09:01 | 09/04/2015 Trade
The Mekong Delta gained US$2.46 billion from export earnings in the first quarter of 2015, down 1.6% against the same period last year, according to the Southwest Steering Committee.
The region’s import increased by 6% compared to the same period last year, reaching US$3.71 billion.
Provinces saw high growth in exports such as Tra Vinh up 56.1%, Tien Giang up 22% and An Giang up 12%, attaining US$94.1 million, US$363 million and US$213.5 million, respectively.
Rice, agro-aquatic products, and garments were the main export items of the region.
In 2014, the region’s total export and import were US$10.3 billion and US$4.9 billion, respectively.