Two-way trade between Vietnam and Spain reached a record high of over 2 billion EUR in 2012, an increase of 19.4 percent against the previous year.

According to preliminary statistics released by the Spanish Customs, last year, Vietnam exported nearly 1.8 billion EUR worth of goods to Spain, up 23.8 percent, while its imports reached around 204 million EUR, down 9 percent.

Vietnam mainly shipped phones and their parts, footwear, coffee, garment and aquatic products to Spain while importing seafood, chemicals, machinery and equipment, garment and footwear materials, and pharmaceuticals from this European market.

Two-way trade between Vietnam and Spain has continuously increased since it first hit 1billion EUR in 2008, except 2009 as a result of the global financial crisis.-VNA