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Dong Nai coffee exports surge

Update: October, 10/2014 - 08:39

The province's coffee export turnover is expected to reach over $80 million in the last quarter of 2014. — Photo baodongnai

DONG NAI (VNS) — The southern province of Dong Nai earned more than $420 million from exporting 193,000 tonnes of coffee in the first nine months of this year, up 43 per cent in value and 42 per cent in volume compared to the same period of 2013.

The province's coffee export turnover is expected to reach over $80 million in the last quarter of 2014, bringing the total yearly figure to more than $500 million, according to the provincial Department of Industry and Trade.

Director of the department Le Van Danh said coffee was among several exports from the province that saw sharp rises in both volume and value this year.

To boost sustainable coffee development, the provincial People's Committee assigned a local firm to set up a specialised cultivation region with a view to increasing the locality's coffee growing area to 22,000 ha. — VNS

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