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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
2010 $264,729,813 $1,173,399,280
2011 $335,313,317 $1,332,606,337
2012 $369,908,907 $1,617,719,289
2013 $427,288,241 $2,142,149,020
2014 $477,711,387 $2,832,873,166
Product trade (2014)
21 HS Sections
Canada - Vietnam
Section Exports Imports
01 Animal & Prod. $127,017,866 $189,880,084
02 Veg. Prod. $73,499,124 $127,481,679
03 Fats, Oils & Waxes Prod. $452,409 $948,961
04 Food Prod. $39,232,332 $119,755,045
05 Mineral Prod. $975,337 $4,440,207
06 Chemical Prod. $64,300,944 $15,962,006
07 Plastics, Rubber Prod. $15,848,525 $53,396,862
08 Leather, Fur Prod. $3,959,705 $78,739,978
09 Wood Prod. $6,846,057 $17,180,524
10 Paper Prod. $9,249,673 $5,019,143
11 Textiles Prod. $1,689,442 $722,182,306
12 Dress Access. $15,081 $339,174,141
13 Glass & Stone Prod. $124,110 $20,199,136
14 Precious Metals/stones $28,800,535 $7,562,846
15 Base Metal Prod. $18,327,772 $137,227,186
16 Mach. Mech. Elec. Prod. $52,685,278 $619,057,625
17 Vehicles and Equip. $16,436,450 $28,031,273
18 Specialized Inst. $13,088,953 $26,349,395
19 Arms & Ammunition $268,612 $38,875
20 Misc. Articles $569,134 $319,919,370
21 Antiques $ $126,661

Capital: Hanoi
Population (million): 90.63
Total Area: 329,560km2
Currency: 1 CAN$ = 19017.1 Vietnamese Dong (VND)(2014)
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 (2014)

Comparative figures
Type Vietnam Canada
GDP: ($ billion) 205.48 1975.58
GDP per capita: ($) 2267.3 55662.75
GDP growth rate: (%) 5.98 2.53
Inflation: (%) 4.1 1.9
Unemployment: (%) 2.45 6.92

Trade and Investment (2014)

Canadian exports to country: $477,711,387
Canadian imports from country: $2,832,873,166
FDI in Canada: $ million
CDI in Vietnam: $ million


Representation

Foreign Representation in Canada:
Ambassador To Anh Dung

Canadian Representation Abroad:
Ambassador David Devine


June 2015
Sources include: Statistics Canada, IMF

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Date Modified:
2010-02-17