Vietnam's exports to China in the first nine months of this year increased 16 percent, higher than 7 percent of last year's corresponding period, according to the Vietnamese government's latest report.
Local Saigon Economic Times online reported Friday, quoting figures from the government report as saying that exports to China accounted for 10.2 percent of the country's total exports during the nine-month period.
On the average, each month Vietnam earned 1.22 billion U.S. dollars from exports to China so far this year.
Meanwhile, imports from China also increased over 16 percent and that accounted for 28.7 percent of the country's total imports. The average monthly import value was 3.38 billion U.S. dollars.
Vietnam pocketed 109.6 billion U.S. dollars from the exports in the nine-month period, up 14.1 percent year on year, while it spent 107.2 billion U.S. dollars for the imports, up 11.1 percent, according to the General Statistics Office.