The southern province of Binh Duong earned 10.3 billion USD from exports in 2011, up 21 percent over the previous year.

The figure helped the province register a trade surplus of 1.2 billion USD, showing its economic management is on the right track to sustainable economic development.

Key export items seeing high growth of 10-15 percent included garment and textiles with 1.3 billion USD; wooden products, 1.3 billion USD; and footwear, 900 million USD.

The province also registered an industrial production value of 123 trillion VND in 2011, up nearly 18 percent from last year, contributing to the province’s GDP growth rate of 14 percent./.