Car imports surge

According to Vietnam Customs, the number of imported cars in Vietnam rose 61 percent to nearly 130,000 units in the first 10 months this year. Passenger vehicles saw a rise of 50 percent to more than 90,000 units.


Industry insiders said the rise came as customs activities resumed after months of social distancing.

Companies were also importing more vehicles to prepare for the end-of-year shopping season.

Vietnam also imported more than 4 billion USD worth of car parts and equipment in the first 10 months, up 33.5 percent year-on-year.

Sales of imported, completely-built units rose 24 percent year-on-year to more than 97,000 in the first 10 months, according to Vietnam Automobile Manufacturers Association./.