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Vietnam-Ukraine trade spurts
Trade between Viet Nam and Ukraine was valued at US$35.5 million last month, an increase of 22.2 per cent year-on-year, according to the General Department of Customs.
Vietnam’s exports reached US$24.6 million, which sent its trade surplus soaring to $13.8 million.
Vietnam exported 11 categories of products, with mobile phones and parts topping the list with a value of nearly $16 million, 76 per cent higher than the same period last year.
Plastic products ranked second, following a five-fold increase, to $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 $355.5 million, a 34.5 per cent increase.
Trade is again expected to grow this year, experts noted.
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