Of the figure, Vietnam’s export value to Laos reached over 309.4 million USD, down 6%, while its import was 514.6 million USD, up 45.4%.

Vietnam – Laos trade up 20.6% in first half (Photo for illustration: baoquocte.vn)

Vietnam's main export products to Laos were petrol, with nearly 30.2 million USD (up 254.7%); and vegetables and fruits worth nearly 22.4 million USD (up 78.1%).

Other exports of Vietnam to Laos included fertilizer (nearly 20.3 million USD); electric wire and cable (over 5 million USD); paper and paper products (over 8.1 million USD); textiles and garments (5.43 million USD); and ceramics (over 6 million USD).

Meanwhile, Vietnam imported ores and other minerals; fertilizers; wood and wood products; and rubber, respectively worth nearly 53 million USD; 46 million USD; nearly 76 million USD; and nearly 109.4 million USD.

In June alone, two-way trade hit nearly 134 million USD, up 29.9% compared to the same period last year, with Vietnam’s export turnover reaching 54.6 million USD, up 11.1%.

It is expected that Vietnam's export turnover to Laos in July will continue to be on the rise because the Lao economy has temporarily stabilized after the Government approved a credit package to buy 200 million liters of petrol, and the trade of foreign currency has been further tightened.

Source: VNA