Two-way trade between Vietnam and the US in the first ten months of the year reached almost 15.3 billion USD, an increase of 20 percent over the same period last year, according to statistics from the US Department of Commerce.

Of the figure, Vietnam ’s export value was 12.3 billion USD, a year-on-year rise of 20.3 percent, ranking 26 th among exporters to the US .

Garments and textiles lead amongst Vietnam ’s major export items to the US , making 5 billion USD, a year-on-year increase of 16 percent and followed by wooden products and furniture with 1.5 billion USD, up 32.8 percent and footwear, 1.35 billion USD, up 23.3 percent.

Farm produce ranked fourth among Vietnam ’s leading export items, earning 719,500 USD, up 35.5 percent and seafood, 666,700 USD, up 20.7 percent.

Also under the reviewed period, Vietnam ’s imports from the US were worth 2.97 billion USD, an increase of 19.2 percent over the corresponding period last year.

Vietnam mainly imported vehicles, wooden products, machines, steel, food and animal feed./.