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Footwear exports to Spain jump

Update: April, 22/2014 - 09:39
The volume of Vietnamese footwear exports to Spain increased by 11 per cent, but the turnover fell by 1.1 per cent over 2012, according to the Spanish Footwear Producers Federation (FICE).— Photo ndh

HA NOI (VNS)  — Viet Nam continued to be the second largest exporter of footwear to Spain in 2013, shipping 27.7 million pairs and earning 268.5 million euros, or US$371 million.

The volume of Vietnamese footwear exports to Spain increased by 11 per cent, but the turnover fell by 1.1 per cent over 2012, according to the Spanish Footwear Producers Federation (FICE).

A pair of Vietnamese shoes exported to Spain is valued at 9.67 euros, or $13.36, on average.

For many years, except 2011, Viet Nam has been the second largest exporter of footwear to Spain, second only to China.

In 2013, the total turnover of Viet Nam's exports to Spain reached $2.1 billion, up 24 per cent compared with 2012.

Statistics show that the main export items of Viet Nam to Spain include seafood, coffee, textiles and footwear, accessories and phones.

The import value too is slightly over 10 per cent, reaching $300 million, and includes major items such as chemicals, machinery, plastics, pharmaceuticals, materials for garments, leather and footwear. The two countries' trade turnover exceeded the milestone of 2 billion euros for the first time, reaching 2.3 billion euros in 2012, higher than the previous year, with a high trade surplus from Viet Nam. — VNS

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