The Mekong Delta city of Can Tho’s goods and service export revenue reached nearly 1.43 billion USD in the first nine months of 2017, up 15.38 percent year on year.
Of that sum, earnings from goods exports were estimated at over 1.12 billion USD, accounting for 85.1 percent of the annual target.
The growth was buoyed by sharp rises in shipments of rice and aquatic products in the first ten months, said Nguyen Minh Toai, Director of the city’s Department of Industry and Trade.
Local exporters have boosted the export of aquatic products to demanding markets such as the US, Europe, Japan and China, which accounted for 45 percent of the city’s export value.
Rice export, accounting for 26 percent of the city’s export revenue, also recorded a strong growth in the reviewed period, amid the world’s falling output and rising price.
Can Tho has provided support for local rice and aquatic product exporters, particularly in ensuring supplies./.