Vietnam spent 5.71 billion USD importing over 8.6 million tonnes of petroleum over the eight months of this year, up 26.4 percent year-on-year.

During the period, the petroleum was mostly imported from Malaysia – accounting for 28.6 percent of total, reaching over 2.2 million tonnes worth 1.38 billion USD.

The Republic of Korea was the second largest supplier of petroleum to Vietnam, making up 25.3 percent of the total, followed by Singappore with 23.2 percent worth 1.15 billion USD.-VNA