VIENTIANE - Land-locked Laos posted a slight trade surplus with neighbouring Vietnam of US$23 million during the first five months of this year, media reports said on Monday.
Bilateral trade during the five-month period amounted to 3.4 trillion kip ($433.8 million), up 5.6% year-on-year, foreign trade policy department deputy director General Phanh Vilaysom said.
"Exports to Vietnam were about 1.8 trillion kip ($228.4 million)," Phanh was quoted as saying by the Vientiane Times reported. "The imports from Vietnam were around 1.6 trillion kip ($205.4 million)."
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