More than 90% of consumers prioritise locally-made products

December, 01/2022 - 08:35
Vietnamese commodities have made up 90 per cent of the goods sold in retail outlets owned by domestic enterprises and 60-96 per cent of the foreign supermarkets in Việt Nam.
Bavimilk's products at a trade fair in Hà Đông District, Hà Nội. VNS Photo Ly Ly Cao

HÀ NỘI — More than 90 per cent of consumers said that they prioritise made-in-Vietnam commodities when making a decision on the purchase of anything, according to the Ministry of Industry and Trade (MoIT)’s Steering Committee for the "Vietnamese people prioritise Vietnamese goods" campaign.

According to the committee, Vietnamese commodities have made up 90 per cent of the goods sold in retail outlets owned by domestic enterprises and 60-96 per cent of the foreign supermarkets in Việt Nam.

In traditional retail channels, the rate of Vietnamese goods in markets and grocery stores is at least 60 per cent. Particularly, since the COVID-19 pandemic broke out, 76 per cent of the Vietnamese consumers have preferred domestic products, especially those with guaranteed quality and health benefits.

Up to 75 per cent of the consumers have recommended family members and friends buy locally-made products.

Lê Việt Nga, Vice Director of the MoIT’s Department of Domestic Market, said the campaign to encourage Vietnamese to prioritise the use of Vietnamese commodities has helped changed domestic consumers' and businesses’ awareness of made-in-Vietnam products.

Nga underlined that with clear origin, trademark and quality that is comparable to foreign-made products, Vietnamese commodities are winning stronger confidence from domestic consumers.

In order to further spread the campaign, the MoIT has organised a wide range of trade promotion activities and encouraged the application of e-commerce in shopping activities.

Most recently, the ministry implemented an annual programme to identify Vietnamese goods on a national scale with the name "Pride of Vietnamese goods" and "Quintessence of Vietnamese goods" in 2022, with an aim to further enhance the position and competitiveness of Vietnamese goods amid the country’s deep regional and international integration. VNS

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