Phones, components top export items to Rok in eight months hinh anh 1A mobile phone production line of Samsung Electronics Vietnam in the northern province of Bac Ninh. (Photo: VNA)

Hanoi (VNA)Phones and components led all export items to the Republic of Korea (RoK) in the first eight months of 2019, accounting for 26.4 percent of total shipments, data of the General Department of Customs showed.

Exports of phones and components to the RoK hit 3.39 billion USD during the period, up 13.2 percent from a year earlier.

In August alone, Vietnam exported more than 570.6 million USD worth of the products to the East Asian market, up 27.8 percent month-on-month and 56.9 percent year-on-year.

In general, Vietnamese exports to the RoK saw strong growth in August. The country shipped more than 2.05 billion USD worth of goods and services to the RoK, up 21.2 percent from July and 21.7 percent from a year ago.

Vietnam’s eight-month exports to the RoK were valued at 12.85 billion USD, up 7.7 percent year on year./.