EU – major importer of Vietnam bamboo, rattan, sedge products
Vietnam bamboo, rattan and sedge products have been exported to more than 20 countries in the world, of which the EU made up 35.5% of total value, according to the General Department of Vietnam Customs.
Exports of these products hit US$170.7 million in the first eight months of this year, up 1.5% against the same period last year.
The EU was the biggest consumer of Vietnam products with US$60.7 million in eight months (up 7.76%), trailed by Japan and the US with US$5 million and US$4.4 million, respectively. Other markets having value of more than US$1 million each included Germany (US$2 million), the Republic of Korea (US$1.2 million) and Australia (US$1 million).
Generally, 61.9% of markets obtained growth in the first eight months. Belgium saw the highest growth of 52% to US$2.4 million.