HA NOI (VNS)— Five provinces and cities registered export revenues of over US$1 billion in the first four months of 2013, according to the General Department of Customs.
HCM City was the largest exporter with $9.367 billion in the four months ending in April, followed by northern Bac Ninh and southern Binh Duong provinces, which earned $6.848 billion and $4.253 billion, respectively.
Southern Dong Nai Province came fourth, recording $3.296 billion, and Ha Noi was fifth with exports reaching $3.1 billion.
Other localities posting export revenues close to the $1 billion mark included Hai Duong, Hai Phong and Long An with $965 million, $924 million and $836 million, respectively.
In contrast, a number of provinces in the northern mountainous region reported disappointing export figures of less than $1 million for the January-April period.
Lai Chau, Bac Kan and Son La were the worst performers with corresponding export revenues estimated at $274,000, $570,000 and $906,000.
This is the first time the General Department of Customs has released a list of export revenues by separate localities. — VNS