Vietnam's Ministry of Trade  says the country's clothing and textile expects to the US this year will generate around $2.2 billion.

So far this year garment exports to the US have earned nearly $2 billion the ministry says.

Vietnam is the eighth largest garment and textile exporter to the US, with a 3.9 per cent market share.

Its total garment and textile export turnover in 2004 is expected to be in the region of $4.2 billion according to the Ministry of Trade.