These statistics were revealed by the Ministry of Industry and Trade.
The United States was the largest buyer of Vietnamese gems and precious metals, recording turnover of US$305.89 million, a rise of 8.77 per cent on-year.
The US were followed by Japan as the second largest market, with an import value of US$43.69 million. Hong Kong (China) holds the country’s third largest importer of gems and precious metals, purchasing a total of US$41.85 million, up 66.32 per cent from last year’s figure.
Most notably, exports of gems and precious metals to the UAE enjoyed a steep rise of 206.13 per cent to US$8.42 million.