Hanoi (VNA), Sept. 29 -- Vietnam estimates a trade surplus of 6.52 billion USD in the first nine months of this year.

In the same period last year, the country posted a trade deficit of 3.44 billion USD.

The General Statistics Office announced on September 29 that in the period, the country's import-export value hit 558.5 billion USD, up 15.1% year-on-year. Of the total, the export turnover topped 282 billion USD, while imports reached 276 billion USD, up 17.3% and 13% year-on-year, respectively.

In the reviewed period, 32 commodities reported their export value of more than 1 billion USD each, with that of six surpassing the 10 billion USD mark.

Meanwhile, 42 commodities saw their import value of over 1 billion USD, with four surpass...