Export situation of handicraft and expanding EU market orientation.
Contrary to the growth turnover in the first month of 2014, in February 2014, export of bamboo, rattan, sedge, carpet has decreased 38.64% over the January 2014. Generally, in two months of 2014, export of thesr items fell 20.22% over the same period last year.
Vietnam exporting bamboo, rattan, sedge, carpet into 18 countries, in which United States achieved the highest turnover, 8.3 million, accounting for 28.9% market share, up 8.65% compared to two months of 2013. Separately in February 2014, the exports to the United States decreased turnover compared with the early months, down 40.06%, equivalent to $ 3.1 million.
Japan is the market which has turnover ranked the second largest after the United States, reached USD 7.1 million, up 40.65%; followed by Germany with USD 4.3 million, up 10.26% over the same period last year.
Notably, although exports turnover to Belgium market reached only USD 706 thousand, it has shown the strongest growth, up 48%.