Vietnam exported a total of 15.1 billion USD worth of mobile phones and spare parts in the first nine months of this year, an increase of 75.5 percent as compared with the same period last year, according to the Ministry of Industry and Trade (MoIT).

Mobile phones and spare parts topped the list of Vietnamese export items and are likely to surpass the target of exporting 20 billion USD for the whole year, said Chaiman of Vietnam Electronic Industries Association Le Ngoc Son.

The European Union was the largest importer of Vietnamese mobile phones and spare parts, reaching 5.4 billion USD in the past nine months, a year-on-year increase of 71 percent.

The rise in export volume was attributed to the foreign-invested enterprises which account for 99 percent of mobile phone production, said Luu Quang Khanh, Director of Service Economy Department under the Ministry of Planning and Investment.-VNA