Vietnam imported 2,300 complete built unit (CBU) automobiles worth $46 million in February, up $4 million over January, according to the General Statistics Office (GSO).
On average, each imported CBU car is worth $20,000, up $5,000 (25 per cent) compared to last month.
In total, 5,100 CBU cars with a total value of US$88 million have been imported in the first two months of 2012.
The GSO also said Vietnam earned $8.2 billion from exports in February while it imported $9 billion in goods, resulting in a trade deficit of $800 million.
Vietnam obtained an export surplus of $170 million in January.
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