Vietnam’s export turnover to Colombia and Bangladesh increased 50 percent and 51 percent over the same period last year, reaching US$111.22 million and $370.16 million respectively in early months this year, according to the Ministry of Industry and Trade.
Seafood exported to Colombia brought highest export value with $32 million, up 35.04 percent while phones and components yielded $21 million, up 35.16 percent.
The highest increase was on fibre which brought $12 million, increasing 109.47 percent
Bangladesh is a market with high demand of construction materials hence clinker and cement exports to the South Asia country created $196.3 million, accounting for 54 percent of total export value.
Export turnover of iron and steel to Bangladesh was up 414 percent over the same period last year to yield nearly $24 million. Fibre and rubbery products surged 15.49 percentand brought about $20 million.