Vietnam’s export turnover to Malaysia reached 1.97 billion USD in the first five months of 2013, a 23.2 percent rise against the same period last year.

Key exports to Malaysia in the reviewed period include crude oil (493.5 million USD), computers, electronic components and products (415.2 million USD), telephone and components (264.5 million USD) and rubber (148.8 million USD).

Vietnam’s imports from Malaysia in the first five months were around 1.7 billion USD, up 26 percent from last year’s figure, bringing two-way trade turnover in the reviewed period to 3.67 billion USD.

The main goods imported from Malaysia were computers (348.5 million USD), oil and gas (259.9 million USD), animal and vegetable oil (159.2 million USD), crude oil (132.1 million USD) and plastic materials (109.5 million USD).

According to the Foreign Investment Agency under the Ministry of Planning and Investment, Malaysia has 441 investment projects in Vietnam with a total registered capital of 10.21 billion USD.

Malaysia ranks 8th among 100 countries and territories investing in Vietnam.-VNA