According to data from the Central Government, in the first 7 months of 2018, the handicraft products group contributed to the export turnover of the whole country by 5.67 billion USD, accounting for 4.22% of the proportion.
In which, wood and products reached the highest turnover of 4.8 billion USD (accounting for 86%), up 13.7%; precious stones and metals (accounting for 6.01%) reaching US $ 340.8 million, up 16.9%; ceramic products reached USD 286.45 million (accounting for 5.05%), up 10.9% and products of rattan, bamboo and carpet reached USD 189.5 million (accounting for 3.29%), up 27.5% over with the same period of 2017.
Thus, compared to the same period last year, in the first 7 months of 2018, the group of rattan, bamboo, sedge and carpet had the strongest growth rate, if only in July 2018, the export of rattan, bamboo, rush and carpet reached 28.4. million USD, up 1.7% compared to June 2018.
Vietnam exported rattan, bamboo, sedge and carpet mainly to EU countries, accounting for 33.5% of the proportion, reaching 63.6 million USD, up 19.28% over the same period in 2017.
The second largest market is the US, up 26.05%, reaching 39 million USD, accounting for 20.5% proportion. Next is markets such as Japan, Germany, Korea, France….
In general, in the first 7 months of 2018, exports of rattan, bamboo and sedge to markets all had a growth rate, this number accounted for 85%, especially exports to the Indian market surged, though only reached 2, $ 8 million but increased 15.7 times (up 1,469.89%) over the same period, if only in July 2018, exports to this market decreased slightly by 0.88% compared to June, equivalent to 689 , $ 1 thousand, but up 14.1 times (up 1,310.91%) compared to July 2017.
In addition, exports to the Russian market also grew more than 2.8 times (ie an increase of 176.05%), turnover reached $ 878.5 thousand, in July alone, reached $ 244.7 thousand, up 2.6 times (up 161.5%) compared to June 2018 and 8.3 times (up 736.25%) compared to July 2017.
In addition, exports to the Korean market also had a relatively high growth rate of 83.36% to 9.9 million USD, in July 2018 alone reached 1.9 million USD, up 9.61% compared to June /. 2018 and 2.3 times (up 230.65%) compared to July 2017.
However, exports to the Netherlands and Taiwan (China) markets decreased by 23.35% and 1.3%, respectively, to $ 7.4 million; 3.6 million USD.