Region Profile: ASEAN

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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

Introduction

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.

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ASEANPopulation

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

US$5,869