Phone exports hit US$3.3 billion in 2 months

(VOV) -Mobile handsets and spare parts raked in US$3.3 billion from exports in the past two months, representing a year-on-year rise of 22.9% and topping the list of processed industrial products.

They generated US$1.7 billion in export value in January, up 14.6% year on year and 38.5% over December 2013, according to the Ministry of Industry and Trade.

Major importers of Vietnamese mobile handsets and components were the EU, the United Arab Emirates, the US and Russia

Their export value helped raise total two-month export earnings of processed industrial products to US$15 billion, up 16.8% over the same period last year.

However, export earnings of these industrial products fell 18.8% to an estimated US$6.74 billion in February over the previous month.

Key products attaining high growth included garment and textiles (US$ 3.21 billion, up 30,1%), footwear (US$1.51 billion, up 27.4%), wood and wooden products(US$ 884 million, up 20.2%), and machinery, equipment, tools, and spare parts (US$979 million, up 4.4%).

Last year, export earnings of these products hit US$21.5 billion, taking the lead among Vietnam’s key export items.