The southern province of Binh Duong is likely to achieve its export target for 2014 of nearly 17 billion USD, up 16.5 percent from that of 2013.

According to the provincial Department of Industry and Trade, in the first eight months of this year, Binh Duong earned nearly 9.4 billion USD in export revenue, a year-on-year rise of 13.3 percent. The foreign-invested sector contributed 7.9 billion USD to the figure.

In August alone, the locality earned an estimated 1.37 billion USD from exports, up 5.4 percent against the previous month.

Head of the Binh Duong Association for Exporters Pham Van Xo said that the province’s main exports, such as wood products, garment and textiles and footwear, still maintained the growing trend.

From now till the end of this year, Binh Duong will focus on helping businesses overcome difficulties, speeding up trade promotion activities in order to expand its export markets, and attracting more investment in developing support industry to reduce the import of materials.-VNA