Economic Trivia

Vietnam is considered one of the leading agricultural exporters of Southeast Asia.

Trade Source: United Nations Comtrade
Note: Top 3 trade partners are calculated by imports + exports.

Top 3 Trade Partners (2021): China, United States, and South Korea
Top 3 Exported Goods (2021): Electrical Machinery, Industrial Machinery, and Footwear

Top Industries Source: CIA World Factbook

Food Processing; Garments; Shoes; Machine-Building

Gross Domestic Product (GDP) [1]

GDP, PPP (current international) $1,321,256,477,062 (2022)
GDP Growth Rate (annual %) 8.02% (2022)
GDP Per Capita, PPP (current international) $13,457 (2022)
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GDP Country Rank 24/197 (2022)

GDP Composition %

Note: GDP composition percentage may exceed 100. Manufacturing is included in the Industry figures and is also reported separately because it plays a critical role in many economies.

Economic Indicators [1]

Inflation, consumer prices (annual %) 3.157% (2022)
External debt stocks, total (DOD, current US$) $136,213,184,768 (2021)
Total tax rate (% of commercial profits) 37.6% (2019)
Real Interest Rate (5 year average %) 3.999% (2022)
Manufacturing, value added (% of GDP) 24.759% (2022)
Current Account Balance (BoP, current US$) ($3,812,000,000) (2021)
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Labor and Employment [1]

Labor Force, Total 55,951,059 (2022)
Employment in Agriculture (% of total employment) 29.044% (2021)
Employment in Industry (% of total employment) 33.135% (2021)
Employment in Services (% of total employment) 37.821% (2021)
Unemployment Rate 1.923% (2022)
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Trade [1]

Imports of goods and services (current US$) $341,154,307,836 (2021)
Exports of goods and services (current US$) $341,575,805,747 (2021)
Total Merchandise Trade (% of GDP) 178.73% (2022)
FDI, net inflows (BoP, current US$) $17,900,000,000 (2022)
Commercial Service Exports (current US$) $3,673,000,000 (2021)
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Economic Snapshot [1]

Note: Percentile ranks are calculated using the latest available data for all countries within the last 5 years.

How to interpret the graph: The purpose of this graph is to take a snapshot of a country’s economy in comparison to other economies. For example, Vietnam’s Exports rank is higher than (please wait...) of the countries in the dataset. For Exports, FDI and GDP measures, a higher rank (closer to 100%) indicates a stronger economy. Conversely, for Unemployment and Inflation, a lower rank (closer to 0%) indicates a stronger economy.

Due to unavailable data the following indicators have been omitted:
  • Exports
  • FDI, net inflows
  • GDP Growth Rate
  • GDP Per Capita
  • Inflation
  • Unemployment


  1. The World Bank