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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
2012 $369,908,907 $1,617,719,289
2013 $427,288,241 $2,142,161,272
2014 $477,845,466 $2,831,997,115
2015 $656,603,513 $4,089,132,923
2016 $528,036,469 $4,955,859,991
Product trade (2016)
21 HS Sections
Canada - Vietnam
Section Exports Imports
01 Animal & Prod. $118,191,972 $190,776,063
02 Veg. Prod. $96,413,206 $186,161,483
03 Fats, Oils & Waxes Prod. $889,305 $9,974,153
04 Food Prod. $22,611,185 $101,119,905
05 Mineral Prod. $21,906,367 $8,190,740
06 Chemical Prod. $66,850,546 $24,101,375
07 Plastics, Rubber Prod. $24,351,454 $77,189,280
08 Leather, Fur Prod. $28,061,693 $156,423,599
09 Wood Prod. $18,060,146 $20,560,839
10 Paper Prod. $8,488,823 $7,715,362
11 Textiles Prod. $2,811,202 $956,295,068
12 Dress Access. $21,190 $538,189,776
13 Glass & Stone Prod. $526,422 $23,076,248
14 Precious Metals/stones $4,927,378 $13,709,223
15 Base Metal Prod. $14,798,556 $150,496,032
16 Mach. Mech. Elec. Prod. $61,721,499 $1,994,788,981
17 Vehicles and Equip. $17,867,882 $34,426,798
18 Specialized Inst. $10,747,985 $33,203,676
19 Arms & Ammunition $ $18,866
20 Misc. Articles $1,404,631 $428,746,662
21 Antiques $ $176,297

Capital: Hanoi
Population (million): 92.64
Total Area: 329,560km2
Currency: 1 CAN$ = 16704.86284 Vietnamese Dong (VND) (2016 - 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:
Next Party Congress: 2021.


Economic Information (2016)

Comparative figures
Type Vietnam Canada
GDP: ($ billion) 266.81 2,026.59
GDP per capita: ($) 2,880.11 55,938.56
GDP growth rate: (%) 6.21 1.43
Inflation: (%) 2.67 1.41
Unemployment: (%) 2.4 7

Product Trade and investment (2016)

Canadian exports to country: $528,036,469
Canadian imports from country: $4,955,859,991
FDI in Canada: $ million (2015)
CDI in Vietnam: $ million (2015)


Representation

Foreign Representation in Canada:
Ambassador Nguyen Duc Hoa

Canadian Representation Abroad:
Ambassador Ping Kitnikone


April 2017
Sources include: Statistics Canada, IMF

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Date Modified:
2010-02-17