HANOI, April 3 (Xinhua) -- Vietnam's imports of pesticide reached some 180 million U.S. dollars in the first quarter of 2017, up 7.5 percent year-on-year, the Vietnamese Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development said on Monday.
During the period, China came top as the largest supplier of Vietnam, accounting for over 50 percent of the expenditure.
In March alone, Vietnam spent nearly 58 million U.S. dollars on importing pesticide.
In the first two months, the value of Vietnam's pesticide imports from China rose by 29.4 percent as opposed to the largest decrease of 44.6 percent in imports from Malaysia.
Meanwhile, pesticide imports from India, Germany and Thailand also saw significant increase of 25 percent, 35 percent and 17 percent, respectively, according to the ministry.