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January 19, 2007 Friday

ASEAN Member Nations


BRUNEI DARUSSALAM

Head of State : His Majesty Sultan Haji Hassanal Bolkiah Mu'izzaddin Waddaulah
Capital : Bandar Seri Begawan
Land area : 5,765 sq.km
Population : 357,800 (2004)
Language : Malay, English
Religion : Islam
Member of : ASEAN, APEC, APT, APDC, Commonwealth, ESCAP, GP 77, GATT/WTO, ICAO, IMO, IMF, WMO, UNDP, WHO, WIPO, WTO-GBT, ASEM, EALAF, UN, OIC, NAM, AASROC, UNESCO, APG, WSIS, IDB, ADB and AMED
Currency : B$ (Bruneian Dollar).
GDP : US$ 5,4626.6 million (2004) at current market prices
Major Industries : Oil and gas, textiles, food and beverages, building materials
Major Exports : Oil and gas, ready-made garments
Major Imports : Transport equipment and machinery, manufactured goods, food chemicals

CAMBODIA

Head of State : His Majesty King Norodom Sihamoni
Head of Government : Prime Minister Hun Sen
Capital : Phnom Penh
Land area : 181,035 sq.km
Population : 14,131 thousands (2004)
Language : Khmer
Religion : Buddhism
Member of : ASEAN, CTBTO, ESCAP, FAO, IAEA, IBRD, ICAO, IDA, IFC, IFAD, ILO, IMF, IMO, ITU, LDC, UNO, UNCTAD, UNESCO, UPO, UNIDO, WIPO, WHO
Currency : Riel
GDP : US$ 4,215 million (2003) at current market prices
Major Industries : Textiles and Garments, Beverages, Food Processing, Wood Processing
Major Exports : Garments, Textile Product Sawn, Wood Furniture and Rubber
Major Imports : Transport equipment and machinery, manufactured goods, food chemicals

INDONESIA

Head of State : President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono
Capital : Jakarta
Land area : 1,890,000 sq.km.
Population : 215,960 thousands (2004).
Language : Bahasa Indonesia
Religion : Islam, Christianity, Buddhism, Hinduism
Member of : ASEAN, UN, IMF, ESCAP, FAO, ILO, UNESCO, IBRD, IFC, MIGA, IDB, IDA, ADB, WTO, APEC, ASEM, EALAF
Currency : Rupiah
GDP : US$ 208,625 million (2003) at current market prices
Major Industries : Pulp and paper, cement, basic metals and fertilizer, power generation, telecommunication, transportation
Major Exports : Textile, electronic goods, footwear, oil & gas, plywood, sawn timber
Major Imports : Chemical and pharmaceutical, fertilizer, cotton yarns, textile fabric, machines, motor vehicles

LAO PDR

Head of State : President Choummaly Sayasone
Head of Government : Prime Minister Bouasone Bouphavanh
Capital : Vientiane
Land area : 236,800 sq.km
Population : 5,758 million (2004)
Language : Lao
Religion : Buddhism
Member of : ASEAN, ADB, ESCAP, FAO, IBRD, WHO, IDA, WIPO, IFC, ILO, IMF, UN, NCTAD, UNESCO, UNIDO, UNICEF, WHO, EALAF
Currency : Kip
GDP : US$ 12,043 thousands (2003) at current market prices
Major Industries : Garment industry, wood-based and processing industries, electricity
Major Exports : Coffee, electricity, clothing, wood and forest product and Gypsum
Major Imports : Industrial machinery, chemicals, iron, electrical machinery and parts, steel, oil, construction material and consumption goods

MALAYSIA

Head of State : DYMM Seri Paduka Baginda Yang Dipertuan Agung Tuanku Syed Sirajuddin Ibni Almarhum Tuanku Syed Putra Jamalullail
Head of Government : Prime Minister Abdullah Ahmad Badawi
Capital : Kuala Lumpur
Land area : 330,257 sq.km
Population : 23,671thousand (2004).
Language : Melayu, English, Chinese, Tamil
Religion : Islam, Buddhism, Taoism, Hinduism, Christianity
Member of : ASEAN, ADB, APEC, ASEM, D-8, EBRD, ECOSOP, ESCAP, FAO, G-15, IAEA, IBRD, ICAO, IDA, IDB, ILO, EALAP
Currency : Malaysian Ringgit
GDP : US$ 103,737 million (2003) at current market prices
Major Industries : Electronic & electrical goods, textiles, clothing & footwear, chemicals, petroleum, wood and metal products and rubber
Major Exports : Electronic & electric machinery, petroleum & LNG, textiles, clothing & footwear, palm oil, sawn timber
Major Imports : Manufacturing inputs, machinery & transport equipment, metal product

MYANMAR

Head of State : Senior General Than Shwe
Head of Government : Prime Minister Lt. Gen. Soe Win
Capital : Yangon
Land area : 676,577 sq.km
Population : 54,745 thousands (2004)
Language : Myanmar
Religion : Buddhism, Christianity, Islam
Member of : ASEAN, ADB, ESCAP, ACU, FAO, IBRD, IDA, IFC, ILO, IMF, ITU, WTO, UNESCO, UNIDO, UNICEF, EALAF
Currency : Myanmar Kyat
GDP : US$ 9,605 million (2003) at current market prices
Major Industries : Agro-based industries, textiles industries, steel mills
Major Exports : Rice, teak, beans & pulses, rubber, coffee, minerals, gems marine products
Major Imports : Power tillers, hand tractor, fertilizer, diesel oil, cement, dumper, loader and spare parts, water pumps, hydraulic excavator

The PHILIPPINES

Head of State : President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo
Capital : Manila
Land area : 76,946 thousand in 2000 (actual); 85,237 thousand in 2005 (projected)
Population : 82,664 thousands (2004)
Language : Filipino, English, Spanish
Religion : Christianity (Catholicism, Protestantism, Philippine Independent Church, Iglesia ni Kristo); Islam
Member of : APEC, ARF, ACD, ADB, ASEAN, ASEM, CCC, Common Fund for Commodities, CP, ESCAP, FEALAC, FAO, G-24, G-77, IAEA, IBRD, ICAO, ICC, ICFTU, ICRM, IDA, IFAD, IFC, IFRCS, IHO, ILO, IMF, IMO, Interpol, IOC, IOM, ISO, ITU, NAM, OPCW, UN, UNCTAD, UNESCO, UNHCR, UNIDO, UNMIK, UNTAET, UNU, UPU, WCL, WFTU, WHO, WIPO, WMO, World Tourism Organization, World Trade Organization
Currency : Peso
GDP : US$86,123 million (2004) at current market prices
Major Industries : Priority sectors : construction materials, electronics, food, giftware and holiday decor, home furnishings, IT & IT-enabled services, marine products, motor vehicle parts and components, organic and natural products, wearables
Major Exports : Electronic products; garments; ignition wiring set and other wiring sets used in vehicles, aircrafts, and ships; coconut oil; woodcrafts and furniture; other products manufactured from materials imported on consignment basis; petroleum products; metal components; cathodes and sections of cathodes of refined copper; fresh bananas (per data as of August 2005)
Major Imports : Electronic products; mineral fuels, lubricants, and related materials; industrial machinery and equipment; transport equipment; iron and steel; cereal and cereal preparations; textile yarn, fabrics, made-up articles, and related products; telecommunications equipment and electrical machinery; plastics in primary and nonprimary forms; organic and inorganic chemicals (per data as of August 2005)

SINGAPORE

Head of State : President S R Nathan
Head of Government : Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong
Capital : Singapore
Land area : 697.1 sq.km
Population : 4.198 million (2004)
Language : English, Malay, Mandarin, Tamil
Religion : Buddhism, Christianity, Islam, Taoism and Hinduism
Member of : ASEAN, ADB, APEC, ARF, COMMONWEALTH, FAO, IAEA, IBRD, IDA, IFC, IMF, IFAD, IMO, ILO, ITU, UNIDO, UPO, WHO, ASEM, EALAF, WTO, WIPO, ICAO, NAM, G77
Currency : Singapore Dollar (S$)
GDP : US$106,818 million (2004) at current market prices
Major Industries : Electronics, chemicals, banking and finance, real estate, tourism, trading
Major Exports : Petroleum products, industrial machines, radio & television receivers & parts, electronic component & parts, clothing, beverages & tobacco
Major Imports : Crude petroleum, iron & steel, industrial machines, electric generators, electronic component and parts

THAILAND

Head of State : His Majesty King Bhumibol Adulyadej
Head of Government : General Surayud Chulanont
Capital : Bangkok
Land area : 513,254 sq.km
Population : 64,470 thousands (2003)
Language : Thai
Religion : Buddhism, Islam
Member of : ASEAN, ADB, ASEM, ESCAP, FAO, IBRD, IDA, IFC, IMF, ILO, UNCTAD, UNESCO, WHO, WIPO, APEC, EALAF
Currency : Baht
GDP : US$ 143,303 million (2003) at current market prices
Major Industries : Electronics, gems and jewelry, footwear, textiles, clothing, mobiles
Major Exports : Textiles, computer & components, integrated circuits and parts, gems & jewelry, footwear
Major Imports : Industrial machinery, iron & steel electrical machinery & parts, chassis and body

VIET NAM

Head of State : President Nguyen Minh Triet
Head of Government : Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung
Capital : Ha Noi
Land area : 330,363 sq.km
Population : 82,222 thousand (2003)
Language : Vietnamese
Religion : Buddhism, Christianity
Member of : ASEAN, IBRD, IDA, IFC, IMF, ASEM, MIGA, UNDP, UNCTAD, GSPT, UNIDO, FAO, IFAD, ICAO, EALAF
Currency : Dong
GDP : US$ 39,021 million (2003) at current market prices
Major Industries : Agriculture, forestry, fishery, industrial construction
Major Exports : Crude oil, coal, chromium, tin, cements, woolen carpet, jute carpet, rice cinnamon, marine products
Major Imports : Motors, petroleum products, diesel oil, fertilizer


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