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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 $476,787,050 $2,832,419,393
Product trade (2014)
21 HS Sections
Canada - Vietnam
Section Exports Imports
01 Animal & Prod. $127,017,866 $189,874,765
02 Veg. Prod. $73,499,124 $127,481,677
03 Fats, Oils & Waxes Prod. $452,409 $948,951
04 Food Prod. $39,232,332 $119,757,004
05 Mineral Prod. $975,337 $4,440,185
06 Chemical Prod. $64,300,944 $15,961,369
07 Plastics, Rubber Prod. $15,896,458 $53,403,838
08 Leather, Fur Prod. $3,959,705 $78,708,300
09 Wood Prod. $6,846,057 $17,179,493
10 Paper Prod. $9,249,673 $5,014,401
11 Textiles Prod. $1,689,442 $721,611,841
12 Dress Access. $15,081 $339,165,705
13 Glass & Stone Prod. $124,110 $20,183,112
14 Precious Metals/stones $27,828,447 $7,560,814
15 Base Metal Prod. $18,327,772 $137,215,735
16 Mach. Mech. Elec. Prod. $52,685,278 $619,382,168
17 Vehicles and Equip. $16,436,450 $28,030,586
18 Specialized Inst. $13,088,953 $26,349,730
19 Arms & Ammunition $268,612 $38,875
20 Misc. Articles $574,452 $319,785,071
21 Antiques $ $127,225

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: $476,787,050
Canadian imports from country: $2,832,419,393
FDI in Canada: $ million (2013)
CDI in Vietnam: $ million (2013)


Representation

Foreign Representation in Canada:
Ambassador To Anh Dung

Canadian Representation Abroad:
Ambassador David Devine


April 2015
Sources include: Statistics Canada, IMF

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Date Modified:
2010-02-17