Binh Duong records positive export growth

Tuesday, Apr 11, 2017 17:30

Binh Duong’s export turnover reaches US$6.4 billion in the first three months. — VNA Photo Danh Lam

The export turnover of the southern Binh Duong Province touched US$6.36 billion in the first quarter of 2017, a year-on-year rise of 16.1 per cent.

The domestic sector contributed $1.14 billion, up 8.4 per cent, while the foreign-invested sector accounted for $5.22 billion, up 16.8 per cent, the provincial department of Industry and trade revealed.

Products that saw high exports include wooden items ($894.6 million), clothes ($741 million), and leather and footwear ($575 million).

In March alone, the province’s export earnings recorded a 9.5 per cent rise to $2.15 billion. Of this, the domestic sector contributed $359.2 million, while the foreign-invested sector put in $1.79 billion.

The province has imported $4.66 billion worth of goods in the first quarter, up 14.9 per cent. In March, import was valued at $1.6 billion. – VNS

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