Spotlights of Viet Nam economic growth in the first quarter 2021

Continuing the recovery and positive growth from the fourth quarter of 2020, our country's macroeconomic in the first quarter of 2021 continued to remain stable, the weather in the first months of the year was relatively favorable, and African swine fever which is well controlled, is a favorable condition for production and business. (15/04/2021)

After 140 years, what does Viet Nam's railway get to compete?

Currently, Viet Nam's railway network is distributed along 7 main railway lines with a total length of 3,162.9 km, of which 2,703.2 km of main lines, 459.7 km of station’s inner lines and branch lines. (14/04/2021)

Social security work positively contributes to stabilizing people's life quarter I/2021

In the first quarter, people's life was difficult due to the Covid epidemic with a new variant re-exploding in January. Facing this situation, the Party, Government, ministries, branches and localities have adopted policies to promote production development, create conditions for the development of industries, and contribute to improving income and living standards for people. (12/04/2021)


Training conference on the 01/4/2021 time-point population change and family planning survey

In the morning of March 18th, 2021, the General Statistics Office (GSO) held a training conference to guide survey on population change and family planning on April 1st , 2021. Mr Nguyen Trung Tien, Deputy Director General of GSO chaired the Conference. (18/03/2021)

The 52nd session of the United Nations Statistical Committee

The 52nd session of the UNSC took place from 1st to 5th March, 2021 held in the form of online meetings. Ms. Nguyen Thi Huong - General Director lead the delegation of GSO attending the meeting with Deputy General Directors, leaders and representatives of departments under the GSO. (01/03/2021)

Workshop on the development orientation of social and environmental statistics in Vietnam by 2045

The GSO cooperated with the Embassy of Denmark to organize a workshop on the development orientation of social and environmental statistics in Vietnam by 2045. Ms. Nguyen Thi Huong, The Director General of GSO chaired the workshop. (22/02/2021)


Explanation of statistical indicators on health

Explaination of health establishment, patient bed, health staff, under-five-malnutrition rate by level of malnutrition and Number of people infected and died of HIV/AIDS. (30/06/2019)

Explanation of statistical indicators on education

Explanation of terminology, content and methodology of some statistical indicators on education. (30/06/2019)

Explanation of statistical indicators on forestry

Forests are identified and classified according to the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development's Circular No. 34/2009/TT-BNNPTNT dated June 10, 2009. (30/06/2019)


Vietnam’s GDP revision poses no change to short-term state budgetary strategy

The Ministry of Finance is using the current data for the 5-10 year national financial plans. (29/10/2019)

Since 2017, localities not to self-calculate GRDP

Assigning the Ministry of Planning and Investment (MPI) direct compilation and publication of gross regional domestic product (GRDP) will avoid the situation that there is a difference of over 1.7 times between the sum of GRDP of 63 provinces and centrally-run cities and the national gross domestic product (GDP). (27/05/2019)

Overview of the Set of Sustainable Development Statistical Indicators of Vietnam

In order to provide "authentic and empirical evidence" for monitoring and assessing the implementation of sustainable development goals, on January 22, 2019, the Minister of Planning and Investment issued Circular No.03/2019/TT-BKHDT on stipulating the Set of Sustainable Development Statistical Indicators of Vietnam with 158 statistical indicators. (19/03/2019)


Key indicators

Growth rate of March and the First quarter of 2021 compared to the same period last year
Gross Domestic Product in the First quarter compared to the previous year 4.48%
Index of Industrial Production 3.9%
International visitors to Vietnam -95.7%
Retail sales of goods and services 9.2%
Realized investment capital from the State budget 13.6%
Consumer Price Index 1.16%


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