HCMC – The number of completely-built-up (CBU) automobiles imported in Vietnam during the January-November period hit some 144,726 with a value of US$3.2 billion, rising by 5.9% in volume and 6.3% in value year-on-year.
Automobiles with up to nine seats made up the majority of imports, totaling 119,604 vehicles worth US$2.3 billion, according to the General Department of Vietnam Customs.
During the period, some US$5 billion was spent importing auto components while US$6.4 billion was earned from exporting automotive parts.
Between November 1 and 15, the country imported 15,872 CBU automobiles valued at US$309.3 million, surpassing the record high figure set in October with 14,313 automobiles, the local media reported.
As of October, Indonesia was Vietnam’s leading auto supplier, delivering 54,356 vehicles to local customers. Thailand came in second with 50,331 automobiles, a 23.3% year-on-year fall in exports of the Southeast Asian country.
The two nations accounted for three-quarters of all imported CBU vehicles in Vietnam.