HCMC – September saw Vietnam importing 18,303 completely-built-up (CBU) cars, mainly from Indonesia, Thailand and China, according to data from the General Administration of Vietnam Customs.
According to the Ministry of Industry and Trade, the 18,303 CBU cars imported into Vietnam in September were worth US$367 million.
Of the total CBU cars imported, Indonesia supplied 9,314 units, Thailand 7,102 units and China 1,347 units.
Under-nine-seater cars made up the majority with 15,594 units, worth US$274 million.
Most of the CBU cars were imported through Haiphong Port in northern Vietnam, with 7,985 units, followed by the ports in HCMC with 7,604 units.
In the first nine months of 2022, the country imported 114,496 CBU cars worth US$2.61 billion, up 0.3% in volume and 3% in value year-over-year.
Indonesia was Vietnam’s biggest CBU car supplier with 47,783 units worth over US$691.37 million, accounting for 41.7% of the total volume and 26.4% of the total value.
Thailand came second with 44,850 units, followed by China with 14,515 units.