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Vietnam’s GDP Growth Surpasses China’s

Vietnam’s GDP Growth Surpasses China’s

August 2019

By John Patrick Lee, CFA, Associate Product Manager, VanEck

Recently, Vietnam has attracted global investor interest as a potential beneficiary of the ongoing trade war between the U.S. and China, but investors have also taken notice of the country’s attractive long-term fundamental characteristics, including strong growth rates and attractive demographics.

Vietnam’s growth rate has increased since the 2008 global financial crisis. For the last 10 years, Vietnam’s annual GDP growth rate has exceeded 6%, compared to an average of 5% for emerging market countries. In 2018, Vietnam’s GDP growth is estimated to have exceeded China’s by around 50 basis points (7.08% in Vietnam vs. 6.57% in China).1

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