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Fact Sheet

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Vietnam

Official Title:
Socialist Republic of Vietnam


General Information

Please note that all statistics reflect Canadian dollars, with some figures reflecting the yearly averages for the year. If listed as ’0’ or absent, the statistic is unavailable.
Bilateral Product trade
Canada - Vietnam
Year Exports Imports
2012 $369,908,907 $1,617,719,289
2013 $427,288,241 $2,142,161,272
2014 $477,845,466 $2,831,997,115
2015 $656,603,513 $4,089,132,923
2016 $528,036,469 $4,956,223,049
Product trade (2016)
21 HS Sections
Canada - Vietnam
Section Exports Imports
01 Animal & Prod. $118,191,972 $190,776,063
02 Veg. Prod. $98,213,715 $186,156,917
03 Fats, Oils & Waxes Prod. $889,305 $9,974,153
04 Food Prod. $22,611,185 $101,123,480
05 Mineral Prod. $21,906,367 $8,190,762
06 Chemical Prod. $66,850,546 $24,108,850
07 Plastics, Rubber Prod. $24,351,454 $77,518,897
08 Leather, Fur Prod. $28,061,693 $156,593,411
09 Wood Prod. $18,060,146 $20,561,940
10 Paper Prod. $8,488,823 $7,718,590
11 Textiles Prod. $2,811,202 $956,325,410
12 Dress Access. $21,190 $538,089,541
13 Glass & Stone Prod. $526,422 $23,076,939
14 Precious Metals/stones $5,893,875 $13,715,481
15 Base Metal Prod. $14,834,761 $150,508,622
16 Mach. Mech. Elec. Prod. $61,734,381 $1,994,822,727
17 Vehicles and Equip. $17,867,882 $34,430,983
18 Specialized Inst. $10,747,985 $33,312,873
19 Arms & Ammunition $ $18,920
20 Misc. Articles $1,404,631 $428,894,570
21 Antiques $ $174,169

Capital: Hanoi
Population (million): 92.64
Total Area: 329,560km2
Currency: 1 CAN$ = 16704.86284 Vietnamese Dong (VND) (2016 - Annual average)
National Holiday: Independence Day, 2 September (1945)
Language(s): Vietnamese, English, French, Chinese, Khmer


Political Information

Type of State:
Republic

Type of Government:
Socialist republic

Head of State:
President Tran Dai QUANG

Head of Government:
Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan PHUC

Ministers:
Foreign Affairs: Pham Binh MINH
Industry and Trade: Tran Tuan ANH
Planning and Investment: Nguyen Chi DUNG

Main Political Parties:
Communist Party of Vietnam. General Secretary: Nguyen Phu TRONG

Elections:
Next Party Congress: 2021.


Economic Information (2016)

Comparative figures
Type Vietnam Canada
GDP: ($ billion) 266.81 2,026.59
GDP per capita: ($) 2,880.11 55,938.56
GDP growth rate: (%) 6.21 1.43
Inflation: (%) 2.67 1.41
Unemployment: (%) 2.4 7

Product Trade and investment (2016)

Canadian exports to country: $528,036,469
Canadian imports from country: $4,956,223,049
FDI in Canada: $ million
CDI in Vietnam: $ million


Representation

Foreign Representation in Canada:
Ambassador Nguyen Duc Hoa

Canadian Representation Abroad:
Ambassador Ping Kitnikone


May 2017
Sources include: Statistics Canada, IMF

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Date Modified:
2010-02-17