Vietnam earned 1.02 billion USD from exporting phone handsets to the United Arab Emirates in the first four months of this year, four times higher than last year’s corresponding figure.

Export of the product to this Middle East market rose 207 percent to 204.6 million USD in April alone, according to the Vietnam Customs.

Vietnamese exports to the UAE have maintained high growth over the past years, said the Africa, West Asia and South Asia Department under the Ministry of Industry and Trade.

Phone handsets took the lead among the export items to this market, with the value increasing from 108.3 million USD in 2010 to 363 million USD in 2011 and 1.5 billion USD, in 2012.-VNA