Vietnam earned more than 3.7 billion USD from exports to Thailand as of August, up 21 percent year on year, higher than the country’s average of 16.7 percent.

According to the General Statistics Office of the figure, mobile phones and spare parts brought home the most with 996 million USD.

Other goods earning 100 million USD and above included crude oil, electronics and accessories, and transportation vehicles.

During the period, Vietnam spent over 7.5 billion USD on imports from Thailand, up 14.3 percent year-on-year, resulting in a deficit of over 3.8 billion USD.

In the first eight months of this year, Vietnam’s total import and export turnover topped 308 billion USD, up 13 percent over the same period of last year.-VNA