LONG AN (VNS)— Mekong Delta Long An Province posted a 9.7 per cent increase in Gross Domestic Product (GDP) in the first half of 2013.
However, this year's H1 posted the lowest GDP growth in four years, the provincial Statistics Office has revealed.
In the first six months of 2013, the construction industry soared 13.9 per cent; the trade and services sector increased 11.5 per cent; and agriculture, forestry and fisheries grew 2.9 per cent.
The province also posted total retail sales and services of VND16,681 billion (US$793 million) in H1/2013, up 18.6 per cent year on year.
Long An earned a total of $1.3 billion from exports, up 16.4 per cent year on year, while it spent $1.036 billion to import goods and services, up 7.8 per cent.-VNS