Viet Nam's dairy imports up in first nine months

Saturday, Oct 25, 2014 12:17

Imported milk increased by 4.2 per cent a month. – Photo

HA NOI (VNS)— Viet Nam imported dairy products worth US$838.1 million in the first nine months of this year, a month-on-month rise of 4.2 per cent, according to the General Department of Viet Nam Customs.

In the third quarter, Viet Nam imported $246.8 million worth of dairy products, an increase of 4.8 per cent compared to the same period last year.

Korea was the leading dairy exporter to Viet Nam in the first three quarters, accounting for 23.6 per cent of imports worth $198.4 million. Malaysia ranked second with $192.7 million.

Viet Nam also imported dairy products from the Philippines, Spain, Thailand, Germany and Denmark. — VNS

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