Vietnam's footwear export turnover has reached $1.173bn so far this year, a year-on-year increase of 106.2 per cent, according to the latest statistics from the Trade Ministry. The main market of Vietnamese footwear is the EU. In 2000, the turnover is expected to reach $1.5bn. If domestic footwear producers can penetrate the US market, the country's footwear export turnover will increase by 20-30 per cent next year, the Trade Ministry concluded.