Imports of garment and footwear materials from Canada surge strongly

VOV.VN - Imports of materials for garment and footwear industries from Canada saw a tremendous growth of 179.8% to US$11.8 million in the first four months of this year, according to the statistics from the General Department of Vietnam Customs.

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Imports of the products in April reached US$497.05 million, bringing the total import value in four months to US$1.74 billion, down 0.02% against the corresponding period last year.

Currently, the five major suppliers with a value of more than US$100 million each are China, the Republic of Korea, Taiwan, the US and Southeast Asian countries. China took the lead at more than US$645.95 million (down 4.3%), accounting for 37.2% of Vietnam’s total imports, trailed by the RoK (down 5.1% to nearly US$226.16 million), Taiwan (down 11.2% to US$148.11 million), the US (up 14% to US$118.83 million) and Southeast Asian countries (up 14.2% to US$113.55 million).

It’s noteworthy that imports of the materials from many markets particularly from Canada increased against the same period last year.

Meanwhile, imports from other markets suffered a sharp decline, including Argentina (down 51% to US$7.68 million), New Zealand (down 50.3% to US$4.23 million), France (down 41.6% to US$1.3 million), Austria (down 32.8% to US$0.44 million) and Germany (down 31.4% to US$8.44 million).


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