Vietnam's plastic import volume up in 9 months

Xinhua News,HANOI
2020-10-08 13:47

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HANOI, Oct. 8 (Xinhua) -- Vietnam imported nearly 4.9 million tons of plastic worth roughly 6 billion U.S. dollars in the first nine months of this year, posting a year-on-year rise of 4.1 percent in volume and decrease of 11.2 percent in value, according to its Ministry of Industry and Trade on Thursday.

Between January and September, the country spent nearly 5.2 billion U.S. dollars importing plastic products, up 8.1 percent from the same period last year, according to the ministry.

Its largest suppliers of plastic and plastics products included China, South Korea, Saudi Arabia and the United States, according to the General Department of Vietnam Customs.

In 2019, Vietnam imported nearly 6.4 million tons of plastic totaling more than 9 billion U.S. dollars, up 14 percent and down 0.8 percent respectively from the previous year.
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