Vietnam’s export turnover so far this year has amounted to 96.27 billion USD, an increase of 15.5 percent over the same period last year.

The Ministry of Industry and Trade, announcing the figures during a meeting in Ho Chi Minh City on October 17 to review export activities in the third quarter, described this as a silver lining of the economy.

By now, there have been 19 products with export turnover topping 1 billion USD each, 11 of which have topped 2 billion USD. Largest earners include telephone and accessories with 15.52 billion USD (79.9 percent increase), garment 13.1 billion (17.3 percent), footwear 6 billion (15.1 percent), machinery 4.37 billion (5.1 percent), wood and wood products 3.87 billion (14.9 percent).-VNA