Exports increase in three quarters
Vietnam's export turnover so far this year has amounted to 96.27 billion USD, an increase of 15.5 percent over the same period last year. $0 $0$0 $0 $0The Ministry of Industry and Trade, announcing the figures during a meeting in Ho Chi Minh City on October 17 to review export activities in the third quarter, described this as a silver lining of the economy. By now, there have been 19 products with export turnover topping 1 billion USD each, 11 of which have topped 2 billion USD. Largest earners include telephone and accessories with 15.52 billion USD (79.9 percent increase), garment 13.1 billion (17.3 percent), footwear 6 billion (15.1 percent), machinery 4.37 billion (5.1 percent), wood and wood products 3.87 billion (14.9 percent).