In the reviewed period, import markets post high growth, including Japan (up 91.6% to US$3.8 million), the UAE (up 54.79% to US$66 million), China (up 47.45% to US$228 million) and Malaysia (up 41.32% to over US$28 million).
Major suppliers in October 2016 included Argentina, the US, China and India. Argentina ranked first with import value of more than US$145 million, bringing the total ten-month period import value to US$1.2 billion, accounting for 49.6% of Vietnam’s total import revenue.
The US came second at US$31 million in October and US$302 million in ten months and China was placed third at US$13 million and US$228 million, respectively.
Vietnam also imports animal feed and materials from other markets like Brazil, Austria, Indonesia, and Taiwan.