According to Vietnam Import-Export Report 2021, In 2021, the number of domestically produced phones will reach 233.7 million units, up 7.6%; production value of phone components reached 580.8 trillion dong, up 29.5% over the same period in 2020.
Meanwhile, statistics released by market research firm Counterpoint Research show that global smartphone consumption has increased by 4% over the same period in 2020, reaching 1.39 billion units in 2021. Thus, Made-in-Vietnam mobile phones account for nearly 17% of global consumption.
In 2021, our country’s export turnover of phones and components will reach 57.5 billion USD, up 12.4% compared to 2020 and accounting for over 17.1% of total export turnover of goods in 2021. Accordingly, the export turnover of this item of FDI enterprises reached over USD 56.9 billion, up 13.8% compared to 2020 and accounting for nearly 99.0% of the total export turnover of phones and components of the whole country. country.
Exports of commodity groups increased in the first half of the year, but the growth rate gradually decreased in the last 6 months of the year due to the negative impact of the 4th epidemic in the third quarter, affecting production and export: a sharp decrease in June (decreased) 9.6%) and low growth at 3-4% in the following months, by November there was a recovery in exports with a growth rate of over 21.5%.
Export of CBU mobile phones reached a turnover of over 33.1 billion USD, up 14.9% compared to 2020, accounting for 57.6% export turnover of the commodity group. Export of phone components and accessories reached over 24.4 billion USD, up 9.1% compared to 2020, accounting for 42.4%.
The main export markets for phones and components include: the United States, the EU, mainland China, South Korea, and the UAE. The proportion of exports to these five main markets accounted for about 71% of the country’s total export turnover of this item.
Export markets with strong growth are: Hong Kong (up 35.0%), UAE (up 26.8%), Mainland China (up 23.0%). Some small but strong growth markets such as Peru (up 137.6%), Pakistan (up 120.3%), Sri Lanka (up 109.3%).
Exports of phones and components increased sharply to China mainly in the segment of phone components. Export of mobile phone components to China reached US$13.5 billion, accounting for 89.1% of the group’s export value.
According to the assessment of the Ministry of Industry and Trade, phones of all kinds and components are items accounting for an increasing proportion of the total export turnover of the country. In 2021, exporting phones and components also has certain advantages.
Like key industrial products such as components, computers, and electronic products, in the context of the complicated development of the Covid-19 epidemic, the export of phones and components still increased due to consumer demand. increased because this is a group of items for communication as well as means of work when countries implement social distancing policies and workers are forced to work from home due to the Covid-19 epidemic.
According to the report, currently, Vietnam has become Samsung’s largest phone producer, accounting for 60% of the total number of phones sold by this group globally. Besides, the export of phones and components faces some difficulties due to supply chain problems, especially the shortage of semiconductor chips globally because the negative impact of the epidemic has affected production. phone products in general and products using chips in particular.