The economy backs to the highway
After a severe contraction in 3Q21, Vietnam's economy has successfully backed into the pre-pandemic growth track in the fourth quarter. It is visible that the main growth drivers for 4Q21 are from the manufacturing and export areas when these sectors have a phenomenal run in the reopening phase. Meanwhile, marked recovery in retail sales in the last two months also eases some pressure on the economic growth. These developments lay a strong foundation for the economic outlook in the next year.