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Canada-Vietnam fact sheet

Official Title:
Socialist Republic of Vietnam

General Information

Capital: Hanoi
Population (million): 98.32
Total Area: 329,560km2
Currency: 1 CAN$ = 17611.85 Vietnamese Dong (VND) (2021- 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 Nguyen Xuan PHUC

Head of Government:
Prime Minister Pham Minh CHINH

Ministers:
Foreign Affairs: Bui Thanh SON
Industry and Trade: Nguyen Hong DIEN
Planning and Investment: Nguyen Chi DUNG

Main Political Parties:
Communist Party of Vietnam. General Secretary: Nguyen Phu TRONG

Elections:
Next Party Congress: 2026

Economic Information (2021)

Comparative figures
Type Vietnam Canada
GDP: ($ billion) 463.71 2,520.82
GDP per capita: ($) 4,716.24 65,944.96
GDP growth rate: (%) 2.58 4.56
Inflation: (%) 1.87 3.4
Unemployment: (%) 2.7 7.43

Source: IMF (estimates)

Product Trade and Investment (2021)

Canadian exports to country: $658,125,153
Canadian imports from country: $9,831,382,911
FDI in Canada: $ million
CDI in the country: $1,520 million

Source: Statistics Canada

Representation

Foreign Representation in Canada:
Ambassador Pham Cao Phong

Canadian Representation Abroad:
Ambassador Shawn Steil

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 figure is unavailable.

Bilateral Product trade
Canada - Vietnam
Year Exports Imports
2017 $1,052,288,885 $5,083,835,376
2018 $1,080,556,308 $5,388,817,201
2019 $993,747,849 $6,989,107,155
2020 $737,693,020 $8,169,031,874
2021 $658,125,153 $9,831,382,911
21 HS Sections (2021)
Canada - Vietnam
Section Exports Imports
01 Animal & Prod. $197,219,808 $209,247,842
02 Veg. Prod. $91,983,428 $219,578,651
03 Fats, Oils & Waxes Prod. $853,375 $9,395,037
04 Food Prod. $18,778,000 $183,282,374
05 Mineral Prod. $7,840,327 $13,918,816
06 Chemical Prod. $84,348,412 $88,086,917
07 Plastics, Rubber Prod. $17,575,401 $304,740,500
08 Leather, Fur Prod. $1,340,565 $157,146,958
09 Wood Prod. $16,122,262 $55,501,753
10 Paper Prod. $60,620,591 $39,938,647
11 Textiles Prod. $2,550,560 $1,647,173,634
12 Dress Access. $31,485 $713,574,900
13 Glass & Stone Prod. $530,212 $93,925,188
14 Precious Metals/stones $7,794,369 $13,654,116
15 Base Metal Prod. $48,511,600 $637,297,855
16 Mach. Mech. Elec. Prod. $57,892,316 $4,201,725,471
17 Vehicles and Equip. $10,972,421 $100,471,681
18 Specialized Inst. $25,530,785 $145,606,516
19 Arms & Ammunition $120,213 $64,515
20 Misc. Articles $6,200,361 $993,512,376
21 Antiques $7,657 $81,703


June 2022
Sources include: Statistics Canada, IMF

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