According to statistics of the General Department of Customs, in September, the country's telephone and components imports reached US $ 1.70 billion, down 10.2% over the previous month and down 12.1% against the previous month. In the first nine months of 2018, imports of telephones and components reached US $ 10.99 billion, up 1.3% over the same period last year and accounted for 6.4% of the totalimport turnover of the whole country in the first 9 months of 2018.

In September, the import of telephones and parts of FDI enterprises reached over US $ 1.58 billion, down 10.5% over the previous month and down 15.5% over the same period in 2017 and accounted for over 92.66% of total imports. Generally, in the first nine months of 2018, the import volume of FDI enterprises reached over US $ 9.84 billion, down 1.1% over the same period last year and accounted for 89.53% of the total turnover.

Chart 1: Imports of phones and components over the years

Source: General deparment of Vietnam Customs

In the first nine months of 2018, Vietnam imported US $ 6.08 billion of telephones and components from China, up 7.5% over the same period in 2017, accounting for 55% 37%. Imports from South Korea reached over US $ 4.15 billion, down 0.2% over the same period in 2017, accounting for 37.81% of exports. Despite the low turnover, the import of mobile phones and components from Japan in the first nine months saw the highest growth rate, up 97.8% over the same period in 2017, reaching over US $ 229.1 million.

Items

Sep, 2018

(million units)

Compared to Aug, 2018 (%)

Compared to Sep, 2017 (%)

9 months, 2018

 (million units)

yoy (%)

Total

123,30

-14,57

9,84

1.215,13

3,21

Oppo

56,57

27,16

123,32

343,00

16,61

Iphone

16,85

-31,46

-11,53

332,14

38,68

Samsung

13,45

-25,14

-53,51

160,79

-52,34

Huawei

9,27

-32,62

8.229,61

90,76

459,00

Xiaomi

8,96

12,55

249,98

65,73

361,39

Nokia

6,08

-45,41

-5,25

44,50

8,39

Vivo

3,89

13,65

-44,49

37,71

-1,55

Masstel

0,69

4,81

-22,01

13,46

-28,30

ITEL

3,14

419,10

4,30

11,09

-21,65

MOBIISTAR

0,78

62,24

-64,05

10,53

-29,72

Asus

0,49

183,82

-86,80

7,20

-50,60

HTC

 

 

 

6,25

-6,99

Mobell

0,42

-60,54

-30,42

5,41

-37,85

Others

2,43

-80,92

-6,46

75,25

45,79

 

Source: Vietnam GSO

 

VITIC & VIA

18-10-2018
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