VGP - The two-way trade between Vietnam and Myanmar surged 65.6% in the first half of this year to some US$130 million, according to the General Department of Vietnam Customs.
Of the figure, Vietnam shipped some US$50 million of goods to Myanmar in the reviewed period, up 36.3%, and imported US$80 million worth of products from the foreign country, up 91.2%.
Vietnam exports mainly steel, garment and textile materials and accessories, mosquito nets, fertilizers, construction materials, electrical equipment, tires and tubes, stationeries, plastic products, pesticides, processed foodstuffs, chemicals, medicines, medical equipment, cosmetics, computers and components… to Myanmar.
The country imports mostly agricultural products, rubber materials, copper, wood and forest products, seafood.
The two countries are strengthening bilateral trade ties through a series of events in 2012, including a business forum and two trade fairs in Yangon.
By Ngoc Van