Workers at Bien Hoa industrial park (Source: VNA)

Southern Dong Nai province imported approximately 7.9 million USD worth of commodities in the first seven months of 2015 while its exports exceeded 8.4 billion USD, up 13.2 percent annually, reaching a trade surplus of 500 million USD.

According to the provincial Department of Industry and Trade, the province’s exports in July rose by 5.8 percent from the previous month to 1.4 billion USD.

Its key export earners continued to expand in July, including footwear (up 17.7 percent); garments-textiles (8.8 percent); bags, purses, suitcases and hats (28.4 percent); wooden handicrafts (15.7 percent); vehicles and components (33.9 percent); cashew nuts (29.4 percent); and pepper (5.5 percent).

The locality has expanded the availability of its export products in dozens of overseas markets, notably the US which grabbed 30 percent of Dong Nai’s total exports (up 17 percent year on year), China (up 14.5 percent), Japan (up 6 percent), the Republic of Korea (up 20 percent), Hong Kong (up 70 percent) and the Netherlands (up 40 percent).-VNA