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.
Business survey to begin on April 1

Business survey to begin on April 1

The General Statistics Office (GSO) is scheduled to begin a survey of businesses on April 1 with a view to collecting basic information to serve management and policy making, Deputy General Director of the office Nguyen Trung Tien said.
Up to 18,600 firms suspend operations in Q1 due to COVID-19

Up to 18,600 firms suspend operations in Q1 due to COVID-19

Up to 18,600 businesses were forced to suspend operations in the first quarter of 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic, up 26 percent year on year, reported the General Statistics Office (GSO).
Retail sales, service revenues post 37.4 billion USD in two months

Retail sales, service revenues post 37.4 billion USD in two months

The total retail sales and service revenue rose 8.3 percent year-on-year to over 863.9 trillion VND (37.4 billion USD) in the first two months of 2020, according to the General Statistics Office (GSO).
Foreign arrivals may fall 50-60 percent amid nCoV epidemic: GSO

Foreign arrivals may fall 50-60 percent amid nCoV epidemic: GSO

Under the impact of the 2019 novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV) outbreak, foreign tourist arrivals in Vietnam may fall by 50 – 60 percent during the epidemic period, according to the General Statistics Office (GSO).
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