Workers process shrimp, one of Vietnam's export staples to the U.S., at a factory in Mekong Delta. (Photo: Bloomberg)
Trade between the two countries hit $4.49 billion in the period, the highest value since the start of the year, data of the U.S.’s Department of Commerce (DOC) showed.
According to the General Department of Vietnam Customs, the Southeast Asian country had a trade surplus of $16.5 billion with the U.S. between January and August.
During 2014, Vietnam’s exports to the U.S. reached $30.6 billion while its imports from the American market were $5.73 billion, leading to a trade surplus of $24.85 billion, larger than a trade surplus of $19.62 million in 2013, according to the DOC.