Approximately 19,750 tons of meat and meat products valued at US$30.64 million were imported into the country over the period, a drop of 19.7% in volume and 21.3% in value compared to March. In addition, imports of beef and buffalo meat also saw a fall from March.
The country bought meat and meat products from 34 markets in the world, with the US ranking first, making up 37.3% of the total import volume with 7,360 tons, worth more than US$10.49 million (down 11% in volume and 11.9% in value). Poland came second with 1,930 tons, worth more than US$2.16 million, down 17.8% in volume and 6.1% in value.
Last year, Vietnam spent nearly US$527 million on meat imports, including US$11.07 million on pork, US$75.7 million on poultry meat and more than US$415 million on live cows and buffaloes, and beef and buffalo meat.