Imports of several items in 1st quarter of 2018Monday, April 30,2018
AsemconnectVietnam - In the first quarter of this year, Vietnam’s imports of several goods saw increase as compared to the same period last year. The imports of seafood increased moderately, but the imports of seafood from the Philippines increased sharply by nearly 116 per cent year – on – year.
In the first three months of this year, Vietnam’s imports of animal feed and materials from Brazil reached over $ 80 million, rocketed by 756.91 per cent compared with the same period last year; from Belgium – nearly $ 10 million, up by 138.88 per cent; from Mexico – over $ 1.3 million, up by 129.13 per cent; and from India – over $ 68 million, up by 68.9 per cent.
The U.S followed with over $ 81 million in March, up by 162.68 per cent over the previous month and by 173.69 per cent over the same month of last year. The total imports of animal feed and materials from the U.S in the first quarter of this year reached over $ 147 million, up by 16.07 per cent year – on - year.
China was the largest LPG import market of Vietnam in the period with 142,300 tons worth of $ 83.9 million, up by 8.32 per cent in quantity and 10.45 per cent in value. Meanwhile, the imports from the U.A.E reached 46,900 tons worth of $ 25 million, down by 47.74 per cent in quantity and 46.54 per cent in value.
Besides the above two markets, Vietnam also imported LPG from Indonesia, South Korea and Thailand. The imports of LPG from Indonesia in the first 3 months of this year decreased by 47.04 per cent in quantity and 46.57 per cent in value to 5,900 tons worth of $ 3.5 million.
However, as the falling imports in the first two months of this year, the country’s total imports of cars in the first quarter of this year reached only 4,217 units worth of $ 118.4 million, down by 84 per cent in quantity and 75.7 per cent in value year – on – year.
In March, the country imported 3,434 cars from Thailand, accounted for 93.4 per cent of the total.
According to the statistics figures of the General Department of Customs, Vietnam’s imports of seafood in March increased by 35.8 per cent over the previous month and by 16.2 per cent over the same month of last year to US$ 133.99 million. The figure brought the country’s total imports of seafood in the first quarter of this year to nearly $ 406.46 million, up by 27.9 per cent year – on – year.
Vietnam imported seafood mostly from India, Norway, China, Taiwan and Japan. India was leading the list with $ 91.22 million, up by 13.5 per cent; then Norway - $ 44.42 million, up by 86.3 per cent; Taiwan - $ 28.66 million, up by 31.2 per cent; and China - $ 24.33 million, down by 11.5 per cent.
The imports of seafood from the South East Asian countries accounted for only 8 per cent of the total with $ 32.09 million, up by 48.8 per cent year – on – year.
In the first quarter of this year, Vietnam’s imports of seafood from the Philippines increased sharply by 115.8 per cent year – on – year to $ 2.26 million; from Indonesia – up by 100.3 per cent to $ 19.75 million; from Chile – up by 98.4 per cent to $ 21.77 million; from Norway – up by 83.6 per cent to $ 44.42 million; and from Malaysia – up by 82 per cent to $ 1.48 million.
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