According to the monthly statistical information of the General Statistics Office
Agriculture, forestry and fisheries
Agriculture: Up to May 15th, the country has cultivated 3,075.8 thousand hectares of winter-spring paddy, equaling 99.8% of last years same period, of which the northern provinces have finished cultivating with an area of 1,143, 9 thousand ha, equaling 98.9%; Southern provinces reached 1,931.9 thousand ha, equaling 100.3%. Husbandry of buffaloes, cows and poultry has not changed much. Buffalo nationwide in January was estimated to decrease by 0.5% over the same period last year; Cattle increased by 1.9%; Poultry up 2.8%. Nationwide pigs in the month are estimated to fall 2% over the same period in 2016.
Forestry: In the first 5 months, the area of concentrated forestation was estimated at 77.1 thousand ha, up 5.8% over the same period last year; The number of scattered planted trees was 41.1 million, rising by 1.7%; Timber production reached 3782 thousand m3, up 6.8%; The output of firewood was 11.2 million m3, up 0.9%.
In the first five months of the year, the damaged forest area was 747 hectares, down 66.9% against the same period last year, of which the burned forest area was 228 hectares, down 87.8%; The area of forest cleared was 519 ha, up 32.4%.
Fisheries: Generally for the first five months, aquaculture output was estimated at 2,600.2 thousand tons, up 3.7% over the same period last year, of which aquaculture output reached 1,243.1 thousand tons, up 3, first%; The yield of marine products was 1,357.1 thousand tons, increasing by 4.3% (sea product output was 1,285.6 thousand tons, increasing by 4.4%).
Generally for the first five months of the year, industrial production index increased 5.7% over the same period last year, although still lower than the 7.4% growth of the same period in 2016, but higher than the increase of 5.2% of the first four months of this year. The number of employees working in industrial enterprises as of 1 May 2017 increased by 2.4% over the same period last year, of which state-owned enterprises decreased by 1.1%; Non-state enterprises decreased by 0.6%; Foreign direct investment enterprises increased by 4.8%.
Business registration status
In the first five months of the year, there were 50,534 registered enterprises with a total registered capital of VND485.6 trillion, up 12.9% in enterprises and 39% in registered capital over the same period of 2016; The average registered capital of newly established enterprises was VND9.6 billion, up 23%. Taking into account the 710.8 trillion additional registered capital of enterprises changing capital increase, the total registered capital added to the economy in the first 5 months of 2017 is 1,196.4 trillion. In addition, there were 13,458 businesses returning to operation, up 3.5% over the same period last year, bringing the total number of newly registered enterprises and returning to operation in the first five months of the year to nearly 64,000 businesses.The total number of registered employees of newly established enterprises in 5 months was 521.7 thousand, decreased 1.9% over the same period in 2016.
In the first five months of the year, investment capital from state budget was 88.8 trillion VND, equaling 30.6% of the yearly plan and increasing 6% over the same period of 2016. Foreign direct investment from the beginning of the year to May 20, 2017 attracted 939 new licensed projects with registered capital of US $ 5,595.4 million, up 3.5% in number of projects and 26.1% of registered capital over the same period of 2016. In addition, there are 437 projects have been licensed from the previous year registered to adjust the capital investment with additional capital reached US$ 4,742.9 million.
In the first five months of 2017, 2,061 shares of foreign investors were invested and $ 1.792 billion was contributed by foreign investors. Thus, the total registered capital of new projects, supplementary capital and investment in the form of capital contribution, purchase of shares in the first 5 months reached 12,130.3 million USD, up 10.4% compared with in the same period last year. Foreign direct investment in the five months was estimated at $ 6.2 billion, up 6% over the same period in 2016.
State budget revenues and expenditures
Total state budget revenue from the beginning of the year to May 15th 2017 was estimated at 416.7 trillion VND, equaling 34.4% of the yearly estimate, of which domestic revenue wasVND 334.9 trillion, equaling 33.8%; Revenue from crude oil was 16.6 trilliondongs, equaling 43.4%; The budget revenue from import and export activities was 65.1 trilliondongs, equaling 36.2%. Total state budget expenditure was estimated at VND438.5 trillion, equaling 31.5% of the yearly estimate, of which regular expenditures were VND323.8 trillion, equal to 36.1%; Interest repaymentVND41.5 trillion, equaling 42%; Only new development investment reached 72.4 trilliondong, equaling 20.3% of the yearly estimate.
Trade, price, transport and tourism
Retailing of goods and sales of consumer services: Generally for the first five months of this year, total retail sales of goods and services were estimated at VND1,600.8 trillion, up 10.2%over the same period last year, if the price factor were excluded it rose7,4%(it rose 7.9% in 2016’ same period).
Exports and imports: For the first five months of this year, total export turnover was estimated at $ 79.3 billion, up 17.4% over the same period last year, of which the domestic economic sector gained $ 22.1 billion, 13,6%; Foreign-invested sector (including crude oil) reached $ 57.2 billion, an increase of 19%.Total import turnover was estimated at $ 82.0 billion, up 23.9% over the same period last year, of which the domestic economic sector gained $ 32.4 billion, an increase 18.9%; Foreign invested sector reached $ 49.6 billion, up 27.5%. In the first five months of 2017, the trade deficit was over USD 2.7 billion, equivalent to 3.4% of the total export turnover, of which the domestic economic sector’s trade deficitwas USD 10.36 billion; The foreign invested sector (including crude oil) has a trade surplus of $ 7.65 billion.
Consumer price index, gold price index and US dollar price index: Average CPI in the first 5 months of 2017 increased by 4.47% over the same period of 2016. Consumer price index in May 2017 increased 0.37% compared to December 2016 and increased 3.19% over the same period last year.
Gold price index in May 2017 decreased 0.10% compared with last month; Up 2.91% over December 2016 and up 4.12% over the same period last year. USD price index in May 2017 decreased by 0.03% over the previous month; Decreased 0.05% compared to December 2016 and increased 1.66% over the same period in 2016.
In the first five months of 2017, there were 139.7 thousandtimes ofhunger households, decreasing 25.8% compared to the same period of last year, equivalent to 574 thousand hunger members, down 24.9%. To overcome hunger, at the beginning of the year, levels, branches and organizations from the central to local levels have provided support to hunger households with 16.2 thousand tons of food and about VND 1.1 billion.Only inMay, 2.8 thousand tons of foodwas supplied.
In the first five months of 2017, there were 8,023 traffic accidents, including 4,055 cases of traffic accidents (from less serious and above) and 3,968 cases of traffic impacts, 3,496 deaths, 1,972 were injured and 4,616 were slightly injured.
In the first five months of the year, natural disasters killed nine and wounded 16; More than 5 thousand houses collapsed, eroded, roof blown out; 5.5 thousand hectares of rice and 3.2 thousand hectares of crops were flooded and damaged. The total value of damage in 5 months is estimated at VND 248 billion.
For the first 5 months of 2017, 7,944 cases of violations of regulations on environmental protection in the whole country have been detected, of which 6,708 cases have been handled with total penalties of over 95.6 billion dong. In the first five months of this year, there were 2,035 fires and explosions, killing 44 persons and injuring 107 others, with an estimated loss ofVND 910 billion./.
Ministry of Planning and Investment