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2020
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Exports
: $19.6B, Rnk 4 / 143

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Top Product
: $3.4B, Telephones

2020
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Exports
: $48B, Rnk 3 / 218

2020
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Top Product
: $10.5B, Integrated Circuits

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Economic Complexity (ECI)
: ECI -0.057, Rnk 61 / 127

2020
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Economic Complexity (ECI)
: ECI 1.88, Rnk 5 / 127

2020
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GDP
: $271B, CURRENT US$
Rnk 41 / 195

2010-2020
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GDP GROWTH
: 134%, CURRENT US$
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2020
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 GDP
: $1.64T, CURRENT US$
Rnk 10 / 195

2010-2020
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GDP GROWTH
: 43.2%, CURRENT US$
Rnk 69 / 195

2020
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GDP PC 
: $2,786, CURRENT US$
Rnk 139 / 195

2010-2020
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GDP PC GROWTH
: 111%, CURRENT US$
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2020
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GDP PC
: $31,631, CURRENT US$
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2010-2020
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GDP PC GROWTH
: 37%, CURRENT US$
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Vietnam-South Korea In 2020, Vietnam exported $19.6B to South Korea. The main products that Vietnam exported to South Korea are Telephones ($3.4B), Broadcasting Equipment ($1.43B), and Computers ($757M). During the last 25 years the exports of Vietnam to South Korea have increased at an annualized rate of 20.5%, from $186M in 1995 to $19.6B in 2020.

In 2020, Vietnam did not export any services to South Korea.

South Korea-Vietnam In 2020, South Korea exported $48B to Vietnam. The main products that South Korea exported to Vietnam were Integrated Circuits ($10.5B), Telephones ($9.13B), and Broadcasting Accessories ($2.38B). During the last 25 years the exports of South Korea to Vietnam have increased at an annualized rate of 15.4%, from $1.35B in 1995 to $48B in 2020.

In 2005, South Korea exported services to Vietnam worth $385M, with Transportation ($257M), Other business services ($39.4M), and Travel ($38.7M) being the largest in terms of value.

Comparison In 2020,  Vietnam ranked 61 in the Economic Complexity Index (ECI -0.057), and 16 in total exports ($300B). That same year, South Korea ranked 5 in the Economic Complexity Index (ECI 1.88), and 5 in total exports ($531B).

Historical Data

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Bilateral Trade by Products

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Depth
Value

In 2020, Vietnam exported $19.6B to South Korea. The main products exported from Vietnam to South Korea were Telephones ($3.4B), Broadcasting Equipment ($1.43B), and Computers ($757M). During the last 25 years the exports of Vietnam to South Korea have increased at an annualized rate of 20.5%, from $186M in 1995 to $19.6B in 2020.

In 2020, South Korea exported $48B to Vietnam. The main products exported from South Korea to Vietnam were Integrated Circuits ($10.5B), Telephones ($9.13B), and Broadcasting Accessories ($2.38B). During the last 25 years the exports of South Korea to Vietnam have increased at an annualized rate of 15.4%, from $1.35B in 1995 to $48B in 2020.

South Korea Exports

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Market Competitiveness

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Measure

Vietnam
Top Destination
: United States, $77B

South Korea
Top Destination
: China, $131B

This map shows whether countries import more from Vietnam or South Korea. Each country is colored based on the difference in imports they receive from Vietnam and South Korea or the difference in the growth in imports.

In 2019, countries that imported more from Vietnam than South Korea were Cambodia ($4.39B), Netherlands ($7.12B), and United States ($77B).

In 2019, countries that imported more from South Korea than Vietnam were China ($131B), Hong Kong ($30.9B), and Chinese Taipei ($17.4B).

Comparative Advantage Vietnam - South Korea

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Flow

This chart compares trade between Vietnam and South Korea by product, considering products traded by both, Vietnam and South Korea.

During 2020, Vietnam had a large net trade with South Korea in the exports of Machines ($10.4B), Textiles ($3.74B), and Footwear and Headwear ($788M).

During 2020, South Korea had a large net trade with Vietnam in the exports of Machines ($30.6B), Metals ($3.6B), and Plastics and Rubbers ($3.23B).

Bilateral Service Trade

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In 2005, South Korea exported services to Vietnam worth $385M, with Transportation ($257M), Other business services ($39.4M), and Travel ($38.7M) being the largest in terms of value.

Service trade data is presented based on availability.

Economic Complexity

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Competitive Landscape

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This visualization show the product space at the HS4 level colored from blue to yellow.  This mean that the more blue a dot/product is, the more Vietnam has comparative advantage over South Korea. Similarly, the more yellow a dot/product is, the more South Korea has comparative advantage over Vietnam.