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According to the provincial Department of Planning and Investment, turnover was up 6.7 percent from a year ago.

Notably, shipping 970,000 tons of coal raked in USD 115.3 million, a year-on-year increase of 32 percent.

Other export goods that witnessed an increase included textiles, up 27.2 percent; wolfram, 27.3 percent, cement, 7.2 percent; candle, 9.7 percent and vegetable oil, 5.7 percent.

Imports from local businesses during the period were valued at USD 854.7 million, up 4.89 percent compared to the same period last year and representing 30.5 percent of the yearly plan.

The locality also earned USD 939 million, growing by 2.86 percent against the previous year, from temporary import and re-export activities.

Source: VNA