Vietnam is located in Southeast Asia, bordering the Gulf of Thailand, Gulf of Tonkin, and South China Sea, as well as China, Laos, and Cambodia. Vietnam mainly exports electrical and electronic equipment, crude oil, coffee, footwear and rice. Its main export partners include the US, Japan, China and Republic of Korea. Vietnam mainly imports fuel, electrical and electronic equipment, machinery and fabric. Main import partners are China, Republic of Korea, Japan, Taipei (China) and Singapore. It is a member of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) and the World Trade Centre (WTO).
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Notes: Top 20 products listed in decreasing order of their export potential to the world. Development indicators are relative to the country’s current situation, green indicating performance above its trade-weighted median and red otherwise. A blank cell indicates that data are not available. A blank cell in export potential means that the product was not consistently demanded over five years by any country in the respective region. Exports (US$ thousand) correspond to average exports to the world over the period 2009-2013.