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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 $428,555,114 $2,142,089,576
Product trade (2013)
21 HS Chapters
Canada - Vietnam
Chapter Exports Imports
01 Animal & Prod. $77,445,664 $139,228,645
02 Veg. Prod. $90,462,766 $103,271,527
03 Fats, Oils & Waxes Prod. $693,850 $583,354
04 Food Prod. $28,353,997 $63,838,207
05 Mineral Prod. $732,061 $137,269
06 Chemical Prod. $80,737,001 $11,192,805
07 Plastics, Rubber Prod. $14,147,545 $73,657,211
08 Leather, Fur Prod. $7,779,535 $53,106,084
09 Wood Prod. $4,622,254 $15,076,630
10 Paper Prod. $3,765,530 $4,168,840
11 Textiles Prod. $1,295,312 $571,840,552
12 Dress Access. $77,636 $249,318,893
13 Glass & Stone Prod. $55,463 $18,747,446
14 Precious Metals/stones $25,579,425 $5,239,323
15 Base Metal Prod. $41,524,030 $88,033,183
16 Mach. Mech. Elec. Prod. $28,432,459 $436,742,272
17 Vehicles and Equip. $9,504,550 $24,588,618
18 Specialized Inst. $11,112,399 $22,617,531
19 Arms & Ammunition $ $31,232
20 Misc. Articles $1,329,353 $260,340,941
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) 175.58 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: $428,555,114
Canadian imports from country: $2,142,089,576
FDI in Canada: $ million
CDI in Vietnam: $ million


Representation

Foreign Representation in Canada:
Ambassador To Anh Dung

Canadian Representation Abroad:
Ambassador David Devine


May 2014
Sources include: Statistics Canada, IMF

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Date Modified:
2010-02-17