Central Highlands provinces post record export turnover in 2017 hinh anh 1Farmers in Central Highlands provinces dry coffee beans after harvest (Photo: VNA)
Dak Lak (VNA) – Exports of Vietnam’s Central Highlands provinces hit more than 2.66 trillion USD in 2017, a year-on-year rise of 22.71 percent and the highest so far, said the Steering Committee for Central Highlands Region.

The main export products of the provinces were coffee, pepper, rubber, aluminium, honey, cassava starch, cashew nuts, vegetables and flowers.

Dak Lak was the leading export locality in the region, raking in 575 million USD in the reviewed period, up 4.55 percent against the previous year.

Its coffee beans have been shipped to 75 countries and territories, with revenue from 10 main markets including Germany, Japan, the US, Italy, Switzerland, the Republic of Korea, India, Spain, Mexico and Sweden reaching 10 million USD each.

Central Highlands provinces have encouraged domestic and foreign businesses to build coffee processing facilities, raising the added value of coffee products.

The provinces also have stepped up trade promotion activities, sought new importers while expanding new selling methods to major partners worldwide.

Central Highlands provinces are Dak Lak, Dak Nong, Gia Lai, Kon Tum and Lam Dong.-VNA