18:26 | 30/03/2015 Trade
The southern province of Binh Duong enjoyed a trade surplus of US$591 million in the first quarter of 2015.
The province’s export and import hit US$4.219 billion and US$3.628 billion, up 15.6% and 15.5%, respectively.
The foreign-invested sector contributed 81.8% and 79.2% to the total export and import turnover, up 16% and 15.2%, respectively.
Export items witnessing high growth included timber, garment, footwear, electronics and handicrafts.
In the first quarter of 2015, the province attained nearly VND50,000 billion in industrial production value, up 11.2% against the same period last year.
The figure saw 68.6% contributed by the foreign-invested sector, which represented a year on year rise of 12.6%.