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About Vietnam

Vietnam is a Buddhist country in the Southeast Asian region. This previously a French colony has been subjected to a bad civil war which was fuelled by the US on one side and China & Soviet Union on the other.

The economy of the country is driven by agriculture primarily rice. However, aluminium production and bauxite is mined in the country. Tourism also plays as a secondary sector in the country’s economic activity.

Country Facts


Basic Details
Capital CityHanoi
Government TypeSocialist Republic
Official LanguagesVietnamese
CurrencyVietnamese ??ng (?) (VND)
Phone Code +84
Important CitiesHai Phong, Can Tho, Bien Hoa, Da Nang, Vung Tau, Nha Trang, Buon Ma Thuot, Hue
National DayIndependence Day (2nd Sept)
GDP (nominal)USD 433.356 Billion
Ease of Doing Business Ranking70
Primary IndustriesElectronics, machinery, steel, food processing, wood industry, textile, footwear, vehicle, rice, coffee, cashews, seafood, vegetable and tourism
Foreign Relations
Bordering NationsChina, Laos, Cambodia
Member ofUnited Nations(UN), Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank(AIIB), Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation(APEC), Association of Southeast Asian Nations(ASEAN), East Asia Summit(EAS), Group of 77(G77), International Investment Bank(IIB), Organisation internationale de la Francophonie(OIF), Pacific Economic Cooperation Council(PECC), Trans-Pacific Partnership(TPP), World Trade Organization(WTO)
Major ExportsOther Products, Electrical Products, Machinery & Appliances, Cosmetics and Accessories, Fashion and Apparel, Household Items & Products, Plastics and Products, Fisheries, Sea Food & Crustaceans, Mining, Metals & Minerals, Chemical Products, Books and Papers, Spices, Silk & Textiles, Cereals & Pulses, Food & Beverages, Spirits & Vinegar, Agriculture & Farming Products and Solutions
Major ImportsElectrical Products, Other Products, Mining, Metals & Minerals, Machinery & Appliances, Automobiles, Vehicles & Components, Instruments & Optical Solutions, Silk & Textiles, Chemical Products, Wood and Pulp, Hides, Leather & Tannery, Edible Oils & Seeds, Agriculture & Farming Products and Solutions, Cosmetics and Accessories
Total Exports ValueUSD 370.864 Billion
Total Imports ValueUSD 358.772 Billion
Foreign Trade BalanceUSD 12.092 Billion (Excess)
Foreign Relations with India
Trade Agreements with IndiaIndia ASEAN Trade in Goods Agreement, (India ASEAN TIG), Global System of Trade Preferences (GSTP), Free Trade Agreement (FTA), Economic Integration Agreement (EIA)
Major Exports to IndiaOther Products, Mining, Metals & Minerals, Electrical Products, Chemical Products, Plastics and Products, Agriculture & Farming Products and Solutions, Spices, Rubber and Products, Silk & Textiles, Fashion and Apparel, Fisheries, Sea Food & Crustaceans, Books and Papers, Marine Vessels, Hides, Leather & Tannery, Building & Construction Products & Services, Vegetables and Related Products
Major Imports from IndiaMining, Metals & Minerals, Other Products, Animal Meat and Food Preperations, Gems & Jewellery, Fisheries, Sea Food & Crustaceans, Food & Beverages, Spirits & Vinegar, Silk & Textiles, Cereals & Pulses, Chemical Products, Plastics and Products, Edible Oils & Seeds, Building & Construction Products & Services, Hides, Leather & Tannery, Books and Papers, Rubber and Products
India's Imports ValueUSD 8,794.73 Million
India's Exports ValueUSD 5,909.16 Million
Trade Balance with IndiaUSD 3 Million (Excess)
Indian Embassy Details for VietnamEmbassy of India
H.E. Mr. Sandeep Arya
Honourable Ambassador
58-60, Tran Hung Dao, Hoan Kiem, Hanoi
84-24-38244989, 38244990

Consulate General of India in Ho Chi Minh
Dr. Madan Mohan Sethi
Consul General
214, Vo Thi Sau Street, Vo Thi Sau Ward, District - 3, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

Embassy Details of Vietnam in IndiaVietnam
Embassy of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam
H.E. Mr. Nguyen Thanh Hai
EP-7A, Chandragupta Marg Chankyapuri, New Delhi-110021
+91-11-26879868 (O)

Consulate General of Vietnam in Mumbai
Mr. Le Quang Bien
Consul General
Wajeda House, Gulmohar Cross Road No 7, Juhu Scheme Mumbai-400 049
+91-22-26208549 (O)

Honorary Consulate of Vietnam in Bengaluru
H.E. N S Srinivasa Murthy
Honorary Consul
KAVMS, 16, Sheshadri Road, Bengaluru-560009, Karnataka
08029906151/22206151 (O)

Honorary Consulate of Vietnam in Gandhinagar
H.E. Mr. Saurin Dilipbhai shah
Honorary Consul

Honorary Consulate of Vietnam in Chennai
H.E. Mrs. Velagapudi Kavitha Dutt
Honorary Consul