Exports to Canada fetch $143.6 million

Tuesday, Mar 11, 2014 08:00

HA NOI (Biz Hub) — Viet Nam earned US$143.64 million from its exports to Canada in January, a year-on-year increase of 20.76 per cent, according to customs statistics.

Out of this, $40.36 million, or 28 per cent, was contributed by the garments and textiles industry, followed by aquatic products with $15.73 million and footwear, with $12.26 million.

Other Vietnamese exports to the North American country in January included electronic products and spare parts (up 51.13 per cent), base metals (up 196 per cent), and vegetables and fruits (up 111.96 per cent).

Ever since the two countries signed a bilateral Trade and Commerce Agreement in 1995, two-way trade has surged by 20 times, hitting $1.6 billion in 2012 and approximately $1.54 billion last year.— VNS

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