Overview: In 2019 Vietnam was the number 44 economy in the world in terms of GDP (current US$), the number 20 in total exports, the number 20 in total imports,
the number 134 economy in terms of GDP per capita (current US$) and the number 67 most complex economy according to the Economic Complexity Index (ECI).
Exports: The top exports of Vietnam are Broadcasting Equipment ($42.3B), Telephones ($18.2B), Integrated Circuits ($15.5B), Textile Footwear ($10.6B), and Leather Footwear ($6.43B), exporting mostly to United States ($63.7B), China ($40.3B), Japan ($21.2B), South Korea ($20.3B), and Germany ($8.22B).
In 2019, Vietnam was the world's biggest exporter of Coconuts, Brazil Nuts, and Cashews ($3.16B), Fuel Wood ($2.05B), Cement ($1.39B), Metal-Clad Products ($1.37B), and Cinnamon ($175M)
Imports: The top imports of Vietnam are Integrated Circuits ($27.1B), Telephones ($13.7B), Refined Petroleum ($6.92B), Light Rubberized Knitted Fabric ($5.3B), and Semiconductor Devices ($4.38B), importing mostly from China ($91.1B), South Korea ($47.8B), Japan ($16.3B), Thailand ($11.8B), and Chinese Taipei ($11.4B).
In 2019, Vietnam was the world's biggest importer of Light Rubberized Knitted Fabric ($5.3B), Synthetic Filament Yarn Woven Fabric ($2.24B), Coconuts, Brazil Nuts, and Cashews ($1.66B), Soybean Meal ($1.53B), Plastic Coated Textile Fabric ($1.19B)
Location: Vietnam borders Cambodia, China, and Laos by land and Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines, and Thailand by sea.