Footwear exports hit US$7.9 billion

(VOV) - Vietnam’s 2013 footwear export value has hit US$7.9 billion, 14.9 percent higher than the same period last year.

The annual US$8 billion export target is within reach.

The US remains the key importer of Vietnamese footwear, with purchases worth US$2.3 billion in 11 months and accounting for more than 30 percent of the country’s total footwear export value.

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The UK is Vietnam’s next most important footwear customer with imports worth US$496.8 million (up 8.9 percent), followed by Belgium with US$456.1 million (up 26.8 percent), Germany with US$388.9 million (up 11.8 percent), and Japan with US$349.7 million (up 16.8 percent).