Vietnam earned 4.3 billion USD from exports to Germany in the first 11 months of this year, representing a year-on-year increase of 15.8 percent, according to the Ministry of Industry and Trade.

With the figure, Germany remains the largest European trade partner of Vietnam and an important entrepot gateway for Vietnamese wares to enter other European countries.

Vietnam’s major export lines to the European country during the period included telephones and spare parts, garments and textiles, footwear, coffee, computers, electronic products and spare parts , aquatic product, wood and wooden products.

In the first half of this year, the two countries posted a two-way trade value of nearly 3.7 billion USD, up 29.5 percent over the same period last year.

Last year, it was over 6.47 billion USD, up 16.3 percent over 2011.-VNA