Medical mask exports maintain upward trend

Tuesday, October 19, 2021  10:00

VOV.VN - Vietnam shipped over 322.2 million face masks of various types abroad during the opening nine months of the year, according to statistics from the General Department of Vietnam Customs.

September alone witnessed a total of 17 major local firms export approximately 16.63 million pieces overseas, representing a slight increase of 6.6% from August’s figure.

This rise marks the second consecutive month that medical mask exports has increased. Earlier, August saw local businesses export 15.64 million pieces, a rise of 24.8% compared to July.

Following the application of the export license regime in order to serve local efforts regarding COVID-19 prevention and control,

The export of medical masks has resumed normally since May 2020 following the application of the export license regime to support local COVID-19 prevention efforts.

Last year witnessed Vietnamese enterprises export over 1.37 billion medical masks of all types, in which the export volume of medical mask in June reached a peak of more than 236 million pieces.