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Foreign investment in Vietnam increased dramatically

VIETRADE - Statistics from the Department of Foreign Investment (Ministry of Planning and Investment) revealed that in the first 7 months of this year, there were 1,378 new projects receiving investment certificates nationwide with the total registered capital of US$12.92 billion, marking a year-on-year increase of 48.7%; 677 registrations for adjusting the project investment capital with the additional capital of US$5.87 billion, marking a year-on-year increase of 38.5%; and 2,946 registrations for capital contribution and purchase of shares from foreign investors with a total paid-in capital of US$3.12 billion, marking a year-on-year increase of 109.7%.

 

FDI in Vietnam - Effective projects thru June 20, 2017

No.

Sector

No. of Projects

Total Registered capital (million USD)

1

Processing and manufacturing industry

  12,075

              180,681

2

Real estate business

                 618

                50,995

3

Production and distribution of electricity, gas, water, conditioner

                 113

                18,833

4

Construction

              1,431

                10,550

5

Housing and catering services

                 578

                11,383

6

Wholesale, retail, repair

              2,513

                  5,734

7

Mining

                 106

                  4,919

8

Transport and warehouse

                 633

                  4,399

9

Agriculture, Forestry, Fishery

                 516

                  3,461

10

Information and communication

              1,559

                  3,247

11

Professional and scientific technical contract

              2,312

                  2,704

12

Arts and entertainment

                 128

                  2,663

13

Health and social support

                 128

                  1,856

14

Water supply and wastewater treatment

                   60

                  1,502

15

Finance, insurance, bank

                   84

                  1,415

16

Other services

                 145

                     729

17

Education and training

                 336

                     702

18

Administrative and supporting services

                 255

                     524

19

Household employees

                     4

                         7

 

Total

            23,594

306,304

Source: Ministry of Planning and Investment of Vietnam


Totally, the new registered, adjusted, and contributed capital is estimated at US$21.39 billion, rising by 52% compared to the same period in 2016.

 

FDI Capital By Types Of Investment (%)

(Investment licenses issued to 20 June 2017)

FDI_Capital_By_Types_Of_Investment_June_2017

Source: Ministry of Planning and Investment of Vietnam


In January – July 2017, foreign investors invested in 18 industries and sectors, in which processing and manufacturing industry received the most attention with the investment capital of US$10.83 billion, accounting for 49.4% of the total registered capital. Power production and distribution ranked the second with the investment capital of US$5.25 billion, accounting for 23.98% of the total registered capital. Mineral exploitation was in the third position with the investment capital of US$1.28 billion, accounting for 5.86% of the total registered capital.

 

FDI Capital by Types Of Investment -Projects effective thru June 20, 2017

No.

Types of investment

No. of Projects

Total Registered capital (million USD)

1

100% of foreign capital

19,617

221,787

2

Venture

3,722

67,695

3

BOT, BT, BTO contract

 14

10,700

4

Cooperative contract

 241

6,122

 

Total

23,594

306,304

Source: Ministry of Planning and Investment of Vietnam


There are 98 countries and territories investing in Vietnam in the first seven months of this year. South Korea ranked the first with a US$5.62 billion investment, accounting for 25.63% of the total registered capital. The second position belonged to Japan with the investment capital of US$5.46 billion, accounting for 24.92% of the total registered investment in Vietnam. Singapore came the third with the registered investment of US$3.8 billion, accounting for 17.3% of the total investment capital in our country.

 

Top 10 Foreign Investors in Vietnam

(Investment licenses issued to 20 June 2017)

Total registered capital of US$306,304 million

 Top_10_Foreign_Investors_in_Vietnam_June_2017

Source: Ministry of Planning and Investment of Vietnam


During these 7 months of 2017, 60 provinces and cities received foreign investment, of which Thanh Hoa attracted the most investment with a registered value of US$3.06 billion, representing 13.9% of the total investment. Bac Ninh ranked the second when receiving US$2.95 billion, equivalent to 13.48% of the total investment capital. Nam Dinh, in the 3rd position, had a total registered capital of US$2.2 billion, accounting for 10% of the total investment capital in Viet Nam.

 

Large foreign direct investment (FDI) flows have been attracted to three above-mentioned provinces because investment certificates were granted to some projects with the registered capital of billions of dollars in the first seven months of the year. Thanh Hoa approved Nghi Son 2 Power Project with a total investment of US$2.7 billion; Bac Ninh approved an additional capital of US$2.5 billion for Samsung Display and Nam Dinh provided a license for Nam Tho 1 BOT Thermal Power Plant with a total investment capital of US$2.07 billion.

 

Exports of the foreign invested sector (including crude oil) from January to July 2017 reached US$83.05 billion, up 20.3% over the same period of 2016 and accounted for 72% of the total export revenue. Without crude oil, its export value is estimated at US$81.26 billion, rising by 20% compared to the same period of 2016 and accounting for 70.53% of the export revenue.

 

Meanwhile, imports of the foreign invested sector in the first 7 months of this year hit US$71.35 billion, marking a year-on-year increase of 28.1% and making up 60.3% of the import revenue. Totally, for 7 months, the foreign invested sector had a trade surplus of US$11.69 billion including crude oil, and a trade surplus of US$9.9 billion excluding crude oil.



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