Vietnam earned 1.06 billion USD from commodity exports to Belgium in the first seven months of 2014, representing a year-on-year surge of 42.87 percent, according to data from the Ministry of Industry and Trade.

Among export items, footwear fetched 385.28 million USD, up 32.37 percent from the same period last year, and coffee brought home 155.91 million USD, up 141.8 percent.

Iron and steel products earned a modest 30.55 million USD but enjoyed the strongest export growth of 338.55 percent.

Vietnam is also shipping more and more goods to the EU market via Belgium ’s seaports and airports.
By the end of 2013, Belgium was Vietnam ’s 7 th largest trade partner in the EU and the 35 th biggest investors in the country.-VNA