According to the Vietnamese Trade Office in Laos, in the first half of 2021, two-way trade hit over USD 671 million, up 36.5 percent year on year, including Vietnam’s exports of over USD 329 million, and imports of more than USD 341 million, respective rises of 19.1 percent and 58.9 percent.

Vietnam's key export staples include garment and textile products

Compared to the first half of 2019 before the COVID-19 outbreak, two-way trade increased 16.6 percent, with Vietnam's import revenue rose 49 percent and exports dropped 5 percent.

In June 2021, two-way trade reached over USD 100 million, up 22.1 percent from the same period last year and 18.1 percent from June 2019.

Vietnam's key export staples included garment and textile products, transport vehicles and spare parts, machinery and equipment, and petrol and gasoline.

Meanwhile, Vietnam mainly imported good and wooden products from Laos, along with ore and minerals, and rubber.

In July, two-way trade is predicted not to rise due to complicated developments of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Source: VNA