Vietnam: Industrial output bounces back in June
Industrial output rose 7.0% year-on-year in June (May: -0.4% yoy). June’s rebound was largely driven by recoveries in manufacturing and electricity production.
Meanwhile, the trend pointed down, with the annual average growth of industrial production coming in at 5.7% in June, down from May’s 5.8%.
Looking ahead, industrial production should continue to recover as economic activity ramps up. Moreover, the underlying strength of Vietnam’s industrial sector remains intact: Vietnam is an attractive low-cost base for manufacturing firms, including those looking to relocate from China due to the U.S.-China trade spat, thanks to a cheap workforce and business-friendly government.