Vietnam imports 15,600 CBU cars during May

VOV.VN - Vietnam imported a total of 15,600 completely built unit (CBU) cars in May from three major regional markets of Thailand, Indonesia and China, making up 94% of the total number of vehicles imported into the country.

Data from to the General Department of Vietnam Customs show it imported 7,407 cars from Thailand, 4,470 from Indonesia, and 2,790 from China.

May saw the number of CBU cars of all types which had registered for import customs declarations increase by 4.8%, equivalent to a rise of 714 units compared to the imported volume from the previous month.

According to the General Department of Vietnam Customs, the number of imported CBU cars of all kinds during the five-month period increased by 78% to 65,736 units. Of the figure, the number of nine-seater cars imported from the Thai market rose by 53.3% to 43,630, while the number of transport cars surged by 124% to 15,355.

Meanwhile, May alone saw local firms spend approximately US$480 million on importing auto parts and accessories, a rise of 6.2% against April. The main suppliers were the Republic of Korea, with turnover reaching US$125 million, China with US$98 million, Thailand with US$94 million, Japan with US$70 million, Indonesia with US$18.4 million, and India with US$15.3 million.

The import value of auto parts and accessories throughout the reviewed period also soared by 63.3% to US$2.16 billion, equivalent to a rise of US$835 million from the same period last year.

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