The central province of Binh Dinh enjoyed strong increases in the shipment of numerous commodities during the first quarter of 2015, a demonstration of stable development in local industrial production.

Some key Binh Dinh export commodities recorded substantial surges in both shipment value and volume as compared to a year prior, especially in the garment and wood product sectors, said Deputy Director of the provincial Department of Industry and Trade Vo Mai Hung.

The province brought home nearly 22 million USD worth of exported garments (up 34.4 percent) and shipped abroad 18.03 million USD worth of eucalyptus woodchip (up 30 percent), 3.86 million USD of construction stone (up 33 percent), and 34.7 million USD of timber (up 6.7 percent).

Meanwhile, the export of minerals saw big reductions, with titanium shipments dropping almost 62 percent.

As a result, the province garnered 165 million USD in total export revenue during the reviewed period, rising slightly by 0.7 percent from a year before, he added.

The Forest Products Association of Binh Dinh said foreign markets have an increased demand for outdoor wooden furniture, leading local companies to operate at full capacity to meet orders.

Meanwhile, provincial apparel production is likely to continue growing as the Vietnam National Textile and Garment Group and foreign firms have invested in a number of factories across Binh Dinh.

The locality is currently shipping goods to 58 countries and territories around the world with the EU, the US, Japan, and China as the largest markets.

Binh Dinh is located in Vietnam’s central key economic region, which also comprises Da Nang city and the provinces of Thua Thien-Hue, Quang Nam, and Quang Ngai.-VNA