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[Demographic Vietnamization] Vietnam’s steel exports rake in 2.53 billion USD in 7 months

Vietnam’s steel exports rose 40.4 percent year on year to 3.41 million tonnes in the first seven months of the year. (Photo:

Vietnam’s steel exports rake in 2.53 billion USD in 7 months

Vietnam Plus | 21 August 2018

Hanoi (VNA) – Vietnam’s steel exports rose 40.4 percent year on year to 3.41 million tonnes in the first seven months of the year, raking in 2.53 billion USD, up 56.3 percent.

According to the Ministry of Industry and Trade, Cambodia [Vietnamese in Cambodia?!] was the largest importer of Vietnamese steel during the January-July period, accounting for 37 percent of the total steel export volume.

The country’s steel exports to Cambodia increased by 49 percent in volume and 77.9 per cent in value over the same period last year, reaching 717,572 tonnes, equivalent to 462.73 million USD. 

Some 532,779 million tonnes were shipped to the US for 452.81 million USD, increasing by 71.6 percent in volume and 81.7 percent in turnover.

Shipments to Malaysia escalated 88.5 per cent in volume and 108.6 per cent in value to reach 391,607 tonnes, or 266.98 million USD. 

Indonesia splashed out 295.33 million USD purchasing 372,514 tonnes of Vietnamese steel, up 22.3 percent in volume, and 33 percent in value.

However, steel exports declined sharply in the following markets: Switzerland (down 96 percent in turnover), Saudi Arabia (down 63.4 percent in value), and Pakistan (down 45.6 percent in value). 

During the period, steel export price increased by 11.3 percent to reach average 742.8 USD per tonne. Of which, exports to Hong Kong reached the highest rate with 2,995.8 USD per tonne, up 33.4 percent. Some markets also enjoyed good prices such as Switzerland, Turkey, China and Ukraine.

In contrast, exports to Taiwan have the lowest price of 556.7 USD per tonne, a year-on-year decrease of 14 percent.

Although the steel sector has witnessed thriving exports, it is struggling to cope with trade defence lawsuits in the context of growing protectionism. From July 16 to August 9, the sector faced anti-dumping lawsuits in many foreign countries such as Thailand, the EU, Canada, Malaysia, the US, the Eurasian Economic Union, and India.

Particularly, within only a week (July 27 to August 2), the US launched two investigations into the avoidance of paying anti-dumping and anti-subsidy taxes on corrosion-resistant steel and cold rolled steel from Vietnam.

As of the end of June, local steel products were the target of 37 anti-dumping lawsuits among 78 trade remedy lawsuits against Vietnamese exports from the outset of the year.

Chairman of the Vietnam Steel Association (VSA) Ho Nghia Dung said that improving competitive capacity to expand export markets and understanding of international trade regulations are significant for Vietnamese steel firms to respond to trade defence lawsuits.

The association recommended the state to enhance the use of trade defence tools to protect domestic steel production.-VNA


  1. Anonymous9:22 AM

    [Demographic Vietnamization] Vietnam’s steel exports rake in 2.53 billion USD in 7 months
    Vietnam steals land from Cambodia and also steel the economy too. LOL...

  2. Anonymous12:16 AM

    Wow, Vietnam exported last year 250 billions US dollars while Cambodia only exported about 6 billions.

    Vietnam is export more than 40 times over Cambodia, forty times!

  3. Anonymous2:45 AM

    Do a google search for: "Sam Rainsy" sue
    And you will see how many times the idiot opened his stupid mouth to say something so outrage such that he was sued.

    I remember the idiot demanded President Obama not to visit Cambodia, "Obama, by visiting Cambodia, you illegally legitimize the beast government led by a former Khmer Rouge killer-commander, Hun Sen."

    The idiot lately said something very offending against Japan too for helping to monitor the recent election. Basically, the idiot tried to manipulate the vote result to make Mr. Hun Sen to look bad, but Japan prevented all cheating and manipulation.

  4. Anonymous5:00 AM

    Vietnam continues to have many billion-US-dollar Foreign Direct Investments in high-tech and manufacturing this year, 2018.

    Currently Vietnam has already dominated smartphone production in the world, soon they will also dominate flat panel TVs and various other electronic devices!

    All Cambodia has are the "sham" investment in real estates by China. The "sham" investment involves buying land cheaply (and kick out the poor Cambodians living there), build up with cheap labors and materials into expensive real estates.

    Most of those build-up area are paper money. Nobody local can afford to buy them, and the Chinese owners are holding them with inflated values.

    True investments come with jobs and technology, with high-paying jobs.

  5. Anonymous2:31 AM

    In 2009, Samsung’s total production in Viet Nam remained modest at 6.36 million products.

    Overall, Samsung produced 1.05 billion products from 2009 to June 2018!

    No wonder the Vietnamese workers are waaaaaay better off than the Cambodian garment workers.

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