The economic growth in the second quarter will edge up to 6% from 5.66% in the first quarter. For the full year, UOB maintained the previous forecast at 6%. Inflation will be controlled at 3.8%.

A container depot in Hai Phong Port

In 2025, UOB expected the Vietnamese economy to grow at 6.4%. Other recent economic indicators for Vietnam also affirm positive outlook for the Vietnamese economy.

The manufacturing purchasing managers’ index (PMI) remained unchanged at 50.3 in May, signaling a second consecutive marginal monthly improvement in business conditions in the industry.

Industrial production rose by 8.9% in May, marking the third consecutive month of growth.

Exports posted two-digit growth for the third consecutive month, at 15.8% in May, up from 10.6% in April. Imports rose 29.9% in May from 19.9% in April.

Vietnam ran a trade surplus of 7.8 billion USD in the first five months of this year.

The realized foreign direct investment rose 7.8% to reach 8.3 billion USD in January-May, the fastest pace since 2018.

The total retail sales of goods and services increased by 8.7%, supported by robust restaurant, accommodation and tourism services.

The Government has set a GDP growth target of 6-6.5% this year.

Source: VNA