Top 10 Countries with Highest Export of Vaccines for Human Medicine to Nepal

Last updated on 2022-09-24
Top 10 Countries with Highest Export of Vaccines for Human Medicine to Nepal

Medicines have almost certainly been in human culture for as long as sickness has. Vaccines are the most efficient strategy to protect yourself against infectious diseases. Nepal imports human medicine vaccines from a variety of countries throughout the world. In the fiscal year 2020-21, the government imported vaccines for human diseases worth Rs7.67 billion, according to the Department of Customs. In this article, we have included the top 10 countries from where vaccines for human medicine are imported to Nepal.

*The data is collected from the Ministry of Finance and the ranking is done according to the import value.

10. Canada

Canada
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Nepal and Canada established diplomatic relations in 1965. Since the start of diplomatic relations, Nepal and Canada have had a long-standing relationship built on sovereign equality, mutual respect, and goodwill. Despite the fact that Canada and Nepal have long had bilateral relations, trade between the two countries is still limited. Nepal purchased 1,310 kg of human medicine vaccines from Canada in 2020-21, with an import value of 1,745 thousand rupees. Nepal has received medical assistance from Canada as a result of the pandemic. Nepal received AstraZeneca vaccine doses supplied by the Canadian government.

  • Import Quantity : 1,310 kg
  • Import Value (in Thousands) : Rs. 1,745

9. Vietnam

Vietnam
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In 1960, Nepal and Ireland established diplomatic ties. The strong traditional friendship between Vietnam and Nepal has been maintained and developed by the governments and peoples of both countries over the past 44 years. Bilateral cooperation between Vietnam and Nepal has grown in a variety of areas, including politics, economy, and tourism. In recent years, there have been positive signs of bilateral economic and commercial cooperation between Vietnam and Nepal. According to the Ministry of Finance, Nepal imported 388 kg of vaccines for human medicine from Indonesia in 2020-21, with an import value of 7,590 thousand rupees.

  • Import Quantity : 388 kg
  • Import Value (in Thousands) : Rs. 7,590

8. Republic of Korea

Republic of Korea
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Nepal and the Republic of Korea (RoK) established diplomatic relations on May 15, 1974. The two countries' relations are built on mutual respect, friendship, and cooperation. These ties have been fostered further by frequent exchanges of visits at various levels. South Korea is one of Nepal's top foreign investors. Many Korean investors have expressed a strong desire to invest in Nepal, particularly in the hydropower, construction, and service industries. Electronics, the hotel sector, the chemical industry, medicinal items, and mineral water, among other fields, are all undergoing joint ventures. Nepal imported 339 kg of vaccines worth 14,389 thousand rupees in 2020/21.

  • Import Quantity : 339 kg
  • Import Value (in Thousands) : Rs. 14,389

7. France

France
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Since the establishment of diplomatic relations on April 20, 1949, Nepal and France have had excellent bilateral relations. Since then, Nepal-France relations have been characterized by enormous warmth, trust, and mutual respect on both sides. Passport printing, hotels, medicine, aluminum goods, and other areas of French investment are among them. Nepal imports machinery and parts, industrial raw materials, aircraft, and spare parts, telecommunications equipment, vaccinations, scientific research equipment, etc, from France. The import value is higher than the export value. Nepal purchased 368 kg of vaccines for human medicine from France, with an import value of 20,407 thousand rupees in 2020-21, according to the Ministry of Finance.

  • Import Quantity : 368 kg
  • Import Value (in Thousands) : Rs. 20,407

6. Indonesia

Indonesia
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For decades, Indonesia and Nepal have had a wonderful trade relationship, and the two countries have maintained diplomatic relations for over 60 years. Every year, Nepal imports a considerable amount of vegetables, raw materials, wood, vaccines, and other items from Indonesia. Nepal bought 1,427 kg of human medicine vaccinations from Indonesia in the year 2020-21, with an import value of 21,724 thousand rupees according to the Ministry of Finance. Because Nepal is a landlocked country, most trade between the two countries is performed through airway transits of adjacent countries, as Nepal and Indonesia do not have a direct air link. The value of trade between the two countries reached US$14 million, favoring Indonesia significantly.

  • Import Quantity : 1,427 kg
  • Import Value (in Thousands) : Rs. 21,724

5. Ireland

Ireland
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On August 19, 1999, Nepal and Ireland established diplomatic ties. The Nepalese Ambassador to London has dual accreditation with Ireland, and the Irish Ambassador to India has dual accreditation with Nepal. Ireland has been assisting Nepal through the European Union. The Irish government gave humanitarian aid in the aftermath of the coronavirus outbreak. According to the Ministry of Finance, Nepal imported 513 kg of vaccines for human medicine from Ireland in 2020-21, with an import value of 82,906 thousand rupees .

  • Import Quantity : 513 kg
  • Import Value (in Thousands) : Rs. 82,906

4. Netherlands

Netherlands
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On April 2, 1960, Nepal and the Netherlands established diplomatic relations. The Nepalese Embassy in Belgium is accredited to the Netherlands at the same time that the Netherlands Embassy in New Delhi is accredited to Nepal. At both the government and people-to-people levels, Nepal and the Netherlands have friendly, cordial, and cooperative bilateral relations. In 2020-21, Nepal imported about 8,658 kg of vaccines for human medicine from the Netherlands, with an import value of 1,25,343 thousand rupees. Textile materials, machinery, and parts, industrial raw materials, electrical goods, research equipment, etc. are also imported from the Netherlands by Nepal.

  • Import Quantity : 8,658 kg
  • Import Value (in Thousands) : Rs. 1,25,343

3. Belgium

Belgium
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On August 19, 1963, Nepal and Belgium established diplomatic relations. The two countries' relations have traditionally been characterized by friendliness, trust, and mutual respect. Nepal and Belgium share similar viewpoints on a variety of subjects and have backed each other up in international organizations such as the United Nations. In the years 2020-21, about 7,497 kg of human medicine vaccines were imported from Belgium to Nepal. Textile materials, machinery and parts, industrial raw materials, electrical goods, research equipment, and other commodities are also imported from Belgium by Nepal.

  • Import Quantity : 7,497 kg
  • Import Value (in Thousands) : Rs. 7,28,646

2. India

India
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Nepal's major trading partner is India. Nepal and India have a long history of business and trading relations. During the last eleven months of the fiscal year 2020-21, bilateral trade reached over NRS 976.78 billion, with imports from India totaling NPR 886.59 billion. Indian Rupees are commonly used to pay for purchases made in India. Indian excise duty must be paid and included in the sale price when Indian suppliers import their items to Nepalese purchasers. Nepal imported around 41,955 kg of vaccines for human medicine from India in 2020-21, with an import value of 14,45,714 thousand rupees.

  • Import Quantity : 41,955 kg
  • Import Value (in Thousands) : Rs. 14,45,714

1. China

China
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China is the second-largest partner of Nepal. Nepal and the People's Republic of China have a long and rich historical relationship. The relationship between Nepal and China has traditionally been amicable and cordial. Since ancient times, Nepal and China have had a commercial relationship. With open borders at Kodari-Nyalam, Rasuwa-Keyrong, Yari(Humla)-Purang, and Olangchung Gola-Riwu, Kimathanka Riwu, and Nechung(Mustang)- Lizi, the two countries can trade freely. Nepal imported 18,388 kg of human medicine vaccines from China in 2020-21, with an import value of 15,20,346 thousand rupees.

  • Import Quantity : 18,388 kg
  • Import Value (in Thousands) : Rs. 15,20,346

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10. Canada

Canada
Image Source: UniNews - University Living

Nepal and Canada established diplomatic relations in 1965. Since the start of diplomatic relations, Nepal and Canada have had a long-standing relationship built on sovereign equality, mutual respect, and goodwill. Despite the fact that Canada and Nepal have long had bilateral relations, trade between the two countries is still limited. Nepal purchased 1,310 kg of human medicine vaccines from Canada in 2020-21, with an import value of 1,745 thousand rupees. Nepal has received medical assistance from Canada as a result of the pandemic. Nepal received AstraZeneca vaccine doses supplied by the Canadian government.

  • Import Quantity : 1,310 kg
  • Import Value (in Thousands) : Rs. 1,745

9. Vietnam

Vietnam
Image Source: State Department

In 1960, Nepal and Ireland established diplomatic ties. The strong traditional friendship between Vietnam and Nepal has been maintained and developed by the governments and peoples of both countries over the past 44 years. Bilateral cooperation between Vietnam and Nepal has grown in a variety of areas, including politics, economy, and tourism. In recent years, there have been positive signs of bilateral economic and commercial cooperation between Vietnam and Nepal. According to the Ministry of Finance, Nepal imported 388 kg of vaccines for human medicine from Indonesia in 2020-21, with an import value of 7,590 thousand rupees.

  • Import Quantity : 388 kg
  • Import Value (in Thousands) : Rs. 7,590

8. Republic of Korea

Republic of Korea
Image Source: ThoughtCo

Nepal and the Republic of Korea (RoK) established diplomatic relations on May 15, 1974. The two countries' relations are built on mutual respect, friendship, and cooperation. These ties have been fostered further by frequent exchanges of visits at various levels. South Korea is one of Nepal's top foreign investors. Many Korean investors have expressed a strong desire to invest in Nepal, particularly in the hydropower, construction, and service industries. Electronics, the hotel sector, the chemical industry, medicinal items, and mineral water, among other fields, are all undergoing joint ventures. Nepal imported 339 kg of vaccines worth 14,389 thousand rupees in 2020/21.

  • Import Quantity : 339 kg
  • Import Value (in Thousands) : Rs. 14,389

7. France

France
Image Source: Daily Sabah

Since the establishment of diplomatic relations on April 20, 1949, Nepal and France have had excellent bilateral relations. Since then, Nepal-France relations have been characterized by enormous warmth, trust, and mutual respect on both sides. Passport printing, hotels, medicine, aluminum goods, and other areas of French investment are among them. Nepal imports machinery and parts, industrial raw materials, aircraft, and spare parts, telecommunications equipment, vaccinations, scientific research equipment, etc, from France. The import value is higher than the export value. Nepal purchased 368 kg of vaccines for human medicine from France, with an import value of 20,407 thousand rupees in 2020-21, according to the Ministry of Finance.

  • Import Quantity : 368 kg
  • Import Value (in Thousands) : Rs. 20,407

6. Indonesia

Indonesia
Image Source: Hotels.com Australia

For decades, Indonesia and Nepal have had a wonderful trade relationship, and the two countries have maintained diplomatic relations for over 60 years. Every year, Nepal imports a considerable amount of vegetables, raw materials, wood, vaccines, and other items from Indonesia. Nepal bought 1,427 kg of human medicine vaccinations from Indonesia in the year 2020-21, with an import value of 21,724 thousand rupees according to the Ministry of Finance. Because Nepal is a landlocked country, most trade between the two countries is performed through airway transits of adjacent countries, as Nepal and Indonesia do not have a direct air link. The value of trade between the two countries reached US$14 million, favoring Indonesia significantly.

  • Import Quantity : 1,427 kg
  • Import Value (in Thousands) : Rs. 21,724

5. Ireland

Ireland
Image Source: Schengen Visa

On August 19, 1999, Nepal and Ireland established diplomatic ties. The Nepalese Ambassador to London has dual accreditation with Ireland, and the Irish Ambassador to India has dual accreditation with Nepal. Ireland has been assisting Nepal through the European Union. The Irish government gave humanitarian aid in the aftermath of the coronavirus outbreak. According to the Ministry of Finance, Nepal imported 513 kg of vaccines for human medicine from Ireland in 2020-21, with an import value of 82,906 thousand rupees .

  • Import Quantity : 513 kg
  • Import Value (in Thousands) : Rs. 82,906

4. Netherlands

Netherlands
Image Source: NIRA

On April 2, 1960, Nepal and the Netherlands established diplomatic relations. The Nepalese Embassy in Belgium is accredited to the Netherlands at the same time that the Netherlands Embassy in New Delhi is accredited to Nepal. At both the government and people-to-people levels, Nepal and the Netherlands have friendly, cordial, and cooperative bilateral relations. In 2020-21, Nepal imported about 8,658 kg of vaccines for human medicine from the Netherlands, with an import value of 1,25,343 thousand rupees. Textile materials, machinery, and parts, industrial raw materials, electrical goods, research equipment, etc. are also imported from the Netherlands by Nepal.

  • Import Quantity : 8,658 kg
  • Import Value (in Thousands) : Rs. 1,25,343

3. Belgium

Belgium
Image Source: State Department

On August 19, 1963, Nepal and Belgium established diplomatic relations. The two countries' relations have traditionally been characterized by friendliness, trust, and mutual respect. Nepal and Belgium share similar viewpoints on a variety of subjects and have backed each other up in international organizations such as the United Nations. In the years 2020-21, about 7,497 kg of human medicine vaccines were imported from Belgium to Nepal. Textile materials, machinery and parts, industrial raw materials, electrical goods, research equipment, and other commodities are also imported from Belgium by Nepal.

  • Import Quantity : 7,497 kg
  • Import Value (in Thousands) : Rs. 7,28,646

2. India

India
Image Source: European Parliament

Nepal's major trading partner is India. Nepal and India have a long history of business and trading relations. During the last eleven months of the fiscal year 2020-21, bilateral trade reached over NRS 976.78 billion, with imports from India totaling NPR 886.59 billion. Indian Rupees are commonly used to pay for purchases made in India. Indian excise duty must be paid and included in the sale price when Indian suppliers import their items to Nepalese purchasers. Nepal imported around 41,955 kg of vaccines for human medicine from India in 2020-21, with an import value of 14,45,714 thousand rupees.

  • Import Quantity : 41,955 kg
  • Import Value (in Thousands) : Rs. 14,45,714

1. China

China
Image Source: State Department

China is the second-largest partner of Nepal. Nepal and the People's Republic of China have a long and rich historical relationship. The relationship between Nepal and China has traditionally been amicable and cordial. Since ancient times, Nepal and China have had a commercial relationship. With open borders at Kodari-Nyalam, Rasuwa-Keyrong, Yari(Humla)-Purang, and Olangchung Gola-Riwu, Kimathanka Riwu, and Nechung(Mustang)- Lizi, the two countries can trade freely. Nepal imported 18,388 kg of human medicine vaccines from China in 2020-21, with an import value of 15,20,346 thousand rupees.

  • Import Quantity : 18,388 kg
  • Import Value (in Thousands) : Rs. 15,20,346