Textiles accounted for $29.28 million, up nine percent, while bags, wallets, suitcases, hats, and umbrellas generated $5.2 million, a 14-percent year-on-year rise.
Vietnam spent $273.52 million importing goods from Nigeria, with cashew nuts earning $173.43 million, liquefied gas raking in $37.9 million, and other commodities contributing $61.98 million.
All those figures translate to Vietnam running a trade gap of over $173 million with Nigeria.
Vietnam is poised to ship more textiles, footwear, bags, wallets, hats, umbrellas, and fashion accessories to the African country, the trade ministry said, adding that such shipments would help narrow the gap.
More than 100 Nigerian importers will join an online fashion trading event with Vietnamese companies on October 23, the agency said.