The total volume of railway goods traded between Vietnam and China in the first quarter of this year has seen an increase of 34.1 percent over the same period of 2021.
According to China Railway Nanning Group, as many as 98 international trains operated between Vietnam and China, transporting a total of 2,940 twenty-foot equivalent units (TEUs) of cargo, up 27.3 percent in terms of the number of trains and 34.1 percent in the volume of goods year-on-year.
Of which, 57 outbound freight trains departed from China to Vietnam in the first quarter, a rise of 128 percent year on year. Most of the exported items included made-in-China machinery, equipment and electronic products.
Meanwhile, fruit remained China’s leading import category via rail with around 11,366 tonnes of Vietnamese fruits imported via Guangxi’s Pingxiang Port during the reviewed period.
Statistics have shown that over 200 varieties of goods have been transported by the China-Vietnam freight trains in recent times, including Chinese traditional medicinal materials, fruits, machinery, and equipment, contributing to ensuring a diversified and stable supply of goods for businesses of the two countries.