Dong Nai province’s exports increased by 16 percent during the first nine months of this year to a total of 9.2 billion USD, which means the southern locality shipped more than 1 billion USD worth of goods each month.

In September, export turnover was estimated at more than 1.15 billion USD, according to data from the provincial Statistics Department.

Dong Nai’s export is forecast to continue on its upward trend since a number of businesses received orders until the end of 2015’s first quarter already.

At the end of this year’s third quarter, the province enjoyed a trade surplus of around 300 million USD with increases in the export of industrial products, such as footwear, textile and garments, wood products, vehicles and spare parts.

Le Van Danh, Director of the provincial Department of Industry and Trade, attributed this to the increased demand from the US, the European Union and Eastern Europe, the number of free trade agreements enforced, various promotional campaigns, and the regular dialogues held with the business circle.

Dong Nai province, Ho Chi Minh City, Tay Ninh province, Ba Ria-Vung Tau province, Binh Duong province, Binh Phuoc province, Long An province, and Tien Giang province form Vietnam’s southern key economic region.-VNA