Ben Tre’s export revenue picks up 16.37 percent hinh anh 1Ben Tre's coconut based products on display at a fair in HCM City (Photo:

Ben Tre (VNA) – The Mekong Delta province of Ben Tre’s export revenue from January to November surged 16.37 percent against the same period last year to 754 million USD, according to Chairman of the provincial People’s Committee Cao Van Trong.

Of the total, 280.9 million USD was contributed by the domestic economic sector and 473.25 million USD by the foreign invested sector.

Growth in revenue was seen in key exports like seafood (14.36 percent), coconut milk (36.17 percent), activated carbon (25.4 percent), and garment and leather shoes (50.05 percent), said Pham Thi Han, Vice Director of the provincial Department of Industry and Trade.

Asian countries were the largest importers, spending 48.52 million USD purchasing Ben Tre’s products and accounting for 63.92 percent of market share.

Thanks to provincial authorities’ move to address difficulties for enterprises as well as help them improve production capacity and develop export markets, local businesses have enjoyed robust exports, Han noted.

The province plans to enhance trade promotion activities to popularise products and stabilise traditional markets while seeking more markets.-VNA