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Socio-economic situation in 2013

I. ECONOMIC GROWTH

1. Gross Domestic Products (GDP) Growth

2013’s GDP achieves an estimated growth of 5.42 percent against 2012, of which GDP in the first quarter increased by 4.76%, by 5.00% in the second quarter, by 5.54% in the third quarter and in by 6.04% in the fourth quarter. Although this year’s growth rate is lower than the set goal of 5.5%, it is higher than 2012‘s increase of 5.25% and there is a sign of recovery.

Of the growth rate of 5.42% for the whole economy, the agriculture, forestry and fishery grew by 2.67%, approximate to the  last year’s increase, contributed 0.48 point per cent; the industry and construction by 5.43%, lower than 2012 year’s increase of 5.75%, contributed 2.09 points percentage; the service by 6.56%, higher than 2012’s growth of 5.9%, contributed 2.85 points percentage.

In the structure of the economic scale during the year, the agriculture, forestry and fisheries accounted for 18.4%; the industry and construction accounted for 38.3%, and the service sector accounted for 43.3 % (in 2012 the corresponding proportions were: 19.7%, 38.6% and 41.7%).

In terms of GDP to use in this year, final consumption increased by 5.36% compared to 2012, contributing 3.72 percentage points to overall growth, accumulated assets increased 5.45%, contributing 1.62 percentage points; difference in import and export of goods and services contributing 0.08 percentage points due to a trade surplus.

2. Agriculture, forestry and fishery

The production value of this sector at 2010  comparative price during the year was at an estimate of 801.2 trillion dong, nearly rose 3 percent from the last year’ same period, of which agriculture reached 602.3 trillion dong, up to 2.5%; forestry 22.4 trillion dong, grew by 6%, and fishing 176.5 trillion dong by 4.2%.

a. Agriculture

2013 rice production was at an estimate of 44.1 million tons, an increase of 338.3 thousand tons compared to the previous year, of which planted area was at an estimate of 7.9 million hectares, an increase of 138.7 thousand ha, yield 5580 kg/ha, a decrease of 60 kg/ha. If an additional 5.2 million tons of corn, the total cereal output this year is at an estimate of 49.3 million tons, an increase of 558.5 thousand tons compared to 2012.

The spring rice seeded area of this year reached 3140.7 thousand hectares, an increase of 16.4 thousand ha compared to the previous crop; production reached 20.2 million tons, down by 54.4 thousand tons as yield reached 6,440 kg / ha, a decrease of 50 kg / ha. The summer rice cultivated area reached 2146.9 thousand ha, an increase of 15,100 ha compared to the last year’ same crop; yield 11.2 million tons, reduced by 81,600 tons as yield only reached 5220 kg/ha, a decrease of 80 kg/ha. The winter rice cultivated area reached 1985.4 thousand hectares, an increase of 7,600 ha compared to 2012’ identical crop. However, winter rice yield was at an estimate of nearly 9.4 million tons, down by 104.4 thousand tons as productivity only reached 4,730 kg/ha, a decrease of 70 kg/ha.

Perennial industrial trees continue to grow. The area for producing products and yield of some main plants were as follows: production of tea rose 1.3%; coffee area increased by 2.1%, production by 2.3%; rubber area increased by 7%, production by 8.2%; pepper area increased by 6%, production by 5.3%.

The country in 2013 had 2.6 million buffalos, down 2.6% compared with 2012; 5.2 million oxen, reduced by 0.7%, just still development in raising dairy cattle, total number of dairy cattle in 2013 over the country reached 186,300 heads, an increase of 11.6%; 26.3 million pigs, a decrease of 0.9%; 314.7 million fowls, an increase of 2.04%, of which 231.8 million were chickens, a rise of 3.6%. Production of live-weight meat of all kinds in 2013 reached  4.3 million tons estimate, a rise of 1.5% compared with the previous year, of which production of buffalo meat decreased by 3.5%, beef by 2.9%; pork increased by 1.8% and poultry by 2.4%.

b. Forestry

Concentrated planted area in 2013 reached 205,100 ha estimate, a rise of 9.7% from 2012. The exploited wood output in the year reached 5,608,000 m3, increased by 6.8% compared with 2012. Total damaged area was 1,964 ha, decreased by 39.1% compared with the previous year, of which burnt area was 1,156 ha, reduced by 44.7%; destroyed area was 808 ha, a decrease of 28.7%.

c. Fishery

The year’s estimated fishing production reached 5918.6 thousand tons, increased by 3.2% from the figures in 2012’ same period, of which there were 4400 thousand tons of fish, a rise of 1.3% and 704,000 tons of shrimp, a rise of 11.7%. Aquaculture area reached 1037 thousand ha, decreased by 0.2% compared with 2012, of which area for raising shark catfish reached 10,000 ha, reduced by 7.2%; area for raising reached 637,000 ha, a rise of 1.6%.

Estimated aquaculture production during the year reached 3210 thousand tons, grew by 3.2% compared with the previous year, of which there were 2407 thousand tons of fish, increased by 0.2% and 544,900 tons of shrimp by 15%. Estimated caught products reached 2709 thousand tons, a rise of 3.3%, of which sea catching reached 2519 thousand tons, an increase of 3.5%. 

3. Industry

Industrial production in 2013 shows signs of recovery, especially the manufacturing with a large proportion of the industry has had a noticeable change over the quarter. Inventory index, consumption index evolves positive trend. Industrial Production Indexes (IIP) in 2013 estimated 5.9% over the previous year, of which 1st quarter grew by 5%; 2nd quarter by 5.5%, 3rd quarter by 5.4% and 4th quarter by 8%. 

In the one-digit industry, IIP of the mining sector decreased by 0.2% compared with the previous year; manufacturing, representing 71% of the industry’s value-added, had a rise of 7.4%, much higher than the growth of 5.5% in 2012, of which 1st quarter increased by 5.3%, 2nd quarter by 6.9% 3rd quarter by 7.8% and 4th quarter by 10.1%[1]; power generation and supply grew by 8.5%, water supply and waste treatment by 9.1%. In the industry average growth rate this year, manufacturing contributed 5.3 percentage points, power generation and supply 0.6 percentage points; water supply and waste treatment 0.1 percentage points; only mining and quarrying reduced 0.1 percentage points.

In 2013, some industries with increased IIP compared with that in 2012 were: textile grew by 21.8%, leather and related products by 15.3%, prefabricated products (except machinery and equipment) by 14.4%, motored vehicle by 13.5%; medicine, pharmaceutical chemistry and material by 11.6%, clothing by 10.4%, electric equipment by 9.6%, water exploitation, treatment and supply by 9.5%, paper and paper products by 9%. Some industries with higher growth were: drinks increased by 8.8%, power generation and supply by 8.5%, electronic, computing and optical equipment by 7.7%. Some industries having lower increase or decrease were: tobacco increased by 6.7 %, chemicals and chemical products 6.7 %, food processing by 6 %, crude oil and natural gas by 0.5 %, hard coal and lignite decreased by 1.8 %, metal production by 2.6 %, other mining by 5.3 %.

The consumption index for the whole manufacturing industry in eleven months during this year rose 9.2 percent from the last year’ same period (CI in the same period grew by 1.5% in 2011 and by 3.6% in 2012).

Some two-digital industries with higher consumption index were: motored vehicle increased by 35.2%, leather and related products by 29.5%; electric equipment by 19.4%; rubber and plastic products by 16.6%; prefabricated products (except machinery and equipment) by 13.9%; drinks by 13.7%; textile by 12.8%. Some industries having lower increase or decrease were: food processing grew by 7.2%; tobacco by 6.8%; paper and paper products by 2.3%; chemicals and chemical products decreased by 1.1%, metal by 1.5%, and beds, wardrobes, tables, chairs by 9.3%.

The inventory index at 01/12/2013 for the entire manufacturing sector rose 10.2 percent from 2012’ similar period (in the same period it was 23% in 2011and 20.1% in 2012). Some industries with the consumption index lower than the general growth rate or decreased were: food processing grew by 8.8%; textile by 6.3%; clothing reduced by 1.4%; the non-metal mineral products by 11.3%; drinks by 21.9%; motored vehicle by 37.8%. However, there were still  industries with the consumption index mush higher than the general rate like: leather and related products increased by 127.5%; medicine, pharmaceutical chemistry and material by 96.4%; metal by 45.9%; chemical and chemical products by 32.7%; paper and paper products by 27.6%.

The inventory index (II) for the entire manufacturing sector in November was 71.1%; the average II for eleven months of this year was 73.7%, of which some industries with higher II were:  chemicals and chemical products 121.3%; pharmaceutical chemistry and material 115.1%.

Labor employed index (LEI) for industrial enterprises as of 01/12/2013 rose 0.8 % from November 2013, and it grew by 4.3% compared with the same period in the previous year, of which the state sector reduced by 0.3%; the non-state sector grew by 3.2%, the FDI sector by 6.6%. As classified by the one-digit economic industry, mining and quarrying reduced by 1%; manufacturing increased by 4.7%; power generation and supply by 3%; water supply and waste treatment by 3.2%.

4. Operations of enterprise

As estimated, in 2013 total number of enterprises registered for new establishment was 76,955, rose 10.1 percent from the figures in 2012 with total registered capital of 398.7 trillion dong, a decrease of 14.7%. Businesses having difficulty to dissolve or cease operations in this year  were  60,737, grew by 11.9% compared to the previous year, of which dissolved ones were  9,818, rose 4.9 percent; businesses registered for temporarily ceasing operations were 10,803, increased by 35.7%; suspended businesses without registration were 40,116, up to 8.6%.

About the operations of state-own enterprises, according to the survey on  01/01/2013 the country had 3,135 businesses, including 405 agricultural, forestry and fishing businesses,  accounted for 12.9%; 1,401 industrial and constructional businesses, accounted for 44.7% and 1,329 service businesses, accounted for 42.4%. 2,893 businesses answered the interview, of which 2,854 businesses were really under operations, accounted for 98.7%; 39 suspended businesses, accounted for 1.3%, including 24 businesses with 100% state capital and 15 businesses with over 50% state capital.

Of 24 suspended businesses with 100% state capital, rate of businesses waiting for dissolution, bankruptcy was 41.7%; waiting for rearrangements was 29.2%, ceasing operations for technology innovation investment was 12.5%; the rests were other causes. Of 15 deactivated businesses with over 50% state capital, rate of businesses waiting for dissolutions, bankruptcy and reorganization were 40%; the rests were other causes.

Compared with the year 2000, the number of state-own enterprises at 01/01/2013 equaled 54.4%, reduced in 2,624 businesses; total sales in 2012 were 6.9 times more than the figures in 2000; entire pre-tax profits were 9.4 times greater; whole money submitted to the state budget was 8.1 times bigger.

5. Service activities

a. Retail sales of consumer goods and services 

The year’s estimated total retailed sales of consumer goods and services grew by 12.6% compared to 2012, if the price factor were excluded; it went up to 5.6%. Total retailed sales of consumer goods and services in 2013 of the state economic sector accounted for 9.9% and reduced 8.6% from 2012; the non-state economy accounted for 86.7% and increase by 15.3%; the FDI sector  3.4% and by 32.8% respectively. In terms of business, the trade accounted for 76.7% of the total and grew by 12.2%; the hotel and restaurant 12.1% and by 15.2%; the service 10.3% and by 13.3%; the tourist 0.9% and by 3.5% similarly.

b. Carriage of passengers and goods

Carriage of passengers during 2013 estimated 6.3% increase in the volume passengers and  5.4% increase in passengers-km over 2012, of which transport by road estimated 6.5% growth in the volume passengers and 4.4% increase in passengers-km. Respectively, river: 2% and 4.1%; air: 11.2% and 11%; sea: 4.1% and 3.6%; rail decreased 0.6% and 3.5%.

Carriage of goods in 2013 estimated 5.4% increase in tons and 0.4% decrease in tons-km compared to the previous year, of which home transport grew 5.7% and 5.2%; oversea transport reduced 4.4% and 4.3% respectively.

c. International visitors to Viet Nam

Estimated global visitors to Viet Nam in 2013 reached 7,572,400 arrivals, rose 10.6 percent from the previous year, of which arrivals coming for tourist purposes were 4,640,900, increased by 12.2%; business purposes 1,266,900, by 8.7%; visiting relatives 1,259,600, by 9.4%. International arrivals coming by air hit 5,980,000, grew by 7.2%; sea: 193,300, reduced by 32.3%; road: 1,399,100, an increase of 41.9%.

II. STABILIZE MACRO ECONOMY, CURB INFLATION

1. Construction, Investment & Development

a. Construction

The production value of construction in 2013 at current prices reached an estimate of 770.4 trillion dong, of which the state sector held 12%; the non-state sector accounted for 83.6%, and the FDI sector 4.4%. The production value of construction in 2013 classified by type of work was as follows: housing buildings reached 333.3 trillion dong; buildings not for housing reached 128.2 trillion dong; engineering works reached 219.4 trillion dong; specialized construction activities reached 89.5 trillion dong.

The production value of construction in 2013 at 2010 comparative prices estimated 6.2% increase compared to 2012, of which the state sector reduced 1.4%; the non-state sector increased by 6.2%, and the FDI sector by 34.3%.

b. Investment & Development

Estimated realized social investment capital at current prices in 2013 reached 1,091.1 trillion dong, rose 8 % percent from 2012 and equaled 30.4% of GDP. Of which state capital reached 440.5 trillion dong, accounted for 40.4% of total capital and increased by 8.4% over the previous year; the non-state sector 410.5 trillion dong, 37.6% and by 6.6% and the FDI sector 240.1 trillion dong, 22% and by 9.9% respectively. Of the state sector’s realized investment, estimated capital from the state budget reached 205.7 trillion dong, equaled 101.5% of the yearly plan and grew by 0.3% compared with 2012, of which centrally managed fund hit 41 trillion dong, 102.2% and a decrease of 18.3%; locally managed fund: 164.7 trillion dong, 101.3% and a rise of 6.3% correspondingly.

Attracting foreign direct investment (FDI) from the beginning of the year to 15/12/2013 reached an estimate of US $ 21.6 billion, an increase of 54.5% against the same period last year, including US $14.3 billion registered capital of 1,275 newly licensed projects, a rise of 70.5% (number of projects grew by 0.7%) and US $ 7.3 billion of additional registered capital of 472 times of projects licensed from previous years, an increase of 30.8%. Estimated realized FDI in 2013 reached US $ 11.5 billion, a rise of 9.9% over 2012. This year’s FDI mainly focused on the manufacturing industry with US $ 16.6 billion, accounted for 76.9% of total registered capital; the industry of power generation and supply, gas, warming and steaming water, and air-ventilation received US $ 2 billion, accounted for 9.4%; and other industries US $ 3 billion, accounted for 13.7%.

2. Finance, banking, insurance

a. State budget revenue and expenditure [2]

Total estimated government revenues in 2013 reached 790.8 trillion dong, equaling 96.9% of the yearly estimate, of which domestic revenues reached  530 trillion dong, equaling 97.2%; collecting from crude oil, 115 trillion dong, equaling 116.2%; export-import balance 140.8 trillion dong, equaling 84.6% of the yearly estimate. Total estimated government expenditures in 2013 reached 986.2 trillion dong, equaling 100.8% of the yearly estimate. Of which, spending for investment development reached 201.6 trillion dong, equaling 115.1% (spending for capital construction only was 196.3 trillion dong, equaling 115,4%); economic and social development, national defense and security (including salary reform) was 679.6 trillion dong, equaling 100.8%; paying debts and aids 105 trillion dong, equaling 100%. The percentage of the state budget deficit this year was at a rate of 5.3% of GDP exceeded the estimated rate of 4.8%.

b. Banking

As of 12/12/2013, the total means of payment increased by 14.64%; capital mobilization by 15.61%; credit growth showed an increase of 8.83% from the end of 2012 and was expected to be higher than the rate of 2012 but still below the target at around 12%. The liquidity of the commercial banking system improved, ensuring the liquidity and payment of the system, exchange rate stability, rising foreign exchange reserves.

c. Insurance

Total premium revenue of the market in 2013 was at an estimate of 44.4 trillion dong, an increase of 7.6% compared to 2012, of which turnovers of non-life premiums reached 24 trillion dong, an increase of 5%, life insurance premiums revenues reached 20.4 trillion dong, an increase of 11%.

3. Exports-Imports

a. Exports

Estimated export turnovers in 2013 reached US $ 132.2 billion, grew by 15.4% against 2012, of which the domestic economic sector reached US $ 43.8 billion, raised by 3.5%, and the FDI sector (including crude oil) US $ 88.4 billion,  by 22.4%. Excluding oil, the export turnover of the FDI sector reached US $ 81.2 billion this year, up to 26.8% over the previous year. If the price factor was excluded, the export turnover in 2013 increased by 18.2%.

On the market, the EU continues to be the largest export market of Vietnam with exports in 2013 was at an estimate of US $ 24.4 billion, increased by 20.4% compared with 2012. The United States ranked the second with exports estimated at US $ 23.7 billion; a rise of 20.3%, ASEAN reached US $ 18.5 billion; a rise of 6.3%, Japan was at an estimate of US $ 13.6 billion, grew by 3.8%, South Korea US $ 6.7 billion, by 19.9% and China US $ 13.1 billion, by 2.1%.

b. Imports

Import turnovers in 2013 reached US $ 131.3 billion US $, rose 15.4 percent from 2012. Of which, the domestic economic sector reached US $ 56.8, grew by 5.6% and the FDI sector US $ 74.5 billion, by 24.2%. If the price factor was excluded, the imports in 2013 increased by 18.3% compared with 2012.

China is the largest export market of Vietnam in 2013 with a turnover estimated at US $ 36.8 billion, up to 26.7% compared to the same period last year. ASEAN market is at an estimate at US $ 21.4 billion, increased by 2.8%, South Korea US $ 20.8 billion, by 34.1%, Japan US $ 11.6 billion, down 0.18%, the EU at an estimate of US $ 9.2 billion, an increase of 4.2%, US $ 5.1 billion, a rise of 6.1%.

In eleven months of this year, performed export surplus was US $ 763 million. Trade surplus in December estimated at US $ 100 million. For the whole 2013, the trade surplus reached US $ 863 million, equal to 0.7% of total exports, of which the domestic economic sector had the deficit of US $ 13.1 billion; the FDI sector had the trade surplus of close to US $ 14 billion.

c. Export and import of services

Service export turnover in 2013 reached an estimate of US $ 10.5 billion rose 9.1% from 2012, of which travel services reached US $ 7.5 billion, increased by 9.9%; transport services US $ 2.2 billion, by 5.8%. Service import value in 2013 reached an estimate of US $ 13.2 billion, a rise of 5.4% over 2012, of which transport services reached US $ 9.1 billion, grew by 4.6%; travel services US $ 2 billion, by 10.5%. Services trade deficit in 2013 was 2.7 billion U.S. dollars, down 12.9% compared to 2012 and equaled 25.7% of service exports in 2012.

4. Price indexes

a. Consumer price indexes (CPI)

December’s CPI rose 0.51 percent from November, and it grew 6.04% from December 2012. This is the year with CPI having the lowest increase since the past ten years[3]. The average increase of CPI in 2013 was 6.6% compared to 2012’s. In groups of goods and services, housing and construction materials had the highest CPI in December  compared to the previous month with an increase of 2.31%; garments, hats, footgear had a growth rate of 0.57%; catering and related service 0.49% (grain food 1.22%; foodstuff 0.38%; outdoor eating and drinking 0.17%); drinks and tobacco 0.27%; family appliances 0.25%; culture, entertainment, tourist 0.13%; medicines and health care service 0.08% (health care service 0.02%); education 0.02%. Remaining groups with CPI decreased were: transport decreased by 0.23%; postal and communicational services by 0.01%.

b. Producer price indexes (PPI)

In 2013, PPI of products from the agricultural, forestry and fishing sector had an increase of 0.57 % over the previous year, of which PPI of farming items decreased by 0.59%, forestry goods increased by 8.85% and fishing products by 3.66 %. Product price index of industrial production in 2013 showed an increase of 5.25% over 2012, of which PPI of mineral products grew by 6.68 %, the manufacturing by 3.4 %, power generation and supply by 9.2%, water by 11.62%. Prices of fuels and materials for production in 2013 increased by 3.05% compared with 2012; freight price index rose 6.48 percent in 2013. Prices index of goods exports in 2013 fell by 2.41% over the previous year, the price index of goods imports fell by 2.36%.

III. SOCIAL ISSUES

1. Population, labor and employment

a. Population

The average population in 2013 was at an estimate of 89.71 million, rose 1.05% from 2012, of which men accounted for 49.47% of the country’s total population, a rise of 1.08%; women accounted for 50.53%, an increase of 1.03%. Of the country’s entire population this year, population in the urban area accounted for 32.36%, an increase of 2.38% over the previous year; population in the rural area accounted for 67.64%, an increase of 0.43%.

The total birth rate in 2013 reached 2.10 babies per woman, more than the level of 2.05 babies per woman in 2012. Sex ratio reached 97.91 men to 100 women, more than the level of 97.86 men/100 women in 2012. Crude birth rate reached 17.05 lively newborns per 1,000 population. Sex ratio of newborns was still at a rather high rate of 113.8 male babies/100 female babies, more than the level of 112.3 masculine babies/100 feminine babies in 2012. Crude death rate was in 2013 was 7‰; death rate of babies under one year of age was 15.3‰; death rate of babies under five years of age was 23.0‰.

According to the survey in the year, the rate of women aged 15-49 having third child and above in 2013 was 14.3%, lightly more than the rate of 14.2% in 2012; the rate of married women aged 15-49 using contraception methods was 77.2%, of which the rate using modern methods was 67.0%; using other methods was 10.2%.

b. Labor and employment

Manpower aged 15 and above as of 01/01/2014 reached an estimate of 53.65 million, a rise of 864,300 compared to 2012’ same period, of which men represented 51.5%; women represented 48.5%. Labor force within the working group as of 01/01/2014 was at an estimate of 47.49 million, an increase of 409,200 compared to the identical period in 2012, of which men accounted for 53.9%; women accounted for 46.1%. Persons aged 15 and above doing in all economic activities in 2013 reached an estimate of 52.40 million, grew by 1.36% against 2012. Persons aged 15 and above doing in the sector of agriculture, forestry and fishery accounted for 46.9% of the total laborers, decreased 0.5 percentage points compared to the previous year; workers in the sector of industry  and construction accounted for 21.1%, reduced 0.1 percentage points; workers in the sector of services accounted for 32.0%, increased 0.6 percentage points.

The proportion of informal workers in the total labor force aged 15 and over in 2013 was at an estimate of 34.2%, of which in the urban area, it was 47.4%; the rural 28.6% (in 2012 the corresponding proportion was: 33.7%; 46.8% and 28%).

The unemployment rate of laborers of the working age group in 2013 was at an estimate of 2.2%. Of which, it was 3.58% for the urban area and 1.58% for the rural area. The corresponding figures in 2012 were: 1.96%; 3.21%; 1.39%. The underemployment rate of laborers of working age in 2013 was at an estimate of 2.77%, of which it was 1.48% for urban areas and 3.35% for rural areas (The corresponding figures in 2012 were: 2.74%; 1.56%; 3.27%).        

Estimated unemployment rate for youths aged 15-24 in 2013 was 6.36%. Of which, it was 11.11% for the urban area, a rise of 1.94 percentage points over 2012, and 4.87% for the rural area, a rise of  0.62 percentage points. Estimated unemployment rate for adults aged 25 and above in 2013 was 1.21%. Of which, it was 2.29% for the urban area, increased 0.19 percentage points compared to the previous year, and 0.72% for the rural area, grew 0.06 percentage points.

2. People’s life and social security

The Party, State and Government during the year have paid great attention to, and focused on guiding all levels and departments to implement the work of social security and poverty reduction the people’s life in general was relatively stable. Implementing Decree No. 103/2012/ND-CP of the Government on the minimum wage regulations for employees and Decree No. 66/2013/ND-CP of the Government on the minimum wage increase for the state sector, the life of salaried persons improved.

In rural areas, the country in the year had 426,700 times of poverty households, down 5.2% compared to 2012, corresponding to 1794 thousand hungry people, a decrease of 6.2%. To overcome the problem, all administrative levels and sectors since the beginning of the year have provided difficult families with 45,300 tons of food and 24 billion dong. The country’s proportion of poverty households in 2013 was at an estimate of 9.9%, reduced 1.2 percentage points compared to 2012.

Total cash and in kind for the work of social welfare and poverty reduction, hunger relief in 2013 was 2,929 billion dong, of which presents for visiting and supporting persons under the policy was 1,378 billion dong; poor families 1,085 billion dong; food aid and social relief 466 billion dong. Also in 2013, over 7.4 million books, health insurance card, medical certificate were given free of charge for those under the policy in the localities.

3. Education and training

As of late 2013, there were 61/63 provinces and cities over the country meeting standard for compulsory primary education within right age group, of which 04 provinces and cities were recognized as meeting standard for compulsory primary education within right age group at 2nd level.  

Total state spending for education and training in the year was 194.4 trillion dong, up 14.1% compared to 2012, of which recurrent expenditure on education and training was 164.4 trillion, 17.3% increase, for the capital construction 30 trillion dong, equivalent expenditures in last year.

4. Epidemic diseases and food poisoning

In 2013, the country had 67,800 cases of hemorrhagic fever (40 died); 810 cases of virus encephalitis (17 died); 656 cases of typhoid; 39 cases of meningococcal meningitis (3 died); 76,500 cases of hand, foot, mouth disease (20 died); 18 cases of acquired palmoplantar keratoderma; 02 two cases of A (H5N1) flu, 01 died; the total number of HIV infected living persons over the country as of 17/12/2013 was 215,700, of which 64,6 00 persons turned to AIDS. The country’s deaths by AIDS as of the above period were 68,500. In the year, the country had 139 serious cases of food poisoning infecting 4,700 persons, of which 26 died.

5. Sports

In 2013, Vietnams sports achieved high performance in a number of international sports tournaments such as : At the Congress of Sports and Martial Arts in the 4th Asia in Korea , Vietnam Group won 8 medals gold , 7 silver medals and 12 bronze medals , ranking 3/44 delegates . In the sports world congress held in Colombia , Vietnam Group won 2 gold medals , 3 silver medals , ranking 32/120 delegates . At the Congress of Sports 2nd Asian Youth organizations in China , Vietnam Group won 5 gold medals , 4 silver medals and 2 bronze medals , ranking 7/45 delegates . In particular, at the Congress of Southeast Asian Sports 27th 2013 (SEA Games 27) held in Myanmar, Vietnam sports delegation successfully competed and achieve high position. By the end of 12/21/2013, Vietnam won 73 gold medals, 85 silver medals and 87 bronze medals, ranking 3 rd.

6. Traffic accidents                                                                             

From 16/11/2012 to 15/11/2013, the country had 31,300 cases of the traffic accidents, killing 9,900 persons and injuring 32,200 others. Compared with 2012, cases of the traffic accidents decreased by 13.8%, deaths increased by 0.1% and wounded persons reduced by 15.5%. 30,900 cases of road traffic accidents only killed 9,600 persons and injured 31,900 others.

7. Damage by natural calamity

The country in the year has been affected by 15 hurricanes with intensive and complicated development, especially rains after typhoons caused heavy damages of persons and properties to many provinces and cities. According to local preliminary reports, the disaster made 313 persons died and lost; 1,150 persons injured; 6,401 houses collapsed and swept away; over 692,000 houses flooded and damaged; 88.2 kilometers of dykes, embankments and 894 kilometers of roads broken and blown up; nearly 8,000 electric poles broken; over 17,000 ha of rice and 20,000 ha vegetables suffered from empty loss; nearly 117,000 ha of rice and 154,000 ha of vegetables flooded and damaged. The total value of damage caused by natural disasters in 2013 reached an estimate of nearly 30 trillion dong (2 times 2012). According to preliminary reports, nearly 795 billion dong and about 20 tons of food were provided to disaster-affected localities in the year.

                                                                                                                                                              GENERAL STATISTICS OFFICE



[1] IIP of the manufacturing over the quarter in 2012 were: 1st quarter grew by 5.9%; 2nd quarter by 5.8%; 3rd quarter by 4.6% and 4th quarter by 5.4%).

[2] Data submitted to the National Assembly, Course  XIII, 6th Meeting  by the Government

[3] CPI in December compared to that in the same period of years 2004 - 2013 were as follows: 2004: 9.5%; 2005: 8.4%; 2006: 6.6%; 2007: 12.63%; 2008: 19.89%; 2009: 6.52%; 2010: 11.75%; 2011: 18.13%; 2012: 6.81%; 2013: 6.04%.


 

 

Gross Domestic Products at current prices

 

 

 

Performance (Billion dong)

 

Structure (%)

2012

Est.
2013

 

2012

2013

TOTAL

3245419

3584261

100.00

100.00

Agriculture, Forestry and Fishery

638368

658981

19.67

18.39

Agriculture

495592

503556

15.27

14.05

Forestry

20840

23996

0.64

0.67

Fishery

121936

131429

3.76

3.67

Industry and Construction

1253572

1372928

38.63

38.30

Industry

1071587

1181296

33.02

32.96

Mining & quarrying

386669

411673

11.91

11.49

Manufacturing

564399

627007

17.39

17.49

Production & supply of power, gas,

 warming & steaming water

air-ventilation

104715

124114

3.23

3.46

Water supply; wastes management &

 treatment

15805

18502

0.49

0.52

Construction

181984

191631

5.61

5.35

Services

1353479

1552352

41.70

43.31

whole &retail; servicing  automobile, motorbike and other motored cycles

423919

481344

13.06

13.43

Transport. warehouse

97348

107124

3.00

2.99

Board and lodging service

121959

138824

3.76

3.87

Information & communication

25474

27588

0.78

0.77

Finance. banking & insurance

173867

198107

5.36

5.53

Real estate business

181781

192866

5.60

5.38

Scientific and technical specialty

41974

48044

1.29

1.34

Administrative activity  and supporting service

12449

14291

0.38

0.40

Activity of the VCP; political-social organizations; state management & national defense; compulsory social security

82195

94402

2.53

2.63

Education & training

84436

105535

2.60

2.94

Health care & social relief

33654

59063

1.04

1.65

Art. games and entertainment

19181

21787

0.59

0.61

Others

50283

57735

1.55

1.61

Hired labor for households, household’s production and self-consumption

4959

5642

0.15

0.16

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Gross Domestic Products at 2010 comparative prices

 

 

 

Performance (Billion dong)

2013
versus
2012 (%)

2012

Est.
2013

TOTAL

2412778

2543584

105.42

Agriculture, Forestry and Fishery

435414

447034

102.67

Agriculture

339048

346541

102.21

Forestry

16166

17101

105.78

Fishery

80200

83392

103.98

Industry and Construction

930593

981089

105.43

Industry

787793

829963

105.35

Mining & quarrying

230883

230421

99.80

Manufacturing

454933

488780

107.44

Production & supply of power. gas.

 warming & steaming water.

air-ventilation

88266

95804

108.54

Water supply; wastes management &

 treatment

13710

14958

109.10

Construction

142800

151125

105.83

Services

1046771

1115462

106.56

whole &retail; servicing  automobile. motorbike and other motored cycles

327348

348678

106.52

Transport. warehouse

73997

78131

105.59

Board and lodging service

92929

102134

109.91

Information & communication

26559

28902

108.82

Finance. banking & insurance

134259

143505

106.89

Real estate business

141062

144122

102.17

Scientific and technical specialty

32412

34802

107.38

Administrative activity  and supporting service

9613

10352

107.69

Activity of the VCP. political-social organizations; state management & national defense. compulsory social security

63471

68383

107.74

Education & training

58135

62791

108.01

Health care & social relief

27118

29249

107.86

Art. games and entertainment

17211

18503

107.51

Others

38829

41822

107.71

Hired labor for households. household’s production and self-consumption

3829

4087

106.73

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Progressive agricultural cultivation as of December 15, 2013

 

 

Unit: ‘000 ha

 

 

Performance

Performance

This period vs.

last year’

this

the same period

same period

period 

last year (%)

1. Winter-spring rice in the South

1293.1

938.3

72.6

    Of which: Mekong delta

1259.6

869.6

69.0

2. Winter crops in the North

Maize

122.4

127.3

104.0

Sweet potato

46.4

40.2

86.6

Soya

43.9

40.6

92.5

Peanut

7.5

8.7

116.0

Vegetables

170.7

172.9

101.3

 

 

 

 

 

 
 

Production value of agriculture, forestry

at 2010 comparative prices

 

 

 

 

 

Unit: Billion dong

Performance

2013 versus 2012 (%)

2012

Est. 2013

TOTAL

778323.6

801256.9

102.95

Agriculture

587792.7

602295.9

102.47

Crops

433870.1

445168.0

102.60

Animal husbandry

144862.5

147771.6

102.01

Service

9060.1

9356.3

103.27

Forestry

21136.0

22413.0

106.04

Fishery

169394.9

176548.0

104.22

Farming

100742.7

106570.1

105.78

Catching

68652.2

69977.9

101.93

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 Cultivated area, productivity and yield of main crops

 

 

 

 

 

2013 (est.)

 

2013 versus 2012 (%)

Total

Of which:

Total

Of which:

The North

The South

 

The North

The South

1. Grain food crops

Rice (whole year)

    Cultivated area (‘000 ha)

7899.4

2516.0

5383.4

101.8

100.0

102.6

    Productivity (100 kg/ha)

55.8

54.0

56.7

99.0

97.7

99.6

    Yield (‘000 tons)

44076.1

13575.2

30500.9

100.8

97.7

102.2

Winter-spring rice

    Cultivated area (‘000 ha)

3140.7

1157.9

1982.8

100.5

100.0

100,8

    Productivity (100 kg/ha)

64.4

61.8

66.0

99.2

98.8

99.4

    Yield (‘000 tons)

20237.5

7150.9

13086.6

99.7

98.8

100.2

Summer-autumn + autumn-winter rice

    Cultivated area (‘000 ha)

2773.3

172.9

2600.4

104.3

100.1

104.6

    Productivity (100 kg/ha)

52.1

43.2

52.7

99.3

94.2

99.6

    Yield (‘000 tons)

14455.1

747.1

13708.0

103.6

94.2

104.1

Winter rice

    Cultivated area (‘000 ha)

1985.4

1185.2

800.2

100.4

100.1

100.8

    Productivity (100 kg/ha)

47.3

47.9

46.3

98.5

96.8

101.3

    Yield (‘000 tons)

9383.5

5677.2

3706.3

98.9

96.9

102.1

Maize

    Cultivated area (‘000 ha)

1172.6

719.7

452.9

101.4

101.4

101.3

    Productivity (100 kg/ha)

44.3

39.2

52.3

103.0

103.0

103.1

    Yield (‘000 tons)

5193.4

2823.8

2369.6

104.4

104.4

104.4

Total grain food output

 (‘000 tons)

49270.9

16399.8

32871.1

101.1

98.8

102.3

Of which:

    Rice

44076.1

13575.2

30500.9

100.8

97.7

102.2

    Maize

5193.5

2823.8

2369.7

104.4

104.4

104.4

2. Starch root crops

Sweet potato

    Cultivated area (‘000 ha)

135.9

92.3

43.6

96.0

96.3

94.1

    Productivity (100 kg/ha)

100.4

73.0

159.5

99.5

100.4

100.3

    Yield (‘000 tons)

1364.0

672.0

692.0

95.6

96.7

94.5

Cassava

    Cultivated area (‘000 ha)

544.3

185.7

358.6

98.6

98.8

98.5

    Productivity (100 kg/ha)

179.0

145.3

196.5

101.5

101.1

101.7

    Yield (‘000 tons)

9742.5

2698.8

7043.7

100.1

99.8

100.2

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cultivated area, productivity and yield of selected annual industrial plants

 

 

2012

2013 est.

2013 versus
2012 (%)

Sugar cane

    Cultivated area (‘000 ha)

301.6

309.3

102.6

    Productivity (100 kg/ha)

630.5

647.3

102.7

    Yield (‘000 tons)

19017.2

20018.4

105.3

Peanut

    Cultivated area (‘000 ha)

219.3

216.3

98.6

    Productivity (100 kg/ha)

21.4

22.8

106.5

    Yield (‘000 tons)

468.4

492.6

105.2

Soya

    Cultivated area (‘000 ha)

119.6

117.8

98.5

    Productivity (100 kg/ha)

14.5

14.3

98.6

    Yield (‘000 tons)

173.7

168.4

97.0

Sesame

    Cultivated area (‘000 ha)

41.6

42.9

103.1

    Productivity (100 kg/ha)

7.3

7.7

105.5

    Yield (‘000 tons)

30.2

33.2

109.9

Tobacco

    Cultivated area (‘000 ha)

24.9

26.3

105.6

    Productivity (100 kg/ha)

19.2

19.3

100.5

    Yield (‘000 tons)

47.7

50.6

106.1

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cultivated area, productivity and yield of selected perennial industrial plants

 

 

 

 

2012

2013 est.

2013 versus

2012 (%)

Cultivated area (‘000 ha)

Tea

114.5

114.1

99.7

Coffee

572.6

584.6

102.1

Rubber

510.0

545.6

107.0

Coconut

131.6

136.7

103.9

Pepper

48.2

51.1

106.0

Cashew nut

320.7

301.3

94.0

Yield (‘000 tons)

Tea (fresh bud)

909.8

921.7

101.3

Coffee (bean)

1260.4

1289.5

102.3

Rubber (dried latex)

877.1

949.1

108.2

Coconut

1272.7

1312.2

103.1

Pepper

116.0

122.1

105.3

Cashew nut

312.5

277.7

88.9

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Animal husbandry at 1/10

 

Unit: ‘000 heads

 

 

2012

2013 est.

2013 versus 2012 (%)

Buffalo

2627.8

2559.5

97.4

Ox

5194.2

5156.7

99.3

Pig

26493.9

26261.4

99.1

Poultry

308460.6

314755.0

102.0

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Outcome of forestry production

 

 

 

2012

2013 est.

2013 versus 2012 (%)

Concentrated planted area (‘000 ha)

187.0

205.1

109.7

Separated plants (million plants)

179.4

182.2

101.6

Wood production (‘000 m3)

5251.0

5608.0

106.8

Firewood production ((‘000 m3)

27.4

28.0

102.2

 

 

 

 

 

 

Fishing production

 

 

 

Unit: ‘000 tons

2012

2013 est.

2013 versus 2012 (%)

TOTAL

5732.9

5918.6

103.2

Fish

4342.9

4400.1

101.3

Shrimp

630.1

704.0

111.7

Others

759.9

814.5

107.2

Cultivation

3110.7

3210.0

103.2

Fish

2402.2

2407.0

100.2

Shrimp

473.9

544.9

115.0

Others

234.6

258.1

110.0

Catching

2622.2

2708.6

103.3

Fish

1940.7

1993.1

102.7

Shrimp

156.2

159.1

101.8

Others

525.3

556.4

105.9

 

 

 

 

 

 

Industrial production index

 

Unit:%

 

11 months of

Dec. 2012

Dec. 2013

2013

2013 versus

versus

versus

versus

2012’ same

November

December

2012

period

2013

2012

 

WHOLE INDUSTRIAL SECTOR

105.8

104.4

107.0

105.9

Mining and quarrying

99.7

105.0

100.7

99.8

Coal and lignite

97.6

105.1

103.7

98.2

Crude oil and natural gas

100.5

105.2

100.0

100.5

Others

94.1

101.7

100.2

94.7

Manufacturing

107.3

104.4

108.8

107.4

Foodstuff

105.0

115.2

115.3

106.0

Drinks

108.1

104.6

116.6

108.8

Tobacco

106.7

94.1

106.8

106.7

Textile

120.7

100.6

134.1

121.8

Clothes

110.6

108.1

108.1

110.4

Leather and related products

115.9

105.5

110.5

115.3

Paper and paper products

108.6

102.8

112.6

109.0

Chemical and chemical products

107.4

99.5

99.8

106.7

Medicine, pharmaceutical chemistry

110.4

95.7

125.9

111.6

Rubber and plastic products

108.9

102.9

116.6

109.5

Non-metal mineral products

104.4

107.9

110.0

104.9

Metal

97.5

100.8

95.8

97.4

Prefabricated metal products (excluding machinery)

114.6

104.4

112.3

114.4

Electronic, computing and optical products

106.5

93.3

121.2

107.7

Electric equipment

109.3

100.3

113.2

109.6

Motored vehicles

112.9

93.7

119.8

113.5

Other means of transport

99.1

104.4

102.6

99.4

Bed, wardrobe, table, chair

93.8

109.2

98.4

94.2

Power generation and supply

108.5

102.1

108.7

108.5

Power generating, transmitting and supplying

108.5

102.1

108.7

108.5

Water supply; wastes treatment and management

109.0

102.3

110.1

109.1

Water extraction, treatment and supply

109.5

101.5

110.4

109.5

Collection and treatment of non-toxicant wastes

108.0

104.1

109.3

108.1

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Main industrial products

 

 

 

Unit

Performance

Estimate

Accrued

Dec. 2013

2013

11 months

December

12 months

versus

versus

of 2013

of

December

2012

 

 

2013

2013

2012 (%)

(%)

Coal (pure)

‘000 tons

37037.3

4156.6

41193.9

103.6

98.2

Extracted crude oil

‘000 tons

15281.7

1418.3

16700.0

96.9

99.8

Natural gas (in the form of air)

MN m3

8840.5

840.5

9681.0

96.2

103.5

Liquidized gas

‘000 tons

638.2

51.8

690.0

78.2

105.2

Processed seafood

"

1713.4

177.6

1891.0

121.7

109.5

Fresh milk

MN liters

682.4

77.2

759.6

133.2

102.7

Powdered milk

‘000 tons

77.5

8.6

86.1

117.0

110.6

Refined sugar

"

1308.5

267.8

1576.3

114.5

112.9

Monosodium glutamate

226.4

22.3

248.7

106.1

97.8

Cattle feed

"

9568.6

974.0

10542.6

98.7

104.1

Fishing feed

"

2643.4

276.4

2919.8

124.3

106.5

Beer

MN liters

2646.4

255.6

2902.0

114.5

107.4

Cigarettes

MN packets

5284.0

532.3

5816.3

106.7

106.7

Textile from natural cotton yarn

MN m2

265.0

25.0

290.0

112.2

103.1

Textile from polyester or artificial yarn

"

554.6

36.3

590.9

109.3

91.2

Garments

MN units

2481.5

250.5

2732.0

106.1

110.8

Imitated leather footgear for adults

MN pairs

230.5

25.6

256.1

101.5

109.5

Urea fertilizer

‘000 tons

1882.1

196.2

2078.3

119.5

123.4

N.P.K mixed fertilizer

"

2247.2

224.5

2471.7

77.1

95.9

Chemical paint

"

374.5

39.5

414.0

103.0

106.9

Hair shampoo & conditioner

"

59.8

4.7

64.5

84.3

96.1

Terra-cotta brick

MN pieces

15344.9

1525.7

16870.6

106.0

99.1

Cement

MN tons

51.3

5.7

57.0

109.0

104.7

Crude steel

‘000 tons

2489.8

235.7

2725.5

85.8

89.1

Laminated steel

"

2627.6

267.7

2895.3

123.1

125.5

Steel bars and corners

"

2988.2

284.8

3273.0

95.0

101.9

Mobile phones

MN units

114.0

7.0

121.0

65.6

101.4

TV set

‘000 units

2814.1

437.2

3251.3

288.5

135.5

Automobile

‘000 units

88.8

10.0

98.8

135.6

116.9

  Bus

"

57.7

6.7

64.4

144.1

119.8

  Lorry

"

31.1

3.3

34.4

120.9

112.0

Motorbike

"

3338.5

344.0

3682.5

95.5

104.4

Generated electricity

MN kwh

113.9

10.7

124.6

107.8

108.2

Commercial water

MN m3

1723.4

165.8

1889.2

110.5

109.5

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Consumption and stock indices of the manufacturing

 

 

 

 

Unit:%

 

Consumption

Consumption

Consumption

Stock

Stock

indexes

indexes

indexes in 11

indexes

indexes

11/2013

Nov. 2013

months of 2013

1/12/2013

1/12/2013

versus

versus 2012’

versus 2012’

versus the

versus 2012’

10/2013

same period

same period

previous months

same period

Whole sector

100.3

107.8

109.2

102.5

110.2

Food

94.8

110.5

107.2

108.5

108.8

Drinks

117.2

134.8

113.7

41.5

78.1

Tobacco

85.5

98.3

106.8

149.9

135.6

Textile

97.2

101.8

112.8

103.5

106.3

Clothing

89.3

102.8

109.5

114.6

98.6

Leather and related products

114.5

120.9

129.5

114.3

227.5

Paper and paper products

97.5

94.9

102.3

97.9

127.6

Chemical and chemical products

107.4

83.3

98.9

109.8

132.7

Medicines

98.