2016 has first billion dollar export category

According to the General Department of Vietnam Customs, phones and phone components has become the first billion dollar export category this year with the total turnover of US$1.06 billion in the first half of January.

Electronic component assembly at a Vietnamese company (Photo: SGGP)

The second largest category in export turnover was garment and textile products with US$886 million; followed by computers, electronic items and components with $584 million and footwear with US$530 million.
By the end of January 15, Vietnam’s export turnover totaled US$5.59 billion, up 3.6 percent equivalent to US$205 million over the same period last year.

Items contributing most to the export turnover included garment and textile which increased US$66.5 million; machines, equipment and accessories $58.2 million; vegetables and fruits $44.4 million; footwear $38.1 million and rice $33.8 million.
Last year phones and phone components also posted the largest export turnover with a total of US$30.18 billion, making it the first category hit $30 billion turnover.

By T.Van – Translated by Hai Mien

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