Vietnamese media quoted Vietnamese Coal and Mineral Group as saying that the country needs to import 228 million tonnes of coal by 2025.
The newspaper said that Vietnam will need to import large amount of coal from 2012. The yearly gap between coal demand and domestic production stood at between 10.8 million tonnes and 11 million tonnes from 2012 to 2017.
Vietnam exported nearly 32.6 million tonnes of coal in 2007. Its major importers include China, Japan, South Korea and some European countries.