Illustrative photo. (Source: VNA)
The Mekong Delta province of Kien Giang earned over 526 million USD in export value in the first nine months of 2021, meeting over 70 percent of the year’s plan and posting a year-on-year rise of nearly 2 percent, according to the provincial Department of Industry and Trade.
Accordingly, shipments of rice raked in 181.28 million USD, seafood 172.76 million USD, leather footwear 84.25 million USD and others 78.2 million USD.
The province’s trade via Ha Tien and Giang Thanh international border gates was valued at over 90 million USD in the period, of which exports expanded nearly 10 percent compared to the same period last year to 55.11 million USD.
Despite difficulties brought by the ongoing pandemic, the province aims to post export turnover of more than 203 million USD in the fourth quarter so as to bring the total to 730 million USD for the whole year, up 7 percent compared to the previous year.
To realise the target, relevant agencies are asked to keep a close watch on the situation at home and abroad, with a focus on markets of countries that have brought COVID-19 under control and high demand for goods at the end of the year, especially major celebrations.
It will also continue helping local firms roll out COVID-19 preventive measures and vaccination for workers, and send outstanding products to international trade fairs./.