Exports to the US exceed US$13 billion

(VOV) – The US remains Vietnam’s largest goods consumer, importing over US$13 billion worth of goods between January-July 2013, a year-on-year rise of 17.16%.

According to the Ministry of Industry and Trade, garments, footwear and wood are major Vietnamese export items that earned revenue of over US$1 billion each.

Garments topped the export list, fetching US$4.8 billion, up 15.5%, followed by footwear with US$1.4 billion or up 20.12%, and timber products with US$1.05 billion or up 7.24%.

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Products with an export value worth more than US$100 million are computers and electronics (US$748 million), seafood (US$712 million), machinery, equipment and tools (US$535 million), bags, walets, suitcases and umbrellas (US$464 million), vehicles and accessories (US$358 million), crude oil (US$357 million), cashew nuts (US$297 million) and steel products (US$268 million).

Pepper exports to the US also increased by 99.5% in volume and 7.6% in value.

Despite the modest export earnings of US$357.6 million, crude oil exports to the US achieved the highest growth of 111.11% compared to the same period last year.

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