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Hanoi (VNA) – Vietnam recorded strong growth in imports of materials for the textile and garment industry in the first nine months of 2018, according to statistics by the Ministry of Industry and Trade.

The highest growth was seen in imports of fiber, valued at 1.78 billion USD, up 34.6 percent from the same period last year. It was followed by cotton with import value of 2.41 billion USD, up 30.3 percent year on year.

Waterproof fabric came third with a growth of 13.5 percent but it posted significant import turnover of 9.39 billion USD.

The total cotton, fiber and fabric imports were worth 13.6 billion USD in the first three quarters, according to the ministry. –VNA