Chairman of the HCMC People’s Comiittee Nguyen Thanh Phong chairs a meeting on socioeconomic situtation on July 28 (Photo: SGGP)

HCMC’s trade deficit reaches billions of US dollar

HCMC’s export value was up 15.1 percent over the same period last year to reach US$20.1 billion while import hiked 18.1 percent to hit $24.2 billion in the first seven months this year, reported director of the Department of Planning and Investment Su Ngoc Anh on Friday.