Vietnam’s total export value was estimated at 33.62 billion USD by the end of February, a year-on-year increase of 22.9 percent, revealed the General Department of Customs (Photo: tapchitaichinh.vn)

Hanoi (VNA) – Vietnam’s total export value was estimated at 33.62 billion USD by the end of February, a year-on-year increase of 22.9 percent, revealed the General Department of Customs.

Of this, 19.57 billion USD came from the six groups of commodities earning at least 1 billion USD in export value, accounting for 58.2 percent of the total export value. 

The result was one more group than that in the first two months of 2017. The new “billion dollar” goods item was seafood, which was the largest export product of the agricultural sector.

In the first two months of this year, the export value of seafood reached 1.1 billion USD, up 20.4 percent over the same period last year. However, its export value in February fell 37.3 percent month-on-month to 430 million USD.

Five others included telephone and its parts; computer, electronic products and their parts; other machines, equipment, tools and components; footwear; and textile and garment.

The department said all export commodities gaining billion-dollar export value achieved double-digit growth rate in export value.

During the first two months of this year, the export value of telephone and its parts reached 6.63 billion USD, a year-on-year increase of 41.7 percent, the largest export value among all.

Textiles and apparels gained a surge of 22.3 percent year-on-year in export value to 4.3 billion USD. This was considered the highest growth rate in export value of the textile and garment industry in recent years.

Computers, electronic products and their parts had an estimated export value of 4 billion USD, up 19.2 percent over the same period last year.

The export value was 2.27 billion USD for footwear products, up 11.9 percent, and 1.27 billion USD for wood and wooden products, up 20.1 percent compared to the same period last year.-VNA