Two-way trade between Vietnam and Mexico in 2014 is likely to exceed 1.8 billion USD, up 12 percent against last year, according to Mexico ’s Ministry of Economy (SE).

The SE’s estimates showed Mexico ’s export to Vietnam reached 142 million USD, up 35 percent while Mexico imported an amount of goods worth 1.68 billion USD from Vietnam , a yearly increase of 13 percent.

According to commercial counsellor Hoang Tuan Viet, Vietnam’s main export goods are footwear; phones and spare parts; computers; electronic products and parts; garments; seafood; transport vehicles and parts; coffee; and machineries and parts.

Last year, Vietnam exported 87,000 tonnes of rice to Mexico to take over the United States as the biggest rice exporter to the North America country.-VNA