Ten months’ UK exports hit US$3.16 billion

(VOV) -Vietnam Customs and the General Statistics Office (GSO) report Vietnam’s export turnover to the UK stood at US$3.16 billion ten months into 2013, a 32.2% improvement on the same period last year.

Vietnam’s key UK exports include telephones and spare parts, footwear, garments and textiles, timber, and coffee.

Telephone and component exports’ US$1.12 billion in revenue was 47.9% higher than a year earlier and accounted for more than 30% of the country’s total UK export revenue.

Footwear’s US$445.8 million in revenue marked a 9.3% rise, while garments and textiles earned 5.3% more or US$392 million.

Transport vehicle and spare part exports, with US$65.4 million in revenue, enjoyed the highest annual growth rate of 109.8%.

Export earnings growth was also seen from seafood (26.8%); pepper (23.7%); confectionery and cereal products (27.2%); plastic products (4.1%); rattan, bamboo, and carpet (19%); and wood and wooden products (15.9%).