Vietnam’s GDP growth reaches 8.02% this year, a record high in the 2011-2022 period as the economy is recovering strongly, General Director of the General Statistics Office (GSO) Nguyen Thi Huong told a press conference in Hanoi on December 29.
Standard Chartered Bank has raised its Vietnam GDP growth forecast for 2022 to 7.5 percent from the previous 6.7 percent and for 2023 to 7.2 percent from 7.0 percent to reflect robust Q3 growth of 13.7 percent year-on-year. The last quarter 2022 growth is anticipated at 4.0 percent.
Vietnam’s economic growth accelerated to 6.61% y/y in 2Q21, extending from an upwardly revised gain of 4.65% y/y in 1Q21. While this fell slightly short of expectations, it nonetheless reaffirmed the current upswing and re-establishment of its historic trend seen during 2013 to 2019. For the first half of 2021, Vietnam’s GDP expanded 5.64% y/y, more than 3 times the pace of 1.82% in 1H20.