Demand for liquefied natural gas (LNG) will continue to be strong, outpacing domestic production by 2020 requiring the country to import around one million cubic metres a year, according to the Ministry of Industry and Trade.
Nearly a year after the logo for Vietnamese rice was introduced, no local rice shipments have been exported under the national brand.
The consumption of imported completely-built-up (CBU) automobiles in January-October skyrocketed 118% against the year-ago figure, while that of locally assembled cars plummeted 12%, according to data from the Vietnam Automobile Manufacturers Association (VAMA).
An increasing volume of pigs has recently been discovered being smuggled from Cambodia into southern Vietnam, sparking concerns over food safety as their meat does not undergo thorough quarantine.
About 14,200 tonnes of Vietnamese tea, worth over US$22.5 million, was shipped to Taiwan between January and September, marking a year-on-year increase of 6.1 per cent in volume and 8.3 per cent in value.
Pork prices in Vietnam have hit a 5-year high at VND71,000 ($3.1) with domestic production hurt by the African swine fever epidemic.
Vietnam and Thailand are two major rice exporters to the Hong Kong market, but Vietnamese rice prices are 50% lower than those offered by its rival, leaving wide room for growth for Vietnamese rice exports to the former British territory.
Thirty importers from Hong Kong (China) said they want to import more rice from Can Tho City and are seeking Vietnamese exporters.