Vietnam's export turnover to Indonesia goes up 248 pct in 1st 2 months

12:43, April 10, 2010      

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Vietnam raked in 174.8 million U.S. dollars from exporting goods to Indonesia in the first two months of this year, up 248.3 percent year-on-year, said the information center of Vietnamese Ministry of Industry and Trade on Friday.

During this period, majority of Vietnamese export items to Indonesian market witnessed a sharp increase in turnover including seafood, coffee, tea, rice, coal and rubber.

Two Vietnam's export products to Indonesia experienced a drop in value namely steel products and chemical products, said the center.

Machines, components and spare part topped Vietnam's export items to the Indonesian market in January-February period. Export turnover of this commodity hit 21.63 million U.S. dollars, accounting for 12.4 percent of Vietnam's total export turnover to Indonesia.

Steel came second with 20.22 million U.S. dollars in value, up 412.8 percent over the same period last year, said the center.

In 2009, Vietnam pocketed 748 million U.S. dollars from export to Indonesia, according to the General Department of Vietnam Customs.

Source: Xinhua


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