2013 trade with UK up 19.5 per cent

Wednesday, Feb 26, 2014 08:00

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HA NOI (Biz Hub) — Bilateral trade between Viet Nam and the UK reached US$4.27 billion in 2013, a 19.5 per cent year-on-year increase, Viet Nam's Department of Customs' statistics showed.

Of the total, Vietnamese exports hit $3.69 billion, up 22 per cent, while its imports were $573.27 million, up 6 per cent.

Among Viet Nam's key exports to the UK, mobile phone handsets and components topped the list with $1.24 billion, followed by footwear at $543 million; garments, $471 million; computers and components, $400 million; wood and timber products, $217 million; and seafood, $143 million.— VNS

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