|Of the total, the foreign-invested sector contributed $5.112 billion, up 17.5 per cent over the same period last year. — Photo baodongnai
DONG NAI (VNS) — The southern province of Dong Nai earned US$6.053 billion from exports in the first half of this year, a 15.8 per cent rise year-on-year, fulfilling 50.8 per cent of its yearly target.
Of the total, the foreign-invested sector contributed $5.112 billion, up 17.5 per cent over the same period last year.
Bo Ngoc Thu, head of the provincial Department of Planning and Investment, attributed the results to the stable production by foreign invested enterprises, including many newly-established ones which were kept busy with orders. At the same time, the province also worked hard to ease difficulties for local firms in accessing markets and capital, joining many trade promotion events abroad, especially in Dubai, she said.
Particularly good signs were seen in the export of agricultural products. According to the Dong Nai Statistics Office, the province shipped nearly 130,000 tonnes of coffee for $276 million in the six months, up 33 per cent in volume and 30.3 per cent in value.— VNS