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Exports to the US leap 21.3 per cent: Customs Department

Update: February, 06/2014 - 09:23
The most valuable exports to the United States over that period were garments and textiles ($8.61 billion, up 15.5 per cent).— File Photo
HA NOI(VNS)  — Vietnamese exports to the United States last year surged 21.3 per cent against the previous year to reach a value of US$23.87 billion, according to the General Department of Customs.

The earning accounted for 18 per cent of the country's total export value.

The most valuable exports to the United States over that period were garments and textiles ($8.61 billion, up 15.5 per cent), footwear ($2.63 billion, up 17.3 per cent) and wood products ($1.98 billion, up 12.2 per cent).

Following close behind were computers, electronic products and spare parts ($1.47 billion, up 57.6 per cent); aquatic products ($1.46 billion, up 25.5 per cent); and machinery, tools and spare parts ($1.01 billion, up 7.1 per cent). Viet Nam also spent $5.23 billion on imported goods from the United States in the same time frame, which were up 8.3 per cent year on year. However, computers, electronic products and spare parts tumbled by 41.5 per cent to $576 million.. — VNS

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