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‡ Area: 331,690 sq. km
‡ Vietnam lies at the centre of
Southeast Asia, bordering
China to the North, Laos and
Cambodia to the West, and the
sea to the East and South.
‡ Population: around 88 million,
50.5% is female and 49.5% is
male.
‡ Administrative units: 64
provinces and central cities
(Hanoi, Ho Chi Minh city, Hai
Phong, Da Nang, Can Tho).
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‡ Diplomatic ties with 170 countries; trade relations with 221


countries and territories
‡ Member of UN, ASEAN, APEC, ASEM
‡ 150th WTO member since January 2007
‡ Asia¶s non-standing member of UN Security Council
‡ ODA to VN: total US$37bln, 2009: US$4.5 bln; increase US$700
mln.
‡ Total FDI: over US$ 80 bln with 8,500 projects from 86 countries.
   

‡ GDP growth rate in 2009: 5.3%


‡ GDP structure (2009):
- Agriculture, forestry and fishery: accounting for 20.66%;
- Industry and construction: 40.24%;
± Services: 39.10%.

‡ GDP growth rate in 2010: 6.5 %; US$106 bln;


‡ GDP per capita: US$1,200

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‡ FDI in 2009 (30% 2008): US$21.5 bln
Number of licensed projects:1,054; (839 new, 215
additional registered)
± Sectors:
‡ Hotel, restaurant services : US$8.80 bln
‡ Real estate : US$7.60 bln
‡ Industrial sector : US$2.97 bln
± Nations:
‡ United States: 45.6 %
‡ Cayman Islands: 11.5 %
‡ Samoa: 5.5 %
‡ South Korea: 5.1 %
‡ Taiwan: 5.0 %

‡ Export turnovers in 2009: US$56.73 billion
‡ Main exported items:
± Textiles & Garments: US$9.08 billion;16.0%
± Crude oil: US$6.21 billion;10.95%
± Seafood: US$4.24 billion;7.47 %
± Footwear: US$4.01 billion;7.07 %
± Electronics & computers: US$2.77 billion;
± Rice: US$2.74 bln;
± Gemstone: 2.73 bln;
± Wood products: US$2.55 billion;
± Coffee: US$1.7 bln

‡ Major export markets :


± United States : US$11.2 bln; 19.60%
± EU: US$9.3 bln; 16.40%
± ASEAN: USD 8.5 bln; 14.98%
± Japan: USD 6.2 bln; 10.93%
± China: USD 4.8 bln; 8.46%
± Korea: 2.5bln; Australia: 2.2 bln; Africa 1.1 bln

‡ 2010 (expected) : US$60 bln



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± Machinery, equipment, devices: US$12.37 bln
± Oil: US$6.16 bln
± Steel: US$5.28 bln
± Fabrics and materials: US$4.22 bln
± Plastic material: US$2.8 bln;
± Garment, footwear material: US$1.9 bln;
± Electronics, PC parts: 3.9 bln;
± Automobiles: 2.9 bln;
± Consumer goods: 7.85 bln

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± China: US$16.0 bln; 23.29%
± ASEAN: US$13.4 bln; 19.50%
± Japan: US$7.3 bln; 10.62%
± S. Korea: US$6.7 bln; 9.75%
± Taiwan: US$6.2 bln; 9.00%
± EU: US$5.5 bln;
± US: 2.8 bln;
± Australia: 1 bln.

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‡ International arrivals in 2009: 3.8 mln


‡ Purpose:
± Tourist purpose: 2.2 million;
± Business purpose: 783 thousand;
± Visiting relatives: 518 thousand;
± Other purposes: 299 thousand.
‡ Nationalities:
± Chinese: 528 thousands, -18%;
± American: 400 thousands, -2.6%;
± Korean: 362 thousands, -19.4%;
± Japanese: 359 thousands, -8.6%;
± Taiwanese: 271 thousands, -10.4%;
± Australian: 218 thousands, -6.9%
± French: 175 thousands, -4.1%.
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‡ Investment and Trade Promotion Centre (ITPC)


‡ E-government:
± Online business registration;
± Online government-business dialogue system with 42
government authorities responsible for answering enquiries from
business within 5 workingdays (sent and received online 24/7 in
HCMC) www.doithoaidn.hochiminhcity.gov.vn
    
  
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‡ Ho Chi Minh City, formerly known as


Saigon, locates at the heart of the
southern part of Vietnam.
‡ Area: 2,095 km2 with 24 districts
‡ Population: over 9 million (registered
permanent residents: 7.123 million)
‡ International visitors: 1.8 million
   

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‡ The biggest economic center of Vietnam

‡ Contributing 20.2% to the national GDP

‡ 130,000 companies (1/3 of Vietnam).


   

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± Tan Son Nhat Airport: the biggest airport of the country,


connecting with 20 countries, 9.3 million passengers on
domestic and international routes in 2009

± Saigon Port: the biggest port system of the country

± 1 hi-tech park, 2 software parks, 1 hi-tech health care park, 3


export processing zones, and 12 industrial parks
   

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‡ International gateway: over 50 foreign bank branches and


3,000 foreign representative offices from 62 countries

‡ 41 universities, 31 colleges and 34 vocational schools with


over 500,000 students
    

‡ 82 supermarkets and 22 trade centers

‡ 200 traditional markets

‡ 15 major distribution groups: Wal-Mart (USA), Carrefour (France),


Tesco (UK), Metro Cash & Carry (Germany)

‡ Leading retail groups: Asian Plaza (Japan), Dairy Farm (Hong Kong),
Diamond Plaza (South Korea), Parkson (Malaysia), South Asia
Investment (Singapore), Lotte Mart (S.Korea)
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‡ Garments: 138 countries. Main market: The USA (52% of total


exports)
‡ Footwear: 100 countries. Main markets: EU and The USA.
‡ Wood products: 138 countries.
‡ Hi-tech products: 76 countries. Markets: Asia, The USA and
EU.
‡ Rice: 114 countries. Main market: Philippines
‡ Aquatic products: Main markets: The USA, EU, Northeast Asia
(Japan, S. Korea), China, South Africa.

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