Backgrounder: Vietnam

Fast Facts

  • Capital: Hanoi
  • Population (millions): 91.5
  • Total area: 310,071 km2
  • Currency: dong
  • Language(s): Vietnamese, English, French, Chinese, Khmer

Economic Facts 2013

  • GDP ($ billions): 175.6
  • GDP per capita ($): 1,958
  • GDP growth (%): 5.4
  • Inflation (%): 6.6
  • Unemployment (%): 4.4

Key Opportunities

  • Agriculture and agri-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)
20132007
Canada’s merchandise exports to Vietnam428.6288.9
Canada’s merchandise imports from Vietnam2,142.1758.3
Canadian investment in VietnamCommercially sensitive information111
Vietnamese investment in CanadaCommercially sensitive informationCommercially sensitive information