Workers make wooden products for exports. (Photo: VNA)
 
Binh Duong (VNA) – Export turnover of southern Binh Duong province reached 6.36 billion USD in the first quarter of 2017, a year-on-year rise of 16.1 percent, according to the provincial Department of Industry and Trade.

Of the amount, the domestic economic area contributed 1.14 billion USD, up 8.4 percent, while the foreign-invested economic sector accounted for 5.22 billion USD, up 16.8 percent.

Main export products seeing high exports included wooden products (894.6 million USD), garment (741 million USD) and leather and footwear (575 million USD).

In March alone, the province’s export earnings rose 9.5 percent to 2.15 billion USD. The domestic economic sector contributed 359.2 million USD and the foreign-invested sector was 1.79 billion USD.

Meanwhile, Binh Duong imported 4.66 billion USD of goods in the January-March period, up 14.9 percent. In March alone, import was valued at 1.6 billion USD.-VNA