Vietnam sees car imports double over eight months

VOV.VN - Vietnam spent US$2.35 billion on importing a total of 105,702 completely-built-up (CBU) cars in the first eight months of the year, marking annual increases of 91.3% in value and 95.6% in volume.

Of the total, 72,355 are nine-seater cars, while the remaining 24,049 are trucks and specialised vehicles.

Typically, the country imports cars from Thailand and Indonesia, accounting for 80% of the total import volume of CBU cars.

August alone saw Vietnam import 10,179 CBU vehicles worth US$22.4 million, a drop of 29.3% compared to the previous month, according to figures released by the General Department of Vietnam Customs.

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