Vietnam’s Textile And Apparel Exports Fall Sharply In September


In September 2022, Vietnamese cotton imports decreased by 11.1% year-on-year, but increased by 5.8% month-on-month. Vietnam’s yarn imports moved up by 23.4% year-on-year but declined by 1.9% month-on-month, and its exports dropped by 20.0% year-on-year and 7% month-on-month. Vietnam’s fabrics imports moved up by 14.2% year-on-year but down 6.2% month-on-month. Vietnam’s textiles and apparel exports increased by 19.7% year-on-year but dropped by 31.9% month-on-month.

Vietnam’s cotton import moved up month-on-month yet declined year-on-year in September 

Vietnam’s cotton imports in September reached 141,500 tons, down 11.1% over the same period last year, yet up 5.8% from the previous month. Australia was the main source of Vietnam’s cotton imports in September, with 75,749 tons of imports, accounting for 53.5% of the total imports. Imports from US and Brazil reached 47,787 tons and 3,908 tons, accounting for 33.7% and 2.8% respectively.

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Vietnam’s yarn import moved up year-on-year while declined month-on-month in September

In September, Vietnam imported 74,800 tons of yarns, up 23.4% year-on-year but down 16.5% month-on-month. In terms of countries, the main origins of yarn imports in September were China, China Taiwan and Thailand. Of the total, 46,059 tons of yarns were from China, 10,193 tons were from China Taiwan, and 4,434 tons were from Thailand, accounting for 51.4%, 11.4% and 5% respectively.

Vietnam’s yarn export moved down year-on-year and month-on-month in September

Vietnam’s yarn exports in September reached 115,900 tons, down 20.0% over the same period last year and 7% from the previous month. By country, the exports to China, South Korea and the US were 54,262 tons, 10,260 tons, and 4,646 tons, accounting for 47%, 9% and 4% respectively.

Vietnam’s yarn net exports decreased year-on-year yet went up month-on-month in September

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Vietnam’s yarn net exports reached 41,100 tons in September, down by 59.3% from the 84,300 tons the same period last year but up by 17.4% from the same period last month.

Vietnam’s fabrics imports climbed up year-on-year but dropped month-on-month

Vietnam’s fabrics imports in September were US$ 1.130 billion, up 14.2% over the same period last year but down 6.2% month-on-month. In terms of countries, its fabrics imports in September were mostly originated from China, China Taiwan, and South Korea, of which US$ 670 million worth of fabrics were from China, US$ 150 million worth of fabrics from China Taiwan and US$ 120 million worth of fabrics from South Korea, accounting for 59.1%, 13.5% and 10.4% respectively.

Vietnam’s textiles and apparel exports value rose both year-on-year and month-on-month

Vietnam’s textiles and apparel exports in September reached US$ 2.725 billion, up 19.7% year-on-year but down 31.9% month-on-month respectively. In terms of countries, Vietnam exported US$ 980 million worth of textiles and apparel to the US, US$ 380 million to Japan, and US$ 378 million to South Korea, accounting for 36%, 14.1% and 14% respectively. Based on exports value, Vietnam’s textiles and apparel exports in September dropped significantly compared with that in August yet were still higher than that of last year.

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