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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 $1,332,231,040
2012 $369,908,907 $1,617,542,240
2013 $426,158,381 $2,138,386,724
Product trade (2013)
21 HS Chapters
Canada - Vietnam
Chapter Exports Imports
01 Animal & Prod. $75,275,746 $139,226,951
02 Veg. Prod. $92,179,725 $103,273,922
03 Fats, Oils & Waxes Prod. $693,637 $583,354
04 Food Prod. $28,352,644 $63,844,016
05 Mineral Prod. $732,061 $137,269
06 Chemical Prod. $81,189,936 $11,192,530
07 Plastics, Rubber Prod. $14,147,545 $73,696,768
08 Leather, Fur Prod. $7,779,535 $53,045,749
09 Wood Prod. $4,622,254 $15,070,440
10 Paper Prod. $3,765,530 $4,153,670
11 Textiles Prod. $1,295,312 $571,603,006
12 Dress Access. $77,636 $249,256,056
13 Glass & Stone Prod. $55,463 $18,780,192
14 Precious Metals/stones $22,304,119 $5,207,592
15 Base Metal Prod. $41,524,030 $86,347,911
16 Mach. Mech. Elec. Prod. $29,138,071 $435,319,829
17 Vehicles and Equip. $9,504,550 $24,585,721
18 Specialized Inst. $11,286,950 $22,617,320
19 Arms & Ammunition $ $31,232
20 Misc. Articles $1,329,353 $260,083,801
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 (2012)

Comparative figures
Type Vietnam Canada
GDP: ($ billion) 175.58 1878.77
GDP per capita: ($) 1957.63 53518.54
GDP growth rate: (%) 5.42 2.01
Inflation: (%) 6.6 0.96
Unemployment: (%) 4.42 7.08

Trade and Investment (2013)

Canadian exports to country: $426,158,381
Canadian imports from country: $2,138,386,724
FDI in Canada: $ million (2012)
CDI in Vietnam: $51 million (2012)


Representation

Foreign Representation in Canada:
Ambassador To Anh Dung

Canadian Representation Abroad:
Ambassador David Devine


April 2014
Sources include: Statistics Canada, IMF

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Date Modified:
2010-02-17