Vietnam–Japan trade up 8.6% in two months

The General Department of Vietnam Customs has reported that the Vietnam – Japan trade reached US$6.2 billion in the first two months of this year, an 8.6% increase from a year earlier.

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Harvesting dragon fruits for exports (Photo: VNA)

Vietnam’s exports to Japan rose by 6%. Agricultural exports amounted US$248.3 million, up 4.7% year on year.

Among the agricultural items, vegetables and fruits saw the largest growth of 25%, followed by cashew nuts 19.1%, and aquatic products 2.5%.

Last year, the two-way trade reached US$39.9 billion, up 6% year-on-year with US$20.4 billion from Vietnamese exports, up 8.4%, statistics from the Ministry of Industry and Trade showed.