Vietnam's garment export up 15 pct in 5 months

Source: Xinhua| 2021-06-03 11:17:47|Editor: huaxia
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HANOI, June 3 (Xinhua) -- Vietnam raked in over 12.2 billion U.S. dollars from exporting textile and garment between January and May, up 15 percent against the same period last year, according to the country's General Statistics Office on Thursday.

In May alone, Vietnam's textile and garment exports rose 35.1 percent year on year to around 2.6 billion U.S. dollars.

Over the five-month period, markets including the United States, the European Union and Japan were still key importers of Vietnam's textile and garment. However, higher prices of input materials are lowering the profit earned by local firms from exporting textile and garment, said the Vietnam Textile and Apparel Association.

In 2020, Vietnam recorded an export turnover of 29.5 billion U.S. dollars from textile and garment products, down 10.2 percent from 2019, according to the General Statistic Office. Enditem