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02/04/2019 - 19:11

Long An: Export turnover reaches USD 1.35 billion in the first quarter of 2019

In the first quarter of 2019, the province's import and export situation increased. Accordingly, export turnover in the first quarter of 2019 reached USD 1.35 billion, up 15 percent compared to the same period.

Rice products decreases in value and quantity compared to the same period

Rice products decreases in value and quantity compared to the same period

Major export products are rice, cashew nuts, seafood, dragon fruit, seedless lemon, leather shoes, textile products, mechanical products, electrical and electronic products, batteries, agricultural equipment machinery, plastic products, etc.

In the first quarter, goods having large export values such as footwear reached USD 254 million, up 30 percent over the same period; textile reached USD 330 million, up 18 percent over the same period. However, products such as rice, cashew nuts, batteries, iron and steel, mechanics, fisheries, etc. decreased compared to the same period. Besides, import turnover is estimated at USD 0.99 billion, up 16 percent over the same period.

In 2019, Long An expects export turnover of USD 5.9 billion and import turnover of USD 4.5 billion. In order to achieve the expected import and export turnover, the Department of Industry and Trade is implementing many solutions to develop border trade economy as well as supporting enterprises to apply e-commerce. Besides, the department has timely informed and forecasted the situation of domestic and foreign markets to help enterprises take initiative in timely response measures to limit risks, develop exports and expand markets.

Currently, the whole province has more than 800 import-export enterprises. Export products are diverse from industrial products to agricultural ones which are exported to more than 120 countries, regions and territories around the world./.

By Mai Huong – Translated by Duc Tam

Source: http://baolongan.vn/long-an-kim-ngach-xuat-khau-quy-i-2019-dat-1-35-ti-usd-a73055.html

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