|Illustrative photo (Source: VOV)
The six-month figure amounted to US$4.82 billion, an annual rise of 16.6 per cent, of which US$3.39 billion came solely from wood exports, a hike of 17.9 per cent on year.
June alone saw the overseas shipment of wood and wooden products reach US$805.7 million, up 6.9 per cent on year yet down 10.7 per cent against the previous month.
Wood and wooden items shipped to the US racked up US$410.4 million during June, a slight fall of 3.14 per cent, while those sent to Japan and China reached US$107.4 million and US$76.27 million, respectively.
Nguyen Ton Quyen, deputy chairman of the Vietnam Timber and Forest Product Association, said that wood exporters have played a more active role in developing their material sources as domestic sources meet 75 per cent of the total demand with the rest being imported.
Wooden exports maintained two-digit growth over the six-month period, therefore putting the full-year export target of US$10.5 billion within reach.