NDO – Provinces in the Central Highlands region reported a total export revenue of over US$2.66 billion in 2017, equivalent to 102% of the year’s plan and up 22.71% compared to 2016. According to the Central Highlands Steering Committee, this is the highest ever export revenue of the region which is attributed by more diverse types of export goods. Key export products of the Central Highlands region include coffee, pepper, rubber, alumina, honey, cassava, cashew nuts, vegetables and flowers. Dak Lak province posted the highest export revenue at over US$575 million in 2017, equivalent to 100.9% of the year’s plan and up 4.55% over 2016. The province has exported major products including raw coffee, instant coffee, pepper, rubber, cassava and honey. Of which, raw coffee has been exported to 75 countries and territories across the world, namely Germany, Japan, US, Switzerland, Sweden, Spain and Mexico, among others. Besides the exports of raw coffee, the Central Highlands provinces have also encouraged domestic and foreign firms to invest in building coffee processing plants to enhance the added values of coffee products, the leading export product of the region. According to the Central Highlands Steering Committee, exports of the Central Highlands region are primarily raw materials with low added values and low economic efficiency.