ASEAN Quick Facts

ASSOCIATION OF SOUTHEAST ASIAN NATIONS (ASEAN)
ASEAN Secretariat: Jakarta, Indonesia
Population: 630 million
Chair rotates annually among member states.
The ASEAN Economic Community was formed on December 31, 2015.
Flag of BruneiBRUNEI DARUSSALAM
Capital: Bandar Seri Begawan
Population: 0.4 million
Member Since: 1984
US-Brunei treaty relations have been active since 1850.
Flag of IndonesiaINDONESIA
Capital: Jakarta
Population: 255 million
Member Since: 1967
Indonesia, the world’s 4th largest country by population, formed a strategic partnership with the US in 2015.
Flag of CambodiaCAMBODIA
Capital: Phnom Penh
Population: 15.5 million
Member Since: 1999
The United States is the largest purchaser of Cambodia's exports.
Flag of LaosLAOS
Capital: Vientiane
Population: 7 million
Member Since: 1997
In 2016, Barack Obama became the first sitting US President to visit Laos.
Flag of MalaysiaMALAYSIA
Capital: Kuala Lumpur
Population: 31 million
Member Since: 1967
The United States is the largest investor in Malaysia.
Flag of SingaporeSINGAPORE
Capital: Singapore
Population: 5.5 million
Member Since: 1967
Singapore was the first US bilateral free trade partner in Asia.
Flag of MyanmarMYANMAR (BURMA)
Capital: Nay Pyi Taw
Population: 51.8 million
Member Since: 1997
The US restored full diplomatic relations in 2012 and removed all sanctions in 2016.
Flag of ThailandTHAILAND
Capital: Bangkok
Population: 68.8 million
Member Since: 1967
Thailand is America’s oldest treaty partner in Asia, dating from 1833.
Flag of the PhilippinesTHE PHILIPPINES
Capital: Manila
Population: 102 million
Member Since: 1967
The largest ethnic Filipino population
outside the Philippines is in the United States
Flag of VietnamVIETNAM
Capital: Hanoi
Population: 91.7 million
Member Since: 1995
Since 1995, US trade with Vietnam grew 100-fold to $45 billion.

Source: International Monetary Fund 2015 data. Numbers rounded throughout. All monetary valuesare in US$. References to the European Union (EU) includes all 28 member states as of 2016.Whenever possible, most recent available data is used.