Vietnam, France export value hits nearly US$362 mil

(VOV) -Two-way trade volume between Vietnam and France in the first two months of 2014 rose slightly by 3.1% from a year earlier to nearly US$362 million, according to recently released official statistics.

Key export items in the two month period included footwear, telephones and spare parts, garments and textiles, home appliances, farm produce, electronic products, and rubber.

The export value from telephones and spare parts hit over US$154.98 million, representing an increase of 20.6% from last year’s same period accounting for more than 40% of total export value.

France is generally considered by industry analysts as one of the most lucrative markets in the European Union (EU) for Vietnamese exports, which has enjoyed stable growth in market share in recent years.