April’s CPI increases 0.18 percent

April’s CPI increases 0.18 percent

The consumer price index (CPI) in April rose 0.18 percent over the previous month and 2.64 percent year on year, according to the General Statistics Office.
Rising business confidence propping up production

Rising business confidence propping up production

Despite continuing supply chain disruption, domestic industrial production is still on an uptrend, promising a brighter picture for economic growth in Vietnam.
Vietnam sees increasing workforce quality

Vietnam sees increasing workforce quality

The number of Vietnamese labourers aged from 15 reached some 51.2 million in the first quarter of this year, up 200,000 as compared with the same period last year, according to the General Statistics Office (GSO).
Vietnam’s overseas investment reaches 211.5 million USD

Vietnam’s overseas investment reaches 211.5 million USD

According to the General Statistics Office (GSO), the sharp increase was largely attributed to extra investment from Vietnam injected into overseas projects.
January foreign tourist arrivals up 9 pct. month-on-month

January foreign tourist arrivals up 9 pct. month-on-month

Vietnam welcomed 17,736 foreign visitors in January, a month-on-month increase of 9 percent but down 99.1 percent year-on-year, the General Statistics Office announced on January 29.
Vietnam’s GDP growth estimated at 2.91 pct this year

Vietnam’s GDP growth estimated at 2.91 pct this year

Vietnam’s gross domestic product (GDP) this year is expected to grow by 2.91 percent compared to 2019, according to Director General of the General Statistics Office (GSO) Nguyen Thi Huong.
GSO hosts high-level forum on ASEAN Community Statistical System

GSO hosts high-level forum on ASEAN Community Statistical System

The General Statistics Office (GSO), as ASEAN Chair in the field of statistics this year, hosted a High-level Forum on the ASEAN Community Statistical System (ACSS) and Vietnam’s statistical system in the form of video conference on December 10.
Nearly 99,000 businesses established in nine months

Nearly 99,000 businesses established in nine months

Nearly 99,000 new enterprises were established in the first nine months of this year, a year-on-year fall of 3.2 percent, according to the General Statistics Office (GSO).
Vietnam loses 2.4 million jobs in first two quarters

Vietnam loses 2.4 million jobs in first two quarters

A total of 2.4 million jobs have been lost in Vietnam in the first two quarters this year, the biggest reduction for the period in the past decade, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, according to Deputy Minister of Labour, Invalids and Social Affairs Le Van Thanh.
Public investment hits five-year high

Public investment hits five-year high

Public investment in August and the first eight months of this year increased 45.4 percent and 30.4 present year-on-year, respectively, according to the General Statistics Office (GSO).
Results of 2019 census on ethnic minority groups announced

Results of 2019 census on ethnic minority groups announced

Up to 98.6 percent of mountainous and ethnic minority-inhabited communes accessed electricity in 2019, according to outcomes of a census released in Hanoi on July 3.
Vietnam’s retail sales down in five months

Vietnam’s retail sales down in five months

Total revenue of retail trade and services reached more than 1.91 quadrillion VND (82.36 billion USD) in the first five months of this year, down 4 percent year-on-year, a report from the General Statistics Office (GSO) showed.
International tourists down nearly 50 percent

International tourists down nearly 50 percent

The COVID-19 pandemic triggered a 48.8 percent decline in the number of foreign tourists visiting Vietnam in the first five months of the year, with the total standing at 3.73 million.
May CPI shows slight reduction due to dropping petrol, power, rice prices

May CPI shows slight reduction due to dropping petrol, power, rice prices

The consumer price index (CPI) in May decreased by 0.03 percent against the previous month and 1.24 percent against last December, but increased by 4.39 percent year-on-year, the General Statistics Office (GSO) reported on May 29.
Farmers troubled as piglet prices double from last year

Farmers troubled as piglet prices double from last year

The prices of piglets have soared to VND 2.5-3 million (US$108-129), two times the prices a year ago, according to farmers.
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