Information-communications technology sector earns nearly 65 billion USD in H1

Total revenue of the information and communications technology (ICT) sector is estimated at nearly 65 billion USD in the first half of 2021, up 22 percent year-on-year, according to the Ministry of Information and Communication.
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Hanoi (VNA) –Total revenue of the information and communications technology (ICT) sector is estimated at nearly 65 billion USD in the first half of 2021, up 22 percent year-on-year, according to the Ministry of Information and Communication.

Of the figure, 57.6 billion USD came from the hardware and electronics industry.

The export turnover of hardware and electronic products is estimated at 50.5 billion USD, accounting for 31.6 percent of the country’s total export value with a trade surplus of 7.7 billion USD. The earnings mainly came from the export of computers and spare parts and mobile phones and components.
 
The telecoms industry posted a total revenue of nearly 66 trillion VND (2.86 billion USD) during January-June, up 5.29 percent against the same period last year.

This year, the ministry set a target of around 140 billion USD in the revenue of the ICT sector, a year-on-year rise of 14 percent.

By the end of June, the sector had around 47,000 enterprises, which employed 1.055 million workers./.
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