Vietnam’s cloth import up 10.3 pct in first half of year

HANOI, July 5– Vietnam spent over 8 billion U.S. dollars on cloth import in the first half of this year, posting a rise of 10.3 percent year on year, according to the country’s General Statistics Office on Tuesday. Between January and June, Vietnam imported some 667,000 tons of cotton worth nearly 1.8 billion dollars, down 24.3 percent in volume but up 12.9 percent in…

HANOI, July 5 (Xinhua) — Vietnam spent over 8 billion U.S. dollars on cloth import in the first half of this year, posting a rise of 10.3 percent year on year, according to the country’s General Statistics Office on Tuesday.

Between January and June, Vietnam imported some 667,000 tons of cotton worth nearly 1.8 billion dollars, down 24.3 percent in volume but up 12.9 percent in value year on year.

Over the period, the country also spent over 1.4 billion dollars importing 561,000 tons of yarn, up 7 percent but down 5.2 percent respectively year on year.

Last year, Vietnam spent nearly 14.4 billion dollars importing cloth and earned more than 32.7 billion dollars from exporting garments and textiles, according to the office.

China was Vietnam’s largest supplier of cloth in 2021, according to figures from the Vietnamese statistics office. Enditem

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