Vietnam Customs statistics show that Vietnamese total exports to the (UAE) in the first five months of the year jumped 27% year on year, tallying in at US$2.03 billion.
It is now forecasting the total export turnover to the UAE to hit a record US$2.4 billion in the first half of this year, a significant year-on-year increase of 25%.
The country’s key export items to the UAE include mobile handsets, computers, electronic products, pepper, textiles, and footwear.
Some items saw a sharply decrease such as tea (down 50%), and paper (down 32%).
Handbags, suitcases, hat, umbrella recorded the highest export turnover growth rate of 305% in the first five months of the year, followed by machinery and equipment (up 169%), vegetables (up 116%), vehicles and spare parts (up 97%), rice (up 91%), garments and textiles (up 91%), and computers, electronic products and components (up 80%).