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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
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 $477,829,373 $2,831,795,225
Product trade (2014)
21 HS Sections
Canada - Vietnam
Section Exports Imports
01 Animal & Prod. $127,034,366 $189,877,642
02 Veg. Prod. $73,600,610 $127,520,433
03 Fats, Oils & Waxes Prod. $452,409 $948,961
04 Food Prod. $39,232,332 $119,714,299
05 Mineral Prod. $975,337 $4,440,207
06 Chemical Prod. $64,300,944 $15,962,504
07 Plastics, Rubber Prod. $15,848,525 $53,151,371
08 Leather, Fur Prod. $3,959,705 $78,758,155
09 Wood Prod. $6,846,057 $17,180,507
10 Paper Prod. $9,249,673 $5,022,324
11 Textiles Prod. $1,689,442 $722,418,817
12 Dress Access. $15,081 $338,387,593
13 Glass & Stone Prod. $124,110 $20,200,303
14 Precious Metals/stones $28,800,535 $7,562,732
15 Base Metal Prod. $18,327,772 $137,230,791
16 Mach. Mech. Elec. Prod. $52,685,278 $618,702,123
17 Vehicles and Equip. $16,436,450 $28,031,272
18 Specialized Inst. $13,088,953 $26,353,536
19 Arms & Ammunition $268,612 $38,875
20 Misc. Articles $569,134 $319,917,231
21 Antiques $ $126,661

Capital: Hanoi
Population (million): 90.63
Total Area: 329,560km2
Currency: 1 CAN$ = 19017.1 Vietnamese Dong (VND)(2014 - 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 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. Secretary General: Nguyen Phu TRONG

Elections:
n/a, Next Party Congress: 2016


Economic Information (2014)

Comparative figures
Type Vietnam Canada
GDP: ($ billion) 205.32 1971.9
GDP per capita: ($) 2265.45 55559.11
GDP growth rate: (%) 5.98 2.44
Inflation: (%) 4.08 1.9
Unemployment: (%) 2.45 6.92

Product Trade and investment (2014)

Canadian exports to country: $477,829,373
Canadian imports from country: $2,831,795,225
FDI in Canada: $ million
CDI in Vietnam: $ million


Representation

Foreign Representation in Canada:
Ambassador To Anh DUNG

Canadian Representation Abroad:
Ambassador David Devine


January 2016
Sources include: Statistics Canada, IMF

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Date Modified:
2010-02-17