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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.
5-year trade
Canada - Vietnam
Year Exports Imports
2009 $220,041,421 $1,053,572,255
2010 $264,729,813 $1,173,399,280
2011 $335,313,317 $1,332,606,337
2012 $369,908,907 $1,617,638,279
2013 $427,288,241 $2,142,050,427
Product trade (2013)
21 HS Chapters
Canada - Vietnam
Chapter Exports Imports
01 Animal & Prod. $77,331,988 $139,228,645
02 Veg. Prod. $90,437,961 $103,272,214
03 Fats, Oils & Waxes Prod. $693,850 $583,354
04 Food Prod. $28,353,997 $63,837,827
05 Mineral Prod. $732,061 $137,269
06 Chemical Prod. $80,331,828 $11,197,150
07 Plastics, Rubber Prod. $14,041,115 $73,659,585
08 Leather, Fur Prod. $7,753,706 $53,106,513
09 Wood Prod. $4,622,254 $15,079,449
10 Paper Prod. $3,765,530 $4,168,840
11 Textiles Prod. $1,295,312 $571,768,074
12 Dress Access. $77,636 $249,340,648
13 Glass & Stone Prod. $55,463 $18,747,445
14 Precious Metals/stones $25,579,425 $5,239,323
15 Base Metal Prod. $41,524,030 $88,035,500
16 Mach. Mech. Elec. Prod. $27,857,699 $436,738,187
17 Vehicles and Equip. $9,488,350 $24,592,215
18 Specialized Inst. $11,112,399 $22,616,721
19 Arms & Ammunition $ $31,232
20 Misc. Articles $1,329,353 $260,341,223
21 Antiques $ $112,101

Capital: Hanoi
Population (million): 89.691
Total Area: 329,560km2
Currency: 1 CAN$ = 20271.9 Vietnamese Dong (VND)(2013)
National Holiday: Independence Day, September 2nd, 1945
Language(s): Vietnamese, English, French, Chinese, Khmer


Political Information

Type of State:
Republic

Type of Government:
Socialist republic

Head of State:
President Truong Tan SANG

Head of Government:
Prime Minister Nguyen Tan DUNG

Ministers:
Foreign Affairs: Pham Binh MINH
Industry and Trade: Vu Huy Hoang

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

Elections:


Economic Information (2013)

Comparative figures
Type Vietnam Canada
GDP: ($ billion) 175.67 1881.42
GDP per capita: ($) 1958.59 53593.83
GDP growth rate: (%) 5.42 2.02
Inflation: (%) 6.6 0.96
Unemployment: (%) 4.42 7.08

Trade and Investment (2013)

Canadian exports to country: $427,288,241
Canadian imports from country: $2,142,050,427
FDI in Canada: $ million
CDI in Vietnam: $ million


Representation

Foreign Representation in Canada:
Ambassador To Anh Dung

Canadian Representation Abroad:
Ambassador David Devine


October 2014
Sources include: Statistics Canada, IMF

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Date Modified:
2010-02-17