The southern province of Dong Nai earned 6.053 billion USD from
exports in the first half of this year, a 15.8 percent rise
year-on-year, fulfilling 50.8 percent of its yearly target.
Of the total, the foreign-invested sector contributed 5.112 billion USD, up 17.5 percent 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 terms
of market and capital, while joining many trade promotion events abroad,
especially in Dubai , he said.
good signs were seen in the export of agricultural products. According
to the Dong Nai Statistics Office, the province shipped abroad nearly
130,000 tonnes of coffee for 276 million USD in the six months, up 33
percent in volume and 30.3 percent in value.
Meanwhile, it also earned 70 million USD from exporting about 11,000 tonnes cashew nut, a rise of 12.6 percent in volume.
Local agricultural firms held that the export of farm produce enjoyed
favourable conditions in both output and price, together with rising
demand from a number of markets, especially those in Africa and Middle
In order to reach the target of 12 billion
USD in exports for this year, Dong Nai will help local enterprises
expand their market by connecting them with foreign importers and
sending them to trade and investment promotions and trade fairs abroad,
including those in Germany, Myanmar, the Republic of Korea and Japan,