The five commodities included phones and components, garment and textile and computers and electronic products.
Their corresponding export values in August were US$4.4 billion, US$2.9 billion and US$2.5 billion, respectively. The figures were up 13.9%, 1% and 0.2% month-on-month.
The two other commodities were named as machinery, equipment and spare parts and footwear, with export values of US$1.35 billion and US$1.4 billion, up 3.6% and down 2.5% against last month, respectively.
Export values of the above five commodities totalled US$12.55 billion, contributing up to 60% of the country’s total export value in August.
Over the month, Vietnam’s total export and import turnover was estimated at US$41.9 billion, up 1.5% over the previous month.
In particular, exports were estimated at US$20.9 billion, up 2.9% over the previous month, while imports were estimated at US$21 billion, up 0.2% from the previous month.
The total import and export turnover of the country in the first eight months was estimated at US$308.07 billion, up 13% over the same period of 2017. Of which export turnover was US$155.4 billion, up 14.5% and import turnover was US$152.7 billion, up 11.6%.