In the lobby of the National Assembly this afternoon (June 1), answering a question about the record increase in domestic gasoline prices to more than 31,000 VND/liter from 15:00 this afternoon, Minister of Industry and Trade Nguyen Hong Dien affirmed that petrol prices Vietnam is lower than the world gasoline price. Due to such price difference, there is a situation of petroleum smuggling, domestic gasoline flowing to foreign countries.
From 15:00 this afternoon (June 1), domestic gasoline prices were simultaneously increased. Specifically, in this adjustment period, E5RON92 gasoline was adjusted to increase by VND 602/liter; gasoline RON95-III increased by 921 VND/liter; 0.05S diesel oil increased by 841 VND/liter; kerosene increased by 941 VND/liter; fuel oil 180CST 3.5S increased by 303 VND/kg.
Thus, after adjusting the domestic gasoline price from 15:00 on 1/6 is:
– E5RON92 gasoline: not higher than 30,235 VND/liter
– RON95-III gasoline: not higher than 31,578 VND/liter
– 0.05S diesel oil: not higher than 26,394 VND/liter
– Kerosene: not higher than 25,346 VND/liter
– Fuel oil 180CST 3.5S: not higher than 20,901 VND/kg
According to Minister Nguyen Hong Dien, it is not wrong to say that rising gasoline prices increase commodity prices and disrupt the economic recovery program, but it must be understood that our country’s economy is very open. goods made mainly for export. Therefore, if input prices are pressed to reduce product costs, they will not reflect the actual value; invisibly causing damage to the country’s economy.
“Vietnam’s goods are produced to sell to consumers, for export. The product’s price does not reflect the correct value, is it damaged,” said Mr. Dien.
According to Mr. Dien, Vietnam is currently a trading partner of many countries and territories. If we force input prices, we will face lawsuits about anti-dumping, anti-subsidy, and even be sued for currency manipulation. That is, the situation of smuggling gasoline across the border is also a painful problem.
“In the meantime, to control gasoline prices, on the one hand, we must use tools, including taxes and fees, and strengthen market control to reduce prices. In case the price continues to increase, we need to use security policy, support for the disadvantaged. Only then will it harmonize both inside and outside. If only leaning in the direction of forcing prices to be really low, it will invisibly cause great damage to the country’s economy”, Mr. Dien said. know.
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