More than 30 percent of provinces and cities nationwide enjoyed export turnover of over 1 billion USD in 2013.

According to data from the General Department of Customs, Ho Chi Minh City and northern Bac Ninh province are the two most effective localities, earning more than 25 billion USD each from exports.

The Red River Delta, Mekong Delta and southeastern regions earned the most, with five localities from each region exporting over 1 billion USD last year.

In January 2014, the country earned 10.3 billion USD from exports, down 10.8 percent against the same period last year.

The decrease has been attributed to the fall in the export turnover of coffee, tea, rice and crude oil.-VNA