Vietnam >> Revealed Comparative Advantage
The Revealed Comparative Advantage (RCA) is a trade analysis tool to measure and assess the competitive advantage of the product which the business people need to export. The RCA indicates whether a country's product is in the process of extending the products in which it has a trade potential or simply competitive advantage. The values of an RCA indicate the country's competitiveness vis-à-vis the world. It also helps to assess a country's export potential.

Results indicated that
  • A value of less than unity implies that the country has a revealed comparative disadvantage in the product.
  • If the index exceeds unity, the country is said to have a revealed comparative advantage in the product.
Unit : US Dollar Thousand
Product -- HS Code Year Vietnam export to the World Total exports from Vietnam World's exports World's total exports RCA
Bird nest -- 210690 2008 1,072.00 48,851.00 22,319,087.00 45,065,924.00 0.04
2009 6,695.00 63,646.00 21,305,817.00 43,669,387.00 0.22
2010 15,393.00 78,088.00 23,378,671.00 47,390,666.00 0.40
2011 17,756.00 99,324.00 27,958,002.00 55,246,475.00 0.35
2012 49,343.00 177,185.00 27,994,733.00 55,857,354.00 0.56
Ceramic -- 69 2009 344,323.00 62,685,130.00 34,020,096.00 12,327,153,144.00 1.99
2010 267,183.00 57,096,274.00 39,598,691.00 15,055,401,572.00 1.78
2011 317,047.00 72,236,665.00 45,321,099.00 17,999,547,615.00 1.74
2012 359,240.00 96,905,674.00 46,811,764.00 17,981,277,146.00 1.42
2008 334,856.00 48,561,343.00 41,704,633.00 15,989,372,712.00 2.64
Coffee -- 090111 2009 2,108,148.00 2,113,761.00 15,942,351.00 21,958,099.00 1.37
2010 1,714,615.00 1,730,570.00 13,840,651.00 19,940,647.00 1.43
2011 1,838,311.00 1,851,411.00 17,316,192.00 24,292,892.00 1.39
2012 2,735,739.00 2,761,069.00 26,139,427.00 36,155,744.00 1.37
2008 1,912,853.00 1,916,650.00 12,953,439.00 17,730,897.00 1.37
Footwear -- 6403 2007 4,076,199.00 48,561,343.00 92,163,673.00 15,989,372,712.00 14.56
2008 4,872,365.00 62,685,130.00 82,100,319.00 12,327,153,144.00 11.67
2009 4,151,908.00 57,096,274.00 96,377,052.00 15,055,401,572.00 11.36
2010 5,229,846.00 72,236,665.00 113,863,887.00 17,999,547,615.00 11.44
2011 6,717,915.00 96,905,674.00 119,165,542.00 17,981,277,146.00 10.46
Pepper -- 090411 2009 283,993.00 312,117.00 803,277.00 1,941,144.00 2.20
2010 310,029.00 349,368.00 1,070,907.00 2,291,224.00 1.90
2011 362,070.00 422,626.00 1,609,396.00 3,282,773.00 1.75
2012 637,199.00 733,918.00 1,733,660.00 3,421,858.00 1.71
2008 261,200.00 272,109.00 960,536.00 2,146,736.00 2.15
Plastic -- 39 2009 1,043,328.00 57,096,274.00 484,323,731.00 15,055,401,572.00 0.57
2010 1,371,288.00 72,236,665.00 564,130,131.00 17,999,547,615.00 0.61
2011 1,749,499.00 96,905,674.00 557,509,139.00 17,981,277,146.00 0.58
2007 900,710.00 48,561,343.00 480,651,629.00 15,989,372,712.00 0.62
2008 1,159,568.00 62,685,130.00 389,331,890.00 12,327,153,144.00 0.59
Silk -- 50 2010 32,442.00 10,416,646.00 3,270,232.00 644,504,758.00 0.61
2011 43,779.00 13,303,732.00 3,400,828.00 759,366,823.00 0.73
2012 55,712.00 16,760,022.00 3,155,488.00 741,033,536.00 0.78
2008 36,202.00 8,603,181.00 3,539,764.00 651,119,216.00 0.77
2009 35,671.00 10,150,690.00 2,788,017.00 559,788,889.00 0.71
Tea -- 090220&090240 2009 165,842.00 180,219.00 3,246,209.00 5,440,751.00 1.54
2010 188,321.00 200,536.00 3,860,973.00 6,403,753.00 1.56
2011 200,873.00 205,539.00 4,053,543.00 6,897,100.00 1.66
2007 121,569.00 133,497.00 2,663,550.00 4,501,832.00 1.54
2008 131,794.00 147,326.00 3,348,655.00 5,481,436.00 1.46
Toy -- 95 2011 373,424.00 96,905,674.00 91,809,782.00 17,999,547,615.00 0.76
2012 656,811.00 123,478,958.00 89,442,426.00 17,981,277,146.00 1.07
2008 207,930.00 62,685,130.00 97,823,814.00 15,989,372,712.00 0.54
2009 243,342.00 57,096,274.00 82,377,945.00 12,327,153,144.00 0.64
2010 317,545.00 72,236,665.00 84,197,590.00 15,055,401,572.00 0.79
Wooden Furniture -- 940360 2011 828,687.00 2,258,114.00 24,452,729.00 73,067,604.00 1.10
2012 1,396,917.00 3,595,447.00 24,596,923.00 78,886,570.00 1.25
2008 636,408.00 1,841,554.00 23,238,723.00 71,639,706.00 1.07
2009 538,297.00 1,739,687.00 19,786,509.00 58,757,851.00 0.92
2010 761,283.00 2,129,562.00 22,623,220.00 65,229,067.00 1.03
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