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In highlights: Vietnam’s economy expanded 6.8% in 2Q2018 and 7.1% in 1H2018, the highest growths in years. The economy is expected to grow 6.8% in 2018 on the back of increased demand for manufacturing exports, rising domestic consumption and continued surge in FDI inflows. Inflation is expected to stay under control, below 4% for 2018. […]

The healthcare system in Vietnam consists primarily of hospitals and commune health stations. Commune health stations mostly take care of vaccine intakes for infants and young children, and women’s birth delivery in rural areas. There is serious lack of quality hospitals (those that offer standard healthcare) leading to excessive crowdedness in top or central public […]

Vietnam’s economy posted its strongest first-quarter growth in 10 years, expanding 7.38 percent annually in January-March and backed by strong growth in manufacturing and agriculture, the country’s statistics office said on Thursday.  “The first quarter growth extended strong momentum in the second half of last year, and with the normally low basis of first quarter […]

Dietary Supplements in Vietnam The diatary supplements (also known as functional foods or food supplements) sector is one of the fastest growing food sectors over the past decade, with an average annual growth rate of 20%. In 2015 total market value was approximately $1.1 billion. Foreign brands tend to be positioned in the premium segment […]

Agribusiness sector continues to play a considerable role in Vietnam’s transition to a market-based economy, despite its shrinking portion in GDP (18.1% in 2015, compared to 16.1% in 2014). Vietnam’s strength in agricultural output is built upon a large rural base where farm and agribusiness labor accounts for 44.3% of the workforce and 65.7% of […]

Vietnam Logistics industry is one of the fastest growing industries in Vietnam and is estimated to grow at a greater pace than the GDP growth rate.  Logistics service revenues currently account for 15-20% of GDP in Vietnam. However, poor logistics infrastructure and inadequate transport infrastructure resulted in high costs for participants. Ha Noi, Hai Phong (North), […]

ICT sector in Vietnam – An Overview Information and communications technology (ICT) is an extended term for information technology (IT). Vietnam’s growing economy has greatly strengthened the development of the ICT sector, especially as Vietnamese firms are increasingly integrated into the global economy. The ICT sector continues to be a key growth priority of the Vietnamese Government. Access […]

Vietnam’s retail sales have grown dramatically over a long period of time, maintaining a 5-year CAGR of 17.6% (2010-2015) despite the economic slowdown in these years, to reach almost US$110bn in 2015. In particular, modern retail is growing extremely fast, though notably in big urban areas, and is taking up an increasing portion of total […]

Education always plays a central role in Vietnamese culture and society. Vietnamese people believe that virtues are attained through learning. More parents sacrifice to ensure that their children obtain the good education. With the Vietnam’s increasing well-being, rising disposable income, young population, and the expanding emergence of high-income and middle-income classes, the demand of a […]