Kien Giang: Nine-month export earnings up over 14 percent year on year hinh anh 1Illustrative photo (Source: VNA)

Kien Giang (VNA) – The southern province of Kien Giang earned over 544 million USD from exports in the January-September period, up 14.11 percent from the same period last year, despite the COVID-19 pandemic.

Some export items posted high growth in volume were rice with 375,276 tonnes (up 30.5 percent), frozen shrimp with 3,339 tonnes (up 16.8 percent), other frozen seafood 14,432 tonnes (up 40.1 percent), and canned products 5,463 tonnes (up 65.9 percent).

The provincial Department of Industry and Trade said Kien Giang is working towards the goal of between 690-780 million USD worth of exports this year, up around 1.36 percent from 2019.

The department’s director Ngo Cong Tuoc said the authorities will keep a close watch of production and business activities so as to provide timely assistance when necessary.

The province will intensify trade promotion activities to resume ties with markets where the pandemic has been put under control

There are more than 40 enterprises operating in export in the province, which ship goods to over 40 markets in the world.

In addition, Kien Giang’s border trade with Cambodia also increased 10.65 percent year on year to 167 million USD./.