Mobile phones and electronics see highest turnover.
Vietnam’s total export turnover in the first half of August stood at $6.68 billion, according to Vietnam Customs, with foreign enterprises exporting $4.67 billion, or 69.9 per cent of the total.
Mobile phones and electronics saw the highest export turnover, of $1.4 billion. Textiles followed, with $1.242 billion, including garments with $1.063 billion, cloth for manufacturing $19.4 million, and fabric almost $102 million.
Vietnam’s textile exports from January to July reached $12 million, for growth of 9 per cent compared to the same period last year, according to the Vietnam Textile & Apparel Association (VITAS). But this was the lowest growth recorded in the last three years and well down on the 19 per cent year-on-year growth for January to July 2014.
In the first half of August Vietnam exported material for garments and footwear worth $59.6 million.
A number of exports recorded solid growth, such as footwear, computers and electronic devices, transportation and components, and crude oil, with $489.9 million, $617.4 million, $251 million, and $97 million, respectively. Rice exports of 252,000 tonnes also grew solidly.
Total export turnover from January to August 15 reached $98.9 billion.