Vietnam imported 5,455 complete built units (CBU) for the first half of May valued at roughly US$184 million, according to the General Department of Vietnam Customs.
It means that each day Vietnam spends US$12 million importing 364 CBUs, roughly US$37,000 each unit. The value includes just import tariffs at customs agencies, excluding special consumption taxes and other fees.
Of the total imported cars, 847 are tourism cars, 75 are 9-seater cars while the remaining are trucks and specialized vehicles.
The department said from the beginning of the year until May 15, total imported CBUs reached 40,465 worth US$10.6 billion, overall a two-fold increase in quantity, and a three-fold surge in value over the corresponding period.