Two-way trade between Vietnam and Chile in the first six months of
this year saw a year-on-year increase of 38 percent to more than 321
million USD despite economic difficulties, Chile ’s Trade Promotion
Agency said on August 8.
Statistics released by the
agency showed that in the first half of this year, Chile ’s exports to
Vietnam climbed 41 percent year-on-year to 238.8 million USD.
Meanwhile, the South American country’s import value stood at 82.6
million USD, up 29 percent year-on-year. Its major imports are footware,
cement, coffee, garments and tra fish.
Bilateral trade is
expected to reach one billion USD in the next three years as the
Vietnam-Chile Free Trade Agreement has come into effect, said the
agency’s director Félix de Vincente.
Two-way trade between
Vietnam and Chile has witnessed a rapid growth in recent years.
In 2011, it jumped more than 50 percent year-on-year to nearly 487
million USD, the highest ever figure.-VNA