Fact Sheet: Vietnam - Canada's Priority Market

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Fast Facts

  • Capital: Hanoi
  • Population (millions): 90.4
  • Total area: 310,071 km2
  • Currency: Dong
  • Language (s): Vietnamese, English, French, Chinese, Khmer

Economic Facts 2012

  • GDP ($ billions): 140.8
  • GDP per capita ($): 1,558
  • GDP growth (%): 5
  • Inflation (%): 9.1
  • Unemployment (%): 4.5

Key Opportunities

  • Agriculture and processed food
  • Education
  • Information and communications technologies
  • Oil and gas

Major Negotiations and Agreements

Support Services

Trade Commissioner Service of Canada

Trade and Investment Promotion Initiatives

  • Canada-ASEAN Business Council
Trade and Investment
Value (in millions of dollars)
 20122007
Canada’s merchandise exports to Vietnam$369.9$288.9
Canada’s merchandise imports from Vietnam$1,671.5$758.3
Canadian investment in Vietnam$51$110
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