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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
2011 $335,313,317 $1,332,606,337
2012 $369,908,907 $1,617,719,289
2013 $427,288,241 $2,142,161,272
2014 $477,829,373 $2,831,881,592
2015 $656,603,513 $4,089,128,870
Product trade (2015)
21 HS Sections
Canada - Vietnam
Section Exports Imports
01 Animal & Prod. $114,893,470 $189,854,749
02 Veg. Prod. $171,052,191 $169,142,842
03 Fats, Oils & Waxes Prod. $618,612 $1,708,140
04 Food Prod. $34,154,092 $113,803,832
05 Mineral Prod. $11,485,661 $10,229,114
06 Chemical Prod. $93,718,682 $18,194,829
07 Plastics, Rubber Prod. $21,099,872 $61,753,690
08 Leather, Fur Prod. $40,096,772 $122,762,572
09 Wood Prod. $9,677,457 $18,332,082
10 Paper Prod. $14,614,041 $7,303,721
11 Textiles Prod. $4,021,202 $922,456,788
12 Dress Access. $10,883 $450,482,083
13 Glass & Stone Prod. $317,400 $20,441,341
14 Precious Metals/stones $11,364,218 $9,611,128
15 Base Metal Prod. $15,719,355 $132,026,087
16 Mach. Mech. Elec. Prod. $61,986,620 $1,377,218,605
17 Vehicles and Equip. $37,213,218 $34,444,791
18 Specialized Inst. $10,134,483 $31,277,124
19 Arms & Ammunition $ $24,386
20 Misc. Articles $3,078,909 $397,702,400
21 Antiques $ $145,766

Capital: Hanoi
Population (million): 91.678
Total Area: 329,560km2
Currency: 1 CAN$ = 16982.78 Vietnamese Dong (VND)(2015 - 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:
n/a, Next Party Congress: 2021


Economic Information (2015)

Comparative figures
Type Vietnam Canada
GDP: ($ billion) 244.81 1985.05
GDP per capita: ($) 2670.39 55409.05
GDP growth rate: (%) 6.68 1.18
Inflation: (%) 0.63 1.1
Unemployment: (%) 2.4 6.89

Product Trade and investment (2015)

Canadian exports to country: $656,603,513
Canadian imports from country: $4,089,128,870
FDI in Canada: $ million
CDI in Vietnam: $ million


Representation

Foreign Representation in Canada:
Ambassador To Anh DUNG

Canadian Representation Abroad:
Ambassador David Devine


August 2016
Sources include: Statistics Canada, IMF

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2010-02-17