Vietnam earned 453.6 million USD from exports to Mexico in the first half of this year, a rise of 30 percent over the same period last year, according to the Vietnamese Embassy in Mexico .

Meanwhile imports in the reviewed period were 41 million USD, a drop of 31.3 percent, the source said.

In June alone, Vietnam ’s exports to the second largest economy in Latin America increased 15 percent to 80.3 million USD while imports were down 6 percent to 5.55 million USD, it added.

Hoang Anh Dung, the Vietnamese Embassy’s commerce counsellor, attributed the surplus to the increase in the volume of traditional export items such as footwear, apparel, aquatic products, printers, electric equipment and machines, rubber, coffee and wood furniture.

The Central Bank of Mexico said Mexico ’s quick economic recovery and high growth in import-export are an advantage for commodities produced in Vietnam. /.