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HCMC’s economy continues to grow
Thứ hai, 25/05/2015, 08:05 SA
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(HCM CityWeb)- On April 23, Chairman of HCMC People’s Committee Le Hoang Quan and Deputy Chairwoman Nguyen Thi Hong chaired a regular meeting on socio-economic, cultural, and adjustment capital national defense – security situations of HCMC in April as well as assignments and solutions in May 2015.

At the meeting, Director of HCMC Department of Planning and Investment Thai Van Re announced that HCMC’s economy continues to grow, total retail amount and service revenue continue to increase compared the same period of last year; export import revenue (excluding crude oil) also increases with a strong focus on exporting industrial products. Other fields including culture-sports-tourism-social security continue to meet demands of spiritual and material lives of people; national defense –security, social order and safety is remained and being ready for big holidays of the whole country.

Specifically, total retail volume and service revenue in April is estimated at VND 53,202.1 billion, up 4% compared to previous month and 10,6% compared to the same period. That figure of the first 4 months is estimated at VND 211,414 billion, up 10, 7% compared to the same period. Excluding price fluctuation, total retail amount and service revenue enjoys a 10% increase compare to the same period.

 

Consumer price index in April enjoys a slight increase at 0,03% compared to previous month and down 0,7% compared to December 2014. Export volume in the first 4 months of 2015 is estimated at US$ 9,29 billion, down 3,4% compared to the same period due to reduced export volume of crude oil. Excluding crude oil,  it is estimated at US$ 8,03 billion, up 8,3% compared to the same period. Import revenue in April is estimated at US$ 10,15 billion, up 15,5% compared to the same period.


Industrial Production Index in the first 4 months rises 5,7% compared to the same period. 4 key industries (mechanical manufacturing, electronic, chemical – rubber – plastic and food processing) are estimated at 10% increase compared to the same period, higher than common growth. Agricultural production value in the first 4 months is estimated at VND 3,374, up 6,1% compared to the same period.


Till April 20, domestically newly registered investment capital and additional capital stayed at VND 83,208.9 billion, up 2,7% compared to the same period, total foreign new registered and adjusted capital is US$ 823.5 million, up 7,6% compared to the same period.


Total State budget revenue in the first 4 months is VND 98,146.8 billion, accounting for 36,93% as planned, up 9,63% compared to the same period. Total local spending capital in the first 4 months is VND 11,715.8 billion, accounting 21,45% as planned, down 0,24% compared to the same period.

 

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