Vietnam has experienced successful economic growth in recent years, transforming from one of the poorest countries in the world into a lower middle-income country by 2010. Vietnam’s poverty rate fell from 58 percent in 1993 to 14.5 percent in 2008 (World Bank 2012), and the country has reached five of the 10 original Millennium Development Goals. Vietnam aims to continue its growth and reach middle-income status through the Socio-Economic Development Strategy (SEDS) 2011-2020.

Agricultural Production
Agricultural Production2013201420152016
Rice Production
FAO 2016
44,039,100 MT44,974,206 MT45,105,021 MT43,437,229 MT
Maize Production
FAO 2016
5,190,895 MT5,202,511 MT5,287,261 MT5,244,140 MT
Soybean Production
FAO 2016
168,296 MT156,549 MT146,341 MT160,696 MT
Agricultural Exports
Agricultural Exports2013201420152016
Rice Exports
FAO 2016
3,939,076 MT6,552,745 MT6,832,181 MT5,210,843 MT
Wheat Exports
FAO 2016
500.00 MT483.00 MT22,931 MT4,189 MT
Maize Exports
FAO 2016
3,471 MT52,484 MT6,870 MT26,912 MT
Soybean Exports
FAO 2016
16,400 MT166.00 MT40.00 MT47.00 MT
Agricultural Imports
Agricultural Imports2010201120122013
Wheat Imports
FAO 2012
2,220,548 MT2,421,217 MT2,423,616 MT1,915,393 MT
Maize Imports
FAO 2016
1,659,176 MT877,847 MT1,615,503 MT2,626,473 MT
Soybean Imports
FAO 2016
227,697 MT909,042 MT1,292,949 MT1,308,535 MT