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VN-one of fastest growing economies: WB

11:06 - 26/01/2021

Viet Nam's growth accelerated to 4.5% in the last quarter of 2020, resulting in an annual growth rate of 2.9%-making it one of the fastest growing economies in the world, according to the World Bank (WB).

In the January edition of its monthly Viet Nam Macro Monitoring, the bank said the country’s industrial production and retail sales continued to expand solidly, with growth rates close to pre-pandemic levels.
December 2020 marked another strong performance of merchandise trade, with double digit growth rate in imports (23.1%) and exports (17.8%), while FDI inflows slowed.

Consumer price index remained flat in December 2020, as food prices stabilized, while consumer demand has yet to fully recover from the crisis.

Credit growth picked up slightly after the State Bank of Viet Nam cut policy interest rates in October, ending 2020 at 10.1%.

Auctions and granting of land use and rental improved revenue collection in the last quarter of 2020, while ample liquidity continued to lower the Government’s borrowing cost in the domestic market.

The approval and rollout of several Covid-19 vaccines at the end of 2020 raised the outlook of domestic and global economies in 2021, particularly for tourism and airlines.

source: news.chinhphu.vn

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