Vietnam ’s exports to Mexico valued at 286.8 million USD in the first four months of the year, a year-on-year increase of 21 percent.

Vietnamese Trade Counselor to Mexico Hoang Anh Dung attributed export turnover rise to increases in orders for traditional items, like footwear, apparels, and basa (Pangasius) products.

The Vietnamese Embassy’s Commerce Bureau and the Mexico Central Bank said Vietnam ’s export value rise reflected the recovery of Mexico ’s economy after the global economic downturn.

During the four-month period, Vietnam ’s imports from the North American country stood at 16.1 million USD, or a decrease of 42 percent.

In 2010, two-way trade turnover between Vietnam and Mexico hit over 914 million USD and it is expected to reach 1 billion USD this year./.