• #2

    the world’s second largest producer of coffee after Brazil.

  • 98%

    of the Vietnamese population are able to write and read.

  • 28%

    of the global pepper market is operated in Vietnam.

With its high economic growth and political stability, Vietnam has received numerous honorable titles in recent years: Tiger State, Next Eleven, China plus one, CIVITS Emerging market countries, ambitious successor of the BRIC countries, etc. Despite its war-torn past, Vietnam has an exciting future with great potential ahead.
Quick Facts

  • Population: 88.76 million
  • GDP: $165 billion
  • GDP growth: 5.3%

Pros / Cons

  • + Motivated and quick-learning staff
  • + Young population
  • + Increasing FDI
  • – Availability of skilled labor and technicians
  • – Bureaucracy and red tape
  • – Challenging legal environment
Top Exports

  • Electrical and electronic equipment
  • Mineral fuels and oils
  • Footwear and shoe parts
  • Apparel and accessories
  • Machinery
  • Furniture and lightning



EU and ASEAN to resume negotiations on a bilateral FTA

March 22nd, 2017 by bdg-asia

Ten years ago, the European Union (EU) and the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) started the talks for a Free Trade Agreement (FTA) between the two sides. However, two years later, the talks were discontinued as the EU instead …


Vietnam – The biggest market for beer in Southeast Asia

March 9th, 2017 by bdg-asia

With the consumption of 3.4 billion liters of beer in 2015, Vietnam is the biggest market for beer in Southeast Asia and ranked third in Asia after Japan and China.Enormous demandStatistics show that in 2008, Vietnam was the Asian number …


Vietnam to host APEC 2017

March 6th, 2017 by bdg-asia

The 2017 APEC summit will be held in Da Nang city in this November with the participation of Asia-Pacific economies leaders. With the theme ‘Creating a new momentum and cultivating the future’, the event will include discussions related to economic …


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