Illustrative photo (Source: VNA)

Tien Giang (VNA) – The Mekong Delta province of Tien Giang earned 220 million USD in exports in January, a rise of 9.2 percent year on year, according to Director of the provincial Department of Industry and Trade Ngo Van Tuan.

Tuan noted that in the month, Tien Giang shipped abroad 30,000 tonnes of rice for 14 million USD, five times higher than that in the same period last year in both volume and value.

Meanwhile, growth was seen in many major products of the province, including garments with 6.4 percent to reach 45 million USD and footwear with 19 percent to hit 40 million USD. Its export of copper pipes also fetched 33.6 million USD, an increase of 40 percent.

Exports of domestically-invested enterprises accounted for 36 percent of total figure, while that of the foreign-invested sector was 64 percent.

Tuan held that strong rise in the first month of this year showed the effectiveness of the locality’s policy in export and investment attraction as well as the efforts of local firms.

He revealed that this year, the province aims for export revenues of 2.65 billion USD, up 6 percent compared to 2017.-VNA