Agriculture, forestry & fishery
As of 15/8/2011, the country had 1,432,700 ha of winter rice cultivated, equaling 101.8% from the same period last year. Of which, provinces in the North completed 1,139,900 ha, equaling 97.3%; and provinces in the South did 292,800 ha, equaling 119.5% against 2010’ same period.
Together with this, provinces over the country also harvested 1,221,000 ha of summer-autumn rice, equaling 102.3% from last year ‘same period. Of which the Mekong Delta reaped 1,141,500 ha of summer-autumn rice, accounted for 68% of cultivated area and equaling 103.5% from 2010’same period.
Also at this time, provinces in the Mekong Delta cultivated 358,000 ha of autumn-winter rice, up 55% from last year’ same period.
As of mid-August, the country cultivated 958,900 ha of maize, equaling103.8%; 131,600 ha of sweet potato, equaling 107.9%; 168,200 ha of soybean, equaling 94.1%; 213,200 ha of peanut, equaling 101.7% and 662,700 ha of vegetables, equaling 105.8% from last year’ same period.
As estimated, the area under concentrated forestation in 8 months reached 137,500 ha, equaling 93%; dispersed planted trees were 137.6 million, up 0.4%; wood production was 2,781,000 m3, up 11.5%; firewood production was 19.1 million Ste, up 2.4% from last year’ same period.
The country’s forest damaged area in 8 months was 1,860 ha, of which there were 921 ha burnt and 939 ha destroyed.
Fishing production in 8 months was estimated reaching 3,469,000 tons, up 3.5% from the same period last year, of which farmed products achieved 1,843,000 tons, up 5.2% and catching production gained 1,626,000 tons, up 1.7%.
Industrial production index (IPI) for 8 months rose 7.3% from last year’ same period, of which mining and quarrying decreased 0.7%; manufacturing rose10.7%; power, gas and water was up 9.8%. The consumed index for the manufacturing industry in 7 months of 2011 rose 15.4% from the same period last year. The stock index as of 01/8/2011 for the whole sector rose 17.8% from last year’ same period.
According to a labor survey for 4,279 industrial enterprises, employed labor index in August 2011 was estimated rising 0.5% from July; workers in August slowed down 3.8% against last year’ same period. Of which, workers of state own enterprises decreased by 7.9%, of non-state enterprises by 2.9% and of FDI enterprises by 1.5%. Among 1st digit level industrial branches, labors in the mining and quarrying in August rose 7.3%; in the manufacturing slowed down 4.6%; and in the power, gas and water reduced 6.9% from the same period last year.
The realized investment capital from the state budget in this year’ eight months was 111.1 trillion dongs, equaling 58.3% of the yearly plan and up 8.7% from the same period in 2010. Of which, capital under central management was 26.9 trillion dongs, equaling 64.2% of the yearly plan and up 8.1%; capital under central management was 84.2 trillion dongs, equaling 56.7% of the yearly plan and up 8.9% from last year’ same period.
Attracted FDI from the beginning of the year to 24/8/2011 reached 9,567.6 million USD, equaling 73.8% from last year’ same period. Of which, the registered capital of 582 newly licensed projects was 7,943.3 million USD (reduced 30% by capital and 34.2% by projects from the same period last year); additional registered capital of 168 times of projects licensed from previous years was 1,624.3 million USD. The realized FDI in 8 months was estimated reaching 7.3 billion USD, up 0.7% from last year’ same period. In 8 months, 43 provinces/cities over the country had newly licensed FDI projects and 39 foreign countries invested in Viet Nam.
Government revenues and expenditures
As estimated, total Government revenues from the beginning of the year to15/8/2011 were 411.4 trillion dongs, equaling 69.1% from the yearly estimate, of which domestic revenues gained 251.1 trillion dongs, equaling 65.7%; revenues from crude oil was 62 trillion dongs, equaling 89.5%; and from import-export was 94.8 trillion dongs, equaling 68.3%. Of the domestic revenues, receiving from the state-owned enterprises accounted for 61.1% of the yearly estimate; from FDI enterprises (excluding crude oil) was 60.4%; from non-state industrial, commercial and service taxes was 65.1%; from taxes imposed on high-income persons was 80.3%; from gasoline fees was 59.3%; from other fees was 53.7%.
As estimated, total Government expenditures from the beginning of the year to 15/8/2011 were 450.7 trillion dongs, equaling 62.1% from the yearly estimate. Of which spending for investment and development was 95.9 trillion dongs, equaling 63.1% (spending for capital construction only was 90.9 trillion dongs, equaling 62.6%); for economic and social development, national defense and security 295.7 trillion dongs, equaling 63%; for paying debts and aids 59.1 trillion dongs, equaling 68.7%.
Trade, prices & services
Total retailed sales of consumer goods and services
As estimated, total retailed sales of consumer goods and services for 7 months reached 1,224.4 trillion dongs, up 22.2% from last year’ same period, and it would be 3.9% if the factor of price rise were excluded. Of which, the trade business gained 968.4 trillion dongs, accounted for 79.1% of the total and up 22.3%; catering and lodging service reached 133.6 trillion dongs, accounted for 10.9% and up 21.5%; the service 110.2 trillion dongs, accounted for 9.0% and up 22.7%; the tourist 12.2 trillion dongs, accounted for 1% and up 14.8% from last year’ same period.
Generally, eight months’ total export turnovers reached 60.8 billion USD, up 33.7% from last year’ same period, of which the domestic economic sector gained 28.1 billion USD, up 32.6%; and the FDI sector (including crude oil) gained 32.7 billion USD, up 34.6%.
Eight months’ import turnovers reached 67 billion USD, up 25.4% from last year’ same period, including 36.9 billion USD of the domestic economic sector, up 21.1%; and 30.1 billion USD of the FDI sector, up 31.1%.
As estimated, eight months’ trade deficits were 6.2 billion USD, equaling 10.2% of total export turnovers. If import and export of gold and gold products were excluded, the figures were at an estimation of 7.96 billion USD, equaling 13.6 % of total export turnovers.
Consumer price indexes (CPI)
August’s CPI rose 0.93% from July, the pace decreased much and this was the month with below 1% pace after 11 months. Catering and related services rose 1.35% (foodstuff rose 1.55%); although it was higher than the general pace it reduced much from July’s 2.12% pace (foodstuff rose 3.20%). Education rose 1.13%, higher than July’s 0.26% pace, this was mainly due to increase in demand for a coming new school year. Other groups that had lower or decreased pace were housing and construction material up 0.89%; textile, hats and footgear up 0.79%; drinks and tobacco up 0.55%; family appliances up 0.51%; culture, entertainment and tourism up 0.34%; medicines and health care up 0.25%; transport up 0.21%; postal and communication service down 0.06%.
August’s CPI rose 15.68% from 12/2010; and 23.02% against last year’s same period. Average CPI for 8 months of this year rose 17.64% from that in the same period last year.
August’s gold price index rose 8.7% from July; 15.33% from 12/2011and 47.63% from 2010’ same period. August’s USD price index rose 0.26% from July; 0.32% from 12/2011 and 8.64% from 2010’ same period.
Carriage of passengers and cargos
As estimated, passenger carriage in 8 months reached 1,836.2 million participants, up 13.2% and 79.4 billion passengers-kilometers, up 11.8% against last year’ same period. Of which the land gained 1,686.7 million participants, up 13.6% and 59 billion passengers-kilometers, up 12.4%; the river 127.1 million participants, up 9.0% and 2.7 billion passengers-kilometers, up 13.5%; the aviation 9.7 million participants, up 14.7% and 14.3 billion passengers-kilometers, up 10.8%; the sea 4.5 million participants, up 3.2% and 274.5 million passengers-kilometers, up 4.3%; the rail 8.3 million participants, up 2.6% and 3.2 billion passengers-kilometers, up 3.8% .
As estimated, the volume of cargos carried in 8 months reached 526.8 million tons, up 11.1% and 144.7 billion tons-kilometers, up 3.3% from the same period last year, of which the domestic transport gained 495.9 million tons, up 12.2% and 47.5 billion tons-kilometers, up 8.4%; the overseas transport reached 30.9 million tons, up 4.1% and 97.1 billion tons-kilometers, up 0.7%. The land gained 402 million tons, up 12.3% and 21.7 billion tons-kilometers, up 11.0%; the river 83 million tons, up 9.4% and 10.9 billion tons-kilometers, up 10.9%; the sea 36.7 million tons, up 5.0% and 109 billion tons-kilometers, up 1.0%; the rail 4.9 million tons, down 5.5% and 2.8 Billion tons-kilometers, up 5.0% from last year’ same period.
Postal and communicational services
The total number of new telephone subscribers in 8 months reached 6.7 million, down 24.7% from the same period in 2010, including 40.200 desk telephone subscribers, down 74.8% and nearly 6.7 million mobile phone subscribers, down 23.7%. The number of telephone subscribers over the country as end of 8/2011 was estimated reaching 128.8 million, up 4.3% from the same period last year, including 15.5 million desk telephone subscribers, up 0.4% and 113.3 million mobile phone subscribers, up 4.8%.
The number of broad band internet subscribers as of end of 8/2011 was estimated reaching 4.1 million, up 17.5% from the same period last year. The number of internet users as of end of 8/2011 reached 31.3 million, up 22.9% against last year’ same period. The total postal and communicational service net income in 8 months was estimated reaching 98.4 trillion dongs rose 19.4% against the same period last year.
International visitors to Viet Nam
International visitors to Viet Nam in 8 months were at an estimation of 3,963,300, up 18.4% from last year’ same period. Of which, visitors coming for tourist purposes were 2,390,800, up 12.9%; for business purposes 660,100, down 2%; for business purposes 666,200, up 70.7%. Visitors to Viet Nam by aviation were 3,336,600, up 24.2%; by sea 27,900, down 14.1%; by land 598,800, down 4.7% from last year’ same period.
In 8/2011, the country had 18,800 households and 84,900 persons suffered from food shortage, down 38.6% and 34.3% respectively from last year’ same period. To overcome the problem, all administrative levels sin the beginning of the year has supported hunger households and persons 16,900 tons of food and 9.2 billion dongs.
Epidemic diseases and food poisoning
Generally, in 8 months the country had 31,100 cases of hemorrhagic fever (27 died); 4,800 cases of virus hepatitis; 620 cases of viral encephalitis (15 died); 380 cases of typhoid and 587 cases of A (H1N1) flu (14 died). In 8 months, the country had 32,500 cases of foot, hand and mouth disease (81 died); only in August there were 11,800 cases (24 died).
There were additional 990 cases of infected HIV in the month, bringing the total number of HIV infected persons over the country to 8/2011 to 242,200, of which 97,700 turned to AIDS and nearly 51,000 died of AIDS.
In 8 months, the country had 75 cases of food poisoning, making over 3,900 persons poisoned, of which 9 died.
In July2011, there were 1,093 cases of traffic accident, killing 910 persons and injuring 848 others. As compared to last year’ same period, traffic accidents rose 5.8%, the death increased by 2% and the injured by 22.9%. In 7 months of 2011, the country had 7902 cases of traffic accident, killing 6,620 persons and injuring 6,064 others. From last year’ same period, traffic accidents decreased by 0.8%, the death increased by 1%and the injured by 2.8%. On average, each day in 7 months, the country had 37 cases of traffic accident, killing 31 persons and injuring 29 others.
GENERAL STATISTICS OFFICE