Vietnam’s garment and textile industry is able to earn 8.5 billion USD from selling its products to the US by the year-end, up 10.4 percent from 2012.

According to the US Chamber of Commerce (AmCham) in Vietnam, the sector is likely to post a gradual growth in its apparel exports to the market due to a moderate increase in labour costs estimate for next year.

The Southeast Asian nation is expected to enjoy the strongest growth among the largest clothing exporters to the US, namely China, India, Indonesia, Mexico and Bangladesh.

Currently, Vietnam ’s textile-garment exports account for 36 percent of its total export turnover to the US .

The sector might bring home 16.4 billion USD from shipping its products to the US by 2025.-VNA