Exports to Laos up 48%

16:14 | 04/03/2015

VGP – The exports of iron and steel led Viet Nam’s commodities exported to Laos, bringing home  US$13.49 million, up 116.97% against the previous year and accounting for 25% of the total export turnover.

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According to the Viet Nam Industry and Trade Center (VITIC), under the Ministry of Industry and Trade, Viet Nam earned US$53.43 million from exports to Laos in January, up 47.96%.

The export turnover of vehicles and spare parts and oil and gas came in second and third positions with US$6.24 million and US$5.58 million, up 58.25% and down 50.79%, respectively.

In the first month of 2015, other commodities witnessed a sharp export growth, such as plastics up 100.78%, machines, equipment and tools up 73.81%, coal up 111.26%, electrical wires and cables up 125.17%, and pottery up 172.91%.

By Thuy Dung