Earlier, imports of mobile phones and spare parts into Vietnam fell in the first two months of the year and surged in March and April, with increases of 44.6 and 6.5 percent respectively.
Vietnam mostly imported phones from China and the Republic of Korea (RoK) in the period. Of which, imports from China accounted for 54 percent of the country’s total to reach $2.06 billion, a drop of 19.7 percent from the corresponding period last year.
Meanwhile, mobile phone and spare part imports from the RoK rose by 0.4 percent to $1.5 billion in the first five months of 2019.
Vietnam also imported mobile phones from Hong Kong with total value of $32.06 million, up 25.8 percent from the same period last year.