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Import of agro-forestry and fisheries in the first 10 months of 2015 PDF Print
Monday, 02 November 2015 10:35

VIETRADE - Import value of the entire agro-forestry and fisheries in the first 10 months of 2015 was estimated at 19.17 billion USD, up 7.1% as compared to the same period of 2014. Import value of key products was nearly 14.43 billion USD, 13.9% year-on-year increase. Particular information of key import products are as follow:

 

- Fertilizer: Estimated import volume in October 2015 was 437 thousand tons, equivalent to 134 million USD, adding to the total import volume of the first 10 months to 3.56 million tons, equivalent to 1.12 billion USD, up 7.7% in volume and up 4% in value compared to the same period of 2014. In the meantime, import volume for Urea fertilizer was estimated at 335 thousand tons, equivalent to 103 million USD, up 70.6% in volume and up 73.6% in value as compared to the same period of 2014; SA fertilizer was estimated at 869 thousand tons, equivalent to 123 million USD, up 6.1% in volume and up 11.6% in value as compared to the same period of 2014. Fertilizer was mainly imported from China, which has a 47.1% of the total import value, slightly lower than that of 2014. Other markets experienced strong year-on-year growth is Lao (up 57.4%), Korea (up 42.3%), Belgium (up 32.5%), and especially Indonesia enjoyed a 3.1 time growth. Growth can also be seen in most other markets, except for Japan and Israel, which experience decline of 6.5% and 50.2% respectively.

 

- Pesticide and pesticide-related materials: Estimated import value in October 2015 was 45 million USD, adding up to the total import value of the first 10 months to 592 million USD, down 4.3% as compared to the same period of 2014. Pesticide and pesticide - related materials are mainly imported from China, which accounting for 52.4% of the total import value. Markets that enjoyed growth as compared with 2014 are Malaysia (up 86%), France (up 51.7%) and Korea (up 47.7%). Two markets suffered the most drastic decline are Indonesia and Germany with the decrease of 31.1% and 26.2% respectively.

 

- Wood and wooden products. Estimated import value in October, 2015 was 154 million USD, adding up to the total import value of the first 10 month to 1.78 billion USD, down 6.6% as compared to the same period of 2014. Most of the imports come from Lao, occupying 19.4% of the total import value, a 35.7% decrease as compared to 2014, followed by Cambodia, China and the US holding 15.7%, 11.6% and 10.6% of the import value respectively. Markets with strong year-on-year growth are Chile (up 36%), Thailand (up 27.2%) and Brazil (up 16.5%).

 

- Wheat: Estimated import volume in October 2015 was 188 thousand tons, equivalent to 49 million USD, adding up to the total import volume and value of the first 10 months  to 2.09 million tons and 549 million USD, up 17.8% in volume but down 2% in value as compared to the same period of 2014. The key wheat import market is Australia, accounting for 50.8%, followed by Brazil, accounting for 15 % of the total import value. Market with strong growth as compared to last year is Austria (11.09 times).

 

- Animal feed and related materials: Import value in October 2015 was 258 million USD, adding up to the total import value in the first 10 months to 2.81 billion USD, up 2.8% as compared to the same period of 2014. Most of the imports come from Argentina (42% of market share), followed by the US (13.5%); Brazil (9.1%) and China (5.6%). Market with drastic growth is Austria (80 times).

 

- Rubber: Import volume in October , 2015 was estimated at 33 thousand tons, equivalent to 51 million USD, adding up to the total import volume of the first 10 months to 317 thousand tons, equivalent to 541 million USD, up 20.4% in volume and up 1.9% in value as compared to the same period of 2014. The key import markets are Korea (20%), Japan (15.9%) and Cambodia (12.1%). Markets with strong year-on-year growth are Malaysia, up 45.2% in volume and 313% in value; and France, up 40.5% in volume and up 18.2% in value.

 

- Aquatic products: Estimated import value in October was 83 million USD, adding up to the total import value of the first 10 months to 914 million USD, up 3% as compared to the same period of 2014. Key import markets are: India (37.5%), followed by Taiwan, Norway, Japan and Korea with market shares are 8.6%, 7.8%, 6.8% and 6.3% respectively. Markets with strong year-on-year growth are Korea (66.2%), followed by China (56.2%). Market with the most drastic decline is Indonesia (41%).

 

- Cashew nuts: Import volume in October, 2015 was estimated at 30 thousand tons, equivalent to 46 million USD, adding up to the total import volume in the first 10 months  to 780 thousand tons, equivalent to 1.01 billion USD, up 54.5% in volume and 85.9% in value as compared to the same period of 2014.

 

- Soya bean: Estimated import volume in October, 2015 was 23 thousand tons, equivalent to 12 million USD, adding up to the total import volume in the first 10 months to 1.29 million tons, equivalent to 592 million USD, up 1.1% in volume but down 20.7% in value as compared to the same period of 2014.

 

- Maize: Estimated import volume in October, 2015 was 584 thousand tons, equivalent to 119 million USD, adding up to the total import volume of the first 10 months to 5.72 million tons, equivalent to 1.26 billion USD, up 55.8% in volume and up 32.8% in value compared to the same period of 2014. Brazil and Argentina are the two key importing markets accounting for 53.4% and 41.8% of the total import value. Market with sudden growth is Argentina with 10 times higher in volume and 9 times higher in value.



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