Vietnam's plastic import volume up in 10 months

November 6, 2020

Vietnam imported over 5.4 million tons of plastic worth more than 6.7 billion U.S. dollars in the first 10 months of this year, posting a year-on-year rise of 3.2 percent in volume and decrease of 10.7 percent in value, according to its Ministry of Industry and Trade on Thursday.

Between January and October, the country spent nearly 5.9 billion U.S. dollars importing plastic products, up 9.6 percent from the same period last year, according to the ministry.

Its largest suppliers of plastic and plastic 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.