|Footwear fetched $385.28 million, up 32.37 per cent. — Photo ndh
HA NOI (VNS) — Viet Nam earned US$1.06 billion from commodity exports to Belgium in the first seven months of 2014, a year-on-year surge of 42.87 per cent, according to the Ministry of Industry and Trade.
Footwear fetched $385.28 million, up 32.37 per cent, and coffee brought home $155.91 million, an increase of 141.8 per cent. Iron and steel products earned a modest $30.55 million but enjoyed the strongest export growth of 338.55 per cent.
Viet Nam is also shipping more goods to the EU via Belgium's seaports and airports. At the end of 2013, Belgium was Viet Nam's seventh largest trade partner in the EU and the 35th biggest investor in the country.. — VNS