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Vietnam legislators anticipate country’s failure to meet 2023 GDP growth goal, indicates Reuters report.

Vietnam Expected to Miss Economic Growth Target, Manufacturing Sector Slows Down

Vietnam’s Economic Growth Target to be Missed

Vietnam, a Southeast Asian country, is projected to fall short of its economic growth target for this year, according to the National Assembly. The manufacturing sector, which has been a key driver of the country’s economy, is experiencing a slowdown.

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Challenges Faced by Vietnam

The National Assembly’s statement highlighted the challenges faced by Vietnam’s economy. Weak global demand has affected the country’s exports, and as a result, the gross domestic product (GDP) is expected to grow at a rate of over 5% annually, as reported by state media. This is lower than the initial GDP growth target of 6.5% set for this year, which was already reduced from 8.02% in the previous year.

Quarterly GDP Growth

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In the third quarter, GDP in Vietnam grew by 5.33% compared to the same period last year. This growth rate is faster than the second quarter’s expansion of 4.05%. However, it is significantly slower than the low-base growth of 13.71% during the same period in 2022.

Implications for Vietnam’s Economy

The slowdown in the manufacturing sector and the failure to meet the GDP growth target raise concerns about Vietnam’s economic outlook. The country will need to address the challenges posed by weak global demand and focus on strategies to stimulate economic growth.


Vietnam’s economy is facing headwinds due to the slowdown in the manufacturing sector and weak global demand. The country’s GDP growth target for this year is expected to be missed. It is crucial for Vietnam to identify and implement measures to revive economic growth and overcome the current challenges.

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