GDP

·         GDP: $241.8 billion (PPP, 2008 est.)
·         Official exchange rate : USD 1 : VND 17902.5
·         Real growth rate: 6.2% (2008 est.)
·         PPP per capita: $2,800 (2008 est.)
·         Composition by sector (2008 est.): 
   o    Agriculture: 19% 
   o    Industry: 42.7% 
   o    Service: 38.4%
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Labor Force

·         Labour force: 47.41 million (2008 est.)
·         By occupation (2008 est.) 
   o    Agriculture : 55.6% 
   o    Industry : 18.9%
   o    Services : 25.5%
·         Unemployment rate: 4.9% (2008 est.)
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Income Level

·         Population below poverty line: 14.8% (2007 est.)
·          Household income or consumption by percentage share (2004) 
  o    Lowest 10%: 2.9% 
  o Highest 10%: 28.9%
·         Distribution of family income – Gini index : 37 (2004)

Main Industry

·        Agriculture products: Paddy rice, Coffee, Rubber, Cotton, Tea, Pepper, Soybeans, Cashews, Sugar cane, Peanuts, Bananas, Poultry, Fish, Seafood
·         Industries: Food processing, Garments, Shoes, Machine building, Mining, Coal, Steel, Cement, Chemical Fertilizer, Glass, Tires, Oil, Paper
·         Exports: $63.73 billion (2008 est.)
·         Export commodities: crude oil, marine products, rice, coffee, rubber, tea, garments, shoes
·         Imports: $79.37 billion (2008 est.)
·         Import commodities: machinery and equipment, petroleum products, fertilizer, steel products, raw cotton, grain, cement, motorcycles
·         Trade Deficit (Source : Asia Development Bank)
   o   $14.42 billion (May, 2008)

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FDI

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