Vietnam mostly exported to the Czech Republic seafood, farm produce, food, tea, coffee, rubber, chemicals, electronics, and footwear, the Vietnam Trade Office in the Czech Republic cited sources from the Czech Statistical Office.
Products seeing highest revenue included electronics with over US$140 million, and footwear products with US$110.6 million.
Exports of rubber, chemicals, leather products, garment materials, knitwear, boilers and mechanical products, engine vehicles, and wood furniture also fetched from US$10 million - US$31 million.
Meanwhile, Vietnam imported from the European nation electronics, mechanical equipment, plastic products, military equipment, seeds, pharmaceuticals, medicinal plants, and industrial tree varieties.
In 2017, two-way trade between the two countries exceeded US$1 billion for the first time to US$1.02 billion, a rise of 12% over the previous year.
However, trade turnover remained modest compared to the economic potential and real demand of both markets.
Currently, the Czech Republic is keen on fostering cooperation with Vietnam in areas of environmental protection, mining technology, construction technology, chemicals, telecommunications, radar, industrial and agricultural machineries, biotechnology and nanotechnology.