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VIETNAM – Dak Lak exports earnings reach US$260 million during the first quarter

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DAK LAK – Coffee beans produced in the Central Highlands province of Dak Lak have been exported to 60 countries and territories in all continents, bringing in 260 million USD in earnings during the first quarter of 2014, according to the provincial People’s Committee.

Last year, the sector brought home 600 million USD. The highest import turnover was recorded in 2008 with 653 million USD.

Dak Lak boasts the country’s largest coffee growing area with over 202,000 ha, making up 30 percent of the nation’s coffee land and producing up to 400,000 tonnes of beans annually.

Coffee is one of Vietnam’s major hard currency earners, with the Central Highlands as the largest growing area.

Last year, the country exported 1.32 million tonnes of coffee, earning 2.75 billion USD.

Source: VNA

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