VOV.VN - Vietnam imported 2.01 million tons of fertilizers valuing at US$547 million in the first five months of this year, up 32% in volume and 24% in value against the same period last year, according to the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development.
VOV.VN - Vietnamese cattlemen have requested the Vientiane Cattle Breeding and Entrepreneurs Association to supply up to 400 head of cattle per day to meet the increasing consumer demand for beef.
VOV.VN - China said on May 22 that it will impose hefty penalties on sugar imports after a six-month probe that began last year by the government at the request of domestic mills resulted in a finding that imports were ‘seriously damaging’ its domestic market.
VOV.VN - The growth in imports of capital goods in the early months of 2017 has outpaced the figures for last year by as much as 40%, according to the latest statistics from the General Department of Vietnam Customs.
The quantity and value of imported cars fell by 38% and 6% respectively in April from March.
VOV.VN - The Vietnam Dairy Products Joint Stock Company (Vinamilk) has imported from the US a further 2,000 Holstein Friesian cows, which are known as the world's highest-production dairy animals.
Vietnam plans to cut pork imports and expand export markets for the meat as part of an unprecedented nationwide campaign to rescue pig farmers, the government said.
Vietnam spent US$338 million to import 1.22 million tonnes of fertiliser in the first quarter of this year, up 31.5% in volume and around 24% in value compared to the same period last year, the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (MARD) reported.
The average price for imported pork is now US$1.2 per kilo, or VND27,000, while the domestic pork price has dropped dramatically to a 30-year low.
VOV.VN - In the first quarter of this year, imports from China jumped by 18.9% to nearly US$12.7 billion against the same period last year, making up 27.3% of the country’s total imports, according to preliminary statistics from the General Department of Vietnam Customs.
The number of cars imported from India and Indonesia into Vietnam increased sharply in the first three months of this year, while car imports from the UK and Germany fell considerably.
VOV.VN - The Ministry of Industry and Trade has announced its final determination on its antidumping duty investigation on galvanized steel products imported into the country from China and the Republic of Korea.
The Vietnam National Coal and Mineral Group (Vinacomin) sold 8.6 million tonnes of coal in the first quarter of 2017, up 3% compared to the same period last year.
Indonesia, the world's fourth most populous country and a major buyer of Vietnamese rice, has not returned to Vietnam for new purchases this year, while its overall 2017 rice imports are forecast to halve to around 500,000 tons thanks to better domestic production, according to industry reports.
VOV.VN - Vietnam imported around 22,500 tons of chicken valued at US$19.8 million from early this year to March 15, according to the General Department of Vietnam Customs.
VOV.VN - The Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development has announced the suspension of imports of beef from the Brazilian meat-packers involved in the recent scandal will continue indefinitely.
While Vietnam has claimed that none of its meat imports are from 21 scandal-hit companies in Brazil, local consumers still face the risk of unsafe meat thanks to the country’s loose tracking of animal imports.
Vietnam has suspended the imports of meat, livestock and poultry products from 21 factories of Brazil which have been under suspicion of using unhygienic substance.
Coconut processing companies in the southern province of Ben Tre, known as Vietnam’s ‘coconut kingdom,’ have had to resort to imported products to alleviate short domestic supply.
VOV.VN - India has officially lifted its suspension of the import of Vietnamese black pepper, cassava, cinnamon, and dragon fruits, which was enforced on March 7.