Vietnam exported 78,000 tonnes of pepper during the first seven months of this year, earning 420 million USD, equal to the value of the whole year in 2010, according to the Vietnam Pepper Association (VPA).

The US and Germany are the two largest importers of Vietnamese pepper, while the Netherlands , the United Arab Emirates and Egypt also bought large volumes.

The country expects to earn pepper revenues of over 766 million USD this year, 346 million USD more than the figure last year./.