Vietnamese steel products were exported to 34 countries and territories, of which Southeast Asia accounted for a 22.8% market share, the EU 22.8%, and other countries 17.4%. The US led in imports of Vietnamese products at US$181.4 million, trailed by Japan with US$161.8 million.
The general picture shows that steel exports to most markets saw an upward swing. Some markets saw particularly strong growth of more than 100% such as India, Myanmar, Thailand, France and Spain. India was the highest growth market, ballooning by more than 270% to US$73.1 million.
At the other end of the scale was Norway, which suffered a sharp drop of 97.13% or more than US$260,000.