09:43 | 28/02/2018 Trade
Trade between Vietnam and Ukraine was valued at 35.5 million USD last month, an increase of 22.2 percent year-on-year, according to the General Department of Customs.
|Trade between Vietnam and Ukraine was valued at US$35.5 million last month, an increase of 22.2 percent year-on-year, according to the General Department of Customs - Photo: vietship.net|
Vietnam’s exports reached US$24.6 million, which sent its trade surplus soaring to US$13.8 million.
Vietnam exported 11 categories of products, with mobile phones and parts topping the list with a value of nearly US$16 million, 76 percent higher than the same period last year.
Plastic products ranked second, following a five-fold increase, to US$512,800. Pepper, cashews, tea, rubber products, and iron and steel were the other major items.
Vietnam primarily imported machinery, equipment and parts.
Trade is a top priority in the comprehensive partnership between the two nations.
Last year, their trade was worth US$355.5 million, a 34.5 percent increase.
Trade is again expected to grow this year, experts noted.