Vietnam rubber exports go almost exclusively to China

By Thi Ha   August 16, 2023 | 04:59 pm PT
Vietnam rubber exports go almost exclusively to China
A worker collects rubber latex. Photo courtesy of GVR
Vietnam exported 757,600 tons of rubber for over US$1 billion to China in the first seven months of this year, accounting for 99.8% of its total rubber exports.

Vietnam is China’s second largest rubber supplier after Thailand.

Its shipments to China were up 12% in volume but down 10% in value year-on-year. The price in July was $1,291 per ton, down 17.9%.

The Ministry of Industry and Trade’s import-export department forecast rubber exports to China to keep rising in the next few months due to a steady increase in demand.

The Chinese government has rolled out a series of policies to support the economy after post-pandemic recovery slowed down.

Vietnam exported over 2.1 million tons of rubber worth $3.3 billion last year, up 9.7% in volume and 1% in value from 2021.

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