The country’s total export turnover from the beginning of the year to March 15 enjoyed a surge of 6.8% to US$50.294 billion on-year.
A total of eight commodity groups significantly contributed to the positive results, including aquatic products, timber and wooden products, textile, footwear, computers, electronic products and components, phones and components, machinery, equipment, tools and spare parts, along with transport.
With a total turnover of approximately US$35.54 billion, the mentioned groups alone contributed 70.5% to total export turnover throughout the reviewed period.
Most notably, the country even recorded its first group of export commodities earning over US$10 billion in revenue by March 15. In contrast, last year’s corresponding period saw no category achieve such strong results.
Telephones and accessories were the first commodity group grossing a turnover of over US$10.2 billion, a year-on-year increase of roughly 8.5%.
By the end of February, the phone and component group had also contributed over 20% to the country's total export turnover.
The category’s main export markets remain the United States, the European Union, China, and the Republic of Korea.