The growth of the GDP was estimated at 7.24% and became the record one within last 5 years. This figure is the highest in the South-Eastern Asia and on the second place in the whole Asia following China.
The Vietnamese export volume in 2003 was estimated at $20 bln and the import volume - at $25 bln. Thus, the foreign trade gap in Vietnam became the record one in the course of the last 15 years and exceeded $5 bln.
The Vietnamese GDP in 2003 was estimated at 605 trillions of dongs (approximately $40 bln).
According to the last year's data, the population of Vietnam is 80,6 mln people.