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Vietnam export to UK up 34 percent

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VietnamVietnam exported over $2.47 billion worth of goods to the UK in the first eight months of 2013, up 34 percent year-on-year.

In August alone, exports to the market hit $384.3 million, according to statistics from the General Department of Customs.

During the reviewed period, telephones and components experienced the highest turnover of $871.3 million, accounting for 30 percent of Vietnam's total export turnover to the UK.

They were followed by footwear at $358.5 million, marking a yearly rise of 8 percent, and textiles and garments at $307.8 million, up 3 percent.

Despite ranking seventh in terms of value, transport means and components posted the strongest growth of 160 percent.

Other items that recorded turnover growth including wood and wooden products, coffee, computers, electronics, seafood and pottery.

Vietnam earned a total of $3.9 billion from exports to the UK in 2012, up 44.3 percent from 2011.

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