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Major import groups in 2017

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VCN – Imports in 2017 of 33 commodity groups with a turnover of over US$ 1 billion accounted for 88.7% of the country’s total import turnover. Of which, the group of computers, electronics and components and the group of mobile phones and components accounted for over 25.6% of the country’s total import turnover; followed by the group of machinery, equipment, spare parts, accounting for more than 16%

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Ten largest import groups in 2017 compared to 2016

Computers, electronics and components: The import turnover of this group in December 2017 reached nearly US $ 3.7 billion, up 5.9% over the previous month. Accordingly, bringing the import turnover of this group in 2017 to US$ 37.71 billion, up 35.2% over 2016.

The main exporters of this group to Vietnam in 2017 were: South Korea with a turnover of US $ 15.33 billion, up 76.7% over the previous year; followed by China with a turnover of US $ 7.06 billion, up 19%; and Taiwan with a turnover of US $ 3.94 billion, up 24.6% ...

Machinery, equipment and parts thereof: The import of this commodity group in December 2017 collected US$ 2.94 billion, up 2.3% over the previous month. Accordingly, raising the import of this group in 2017 to US $ 33.67 billion, up 18% over the previous year.

In 2017, Vietnam mainly imported this group from: China with US $10.87 billion, up 16.8%; South Korea with US $ 8.63 billion, up 46.6%; Japan with US $ 4.26 billion, up 2.2% over the previous year.

Mobile phones and components: The import of this group in December 2017 gained US $ 1.86 billion, up 8% over the previous month. This brought the import value of this commodity group in 12 months of 2017 to US $ 16.34 billion, up 54.8% over the previous year.

Major markets of mobile phones and components to Vietnam in 2017 were: China with US$ 8.75 billion, up 42.4%; South Korea with US $ 6.18 billion, up 72.6% over the previous year.

Fabrics: The import turnover of this group in December 2017 was US $ 1.02 billion, down 6% over the previous month. Thereby, bringing the import turnover of this group in 2017 to US $ 11.37 billion, up 8.4% over the previous year.

Major markets supplying fabrics for Vietnam in 2017 included: China with US $ 6.08 billion, up 11.5%; South Korea with US $ 2.04 billion, up 4.2%; Taiwan US $ 1.57 billion, up 4.2% over the previous year;

Iron and steel: The import of iron and steel in December 2017 reached nearly 1.11 million tons, worth US $ 752 million; down 6.9% in volume and down 5% in value over the previous month. Accordingly, bringing the import of iron and steel in 2017 to 14.99 million tons, worth US $ 9.01 billion, down 17.4% in volume, but up 13.5% in value over the previous year.

Major export markets of iron and steel to Vietnam in 2017 included: China with US $ 4.1 billion, down 6.2%; Japan with US $ 1.37 billion, up 20.8%; South Korea with US $ 1.16 billion, up 15.3 % from 2016

Plastic raw materials: the import of this group in December 2017 reached 428 thousand tons, worth US $ 662 million, up 4% in volume and up 2.8% in value over the previous month. Accordingly, the total import of this group in 2017 reached 4.91 million tons, valued at US$ 7.32 billion, up 8.1% in volume and 16.8% in value over the previous year.

Markets exporting plastic raw materials to Vietnam in 2017 mainly included: South Korea with US $ 1.43 billion, up 19.3%; the UAE with US $ 1.1 billion, up 8.2%; and Taiwan with US $ 1.06 billion, up 12.1%; ...

Raw materials for textile, garment, leather and footwear: the import of this group in December 2017 achieved US $ 416 million, down 9.1% over the previous month, bringing the import value of this group in 2017 to US $ 5.42 billion, up 7.1% over the previous year

The main export markets of this group textile, garment, leather and footwear accessories for Vietnam in 2017 were: China with US$ 2.05 billion, up by 9.7%; South Korea with US $ 753 million, down 4.7%; and Taiwan with US$ 483 million, up 3% over the previous year;

Petroleum products: In December 2017, the country imported 1.25 million, valued at US $ 758 million, up 7.3% in volume and up 9.5% in value over the previous month. Accordingly, the import of petroleum products in 2017 reached 12.86 million tons, worth more than US $ 7.04 billion, up 9.4% in volume, and up 38.3% in value over the previous year.

Major export markets of petroleum to Vietnam in 2017 were: Singapore with 4.3 million tons, valued at US $ 2.16 billion, up 7.6% in volume and 34.3% in value; South Korea with 3.03 million tons, worth US $ 1.91 billion, up 67.7% in volume and up 93% in value; and Malaysia with 2.61 million tons, worth US$ 1.26 billion, down 16.4 % in volume and up 1.8 % in value.

Other common metals: the import of this group in December 2017 was 128 thousand tons, valued at US $ 501 million, up 1.6% in volume and up 0.1% in value over the previous month. Accordingly, bringing the import of this group in 2017 to 1.51 million tons, worth US $ 5.43 billion, down 19.4% in volume but up 12.7% in value over the previous year.

Major markets supplying common metals for Vietnam in 2017 included: South Korea reached US $ 874 million, up 32.8%; China reached US $ 679 million, down 50.1%; and Australia reached US $ 501 million, up 37.5% over 2016.

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Plastic products: The import turnover of this group in December 2017 reached US $ 493 million, up 0.7% over the previous month. Accordingly, import turnover of this group in 2017 reached US $ 5.38 billion, up 22.1% over the previous year.

Major markets exporting plastic products to Vietnam in 2017 included: China with US $ 1.87 billion, up 26.4%; South Korea with US $ 1.62 billion, up 24.2%; and Japan with US $ 795 million, up 20.5% over the previous year.

By Ha Nhi/ Huyen Trang