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Vietnam's foreign trade up over 22% in 11 months

Vietnam’s foreign trade surged 22.3 percent year-on-year in the first 11 months of this year to exceed 599.1 billion USD, according to the General Statistics Office.

Thirty-four commodity items earned export revenue of 1 billion USD upwards during the period, which together made up 93.5 percent of the total.

The US remained the biggest buyer of Vietnamese products, importing more than 84 billion USD worth of goods from Vietnam, a year-on-year rise of over 22 percent.

It was followed by China, the EU, ASEAN, the Republic of Korea and Japan.

In November, Vietnam spent 29.8 billion USD on imports, up 20.8 percent year-on-year.

China was the largest supplier of products for Vietnam, exporting to the Southeast Asian country more than 98 billion USD worth of goods, up 32 percent from the same period last year.

Vietnam posted a trade surplus of 225 million USD from January to November, compared to 20.19 billion USD in the same period last year./.