HANOI, Oct. 29 (Xinhua) -- Vietnam reaped export turnovers of nearly 200.3 billion U.S. dollars in the first 10 months of this year, gaining a year-on-year surge of 14.2 percent, the General Statistics Office said on Monday.
Specifically, the domestic economic sector posted export turnovers of over 56.8 billion U.S. dollars, up 16.8 percent, and foreign-invested nearly 143.5 billion U.S. dollars, up 13.2 percent.
Export turnovers of phones and their components rose 10.6 percent to 40.7 billion U.S. dollars; garments and textiles increased 17.1 percent to 25.2 billion U.S. dollars; electronic goods and components grew 15.2 percent to 24.3 billion U.S. dollars; machines and spare parts surged 28.3 percent to 13.5 billion U.S. dollars; and footwear expanded 9.5 percent to 13 billion U.S. dollars.
Some agricultural products saw bigger export volumes but smaller values due to lower export prices, including cashew nuts, rubber and pepper.
Between January and October, the United States was Vietnam's biggest export market with turnovers of 39 billion U.S. dollars, up 12.8 percent, followed by the European Union with 34.9 billion U.S. dollars, up 9.9 percent, and China with 32.1 billion U.S. dollars, up 21.3 percent, said the office.