Vietnam’s paper import drops in H1

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Vietnam imported 922,000 tons of paper worth 862 million U.S. dollars in the first half of this year, posting respective year-on-year decreases of 5.8 percent and 5.3 percent, the Vietnam Pulp and Paper Association said on Thursday.

Last month alone, the country imported 160,000 tons of paper worth 150 million U.S. dollars, mainly from China, Indonesia, Japan, South Korea and Thailand, up 1.9 percent in volume but down 0.3 percent in value against June 2018.

Vietnam spent 1.9 billion U.S. dollars importing nearly 2.1 million tons of paper of various kinds, including waste paper last year, witnessing respective year-on-year rises of 14.2 percent and 6.1 percent.

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