods will be guaranteed, the domestic and foreign supply chains will be basically maintained, fully and promptly supply essential goods and services to serve the needs of customers. production services and people’s lives with relatively stable prices. At the same time, effectively exploiting commercial forms and markets, contributing to the consumption of tens of millions of tons of agricultural products to farmers at reasonable prices in the context of social distancing.
Notably, in 2021, e-commerce will thrive, becoming a new growth engine, making an important contribution to preventing disruptions in the supply chain of goods and promoting exports. State management of competition and protection of consumers’ interests; Market management and trade remedies are concerned, implemented comprehensively and effectively, contributing to protecting and supporting the healthy development of the domestic market and protecting the rights and interests of the nation and people. in the process of international economic integration.
However, the head of the Industry and Trade industry also pointed out that, in addition to the achieved results, there are also some shortcomings, limitations and problems for the Industry and Trade industry that need to be considered and resolved in a straightforward manner. frank, market-oriented and innovative and creative to achieve a stronger and substantive change in the coming time.