The Mekong Delta province of Tien Giang posted 1.056 billion USD in export turnover in the first nine months of 2014, a record 39.1 percent increase year on year.

Rice, the province’s major commodity, maintained its steady pace of growth with more than 155,000 tonnes sold overseas in the period.

High increases were also seen in the export of aquatic products, clothing and shoes.

According to Ngo Van Tuan, Director of the provincial Industry and Trade Department, these soaring figures were attributable to the implementation of effective measures to expand export markets and manage export activities.

He said the province has provided assistance to local enterprises in seeking new markets and partners through domestic and international fairs or market survey trips, while timely dealing with arising problems.

Tien Giang has set the target of earning 1.3 billion USD from exports this year.-VNA