Region Profile: ASEAN


Flag Brunei

Motto“One Vision, One Identity, One Community”

ASEAN Day8th August

Total Trade in 2013US$2.48 trillion (2012 estimate)

Intra-ASEAN Trade in 2013US$602 billion (2012 estimate)

Top 5 Trade Partners in 2013 China – US$319 billion
Japan – US$263 billion
EU – US$243 billion
USA – US$200 billion
South Korea – US$131 billion


ASEAN was formed on 8 August 1967 in Bangkok, Thailand, through the signing of the ASEAN Declaration (Bangkok Declaration) by Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines, Singapore and Thailand. Brunei Darussalam subsequently joined on 7 January 1984, Vietnam on 28 July 1995, Laos and Myanmar on 23 July 1997, and Cambodia on 30 April 1999.


616.61 million (2013 estimate)

Population between 20 and 54 years of age

51.3% (2013 estimate)

Total Land Area

4.44 million square kilometres

GDP (PPP) in 2013

US$3.62 trillion

GDP per capita (PPP) in 2013