Paper imports from the US skyrocketed 203.4% to 17,700 tons in the first seven months of this year, according to latest statistics from the General Department of Vietnam Customs.
The Department reported that July was the second month of this year seeing a decline in paper imports with 169,900 tons valued at US$136.3 million, down 2.1% in volume and 3.6% in value compared to June. In total, in the first seven months, Vietnam imported 1.1 million tons of paper worth US$954.7 million, up 9.3% in volume and 14.2% in value against the same period last year.
China and Taiwan remained the key importers of Vietnam paper with 247,700 tons and 162,200 tons respectively, trailed by Indonesia with 154,700 tons and Japan with 145,200 tons.
Besides, Vietnam imported paper from Sweden, Singapore, Finland, Germany and Malaysia.