The southern province of Dong Nai exported over 14,300 tonnes of coffee in January, a rise of 23 percent against the same period in 2013, according to the province’s statistical office.

The commodity was mainly shipped to the US, Germany, Italy and the Philippines during the reviewed period.

Experts forecast Vietnam’s coffee exports will thrive in 2014 with surges to be seen in both value and volume.

Last year, the country exported 1.32 million tonnes of coffee, earning 2.75 billion USD, the fourth best performance of Vietnam’s exports.-VNA