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Date 22/12/2017-09:52:00 AM
Brief on foreign direct investment in 2017

I. Main featrures of FDI attraction

Accumulated to December 20th, 2017: The country has 24,748 valid projects with a total registered capital of 318.72 billion USD. The accumulated realized capital of foreign direct investment projects was estimated at 172.35 billion USD, equivalent to 54% of total valid registered capital.

In 12 months of 2017

Registered capital: Total value of newly and additionally registered capital, capital contributed and shares purchased by foreign investors was 35.88 billion USD, up 44.4% as compared to the same period in 2016.

Realized capital: Realized capital of foreign direct investment projects was estimated at 17.5 billion USD, up 10.8% over the same period in 2016

Export: Export of foreign investment sector (including crude oil) was 155.24 billion USD, up 23% as compared to the same period in 2016 and accounting for 72.6% of total export turnover. Export excluding crude oil was 152.34 billion USD, up 23% as compared to the same period in 2016 and accounting for 71.2% of total export turnover.

Import: Import of FDI sector was 126.44 billion USD, up 23.4% as compared to the same period in 2016 and capturing nearly 59.9% of total import turnover. Generally, the trade surplus of FDI sector was 28.8 billion USD including crude oil and 25.9 billion USD excluding crude oil.

II. FDI accumulation until December 2017

Up to December 20, 2017, the foreign investors have invested in 19 out of 21 branches in the national economic classification system, in which, processing, manufacturing industrial field accounted for the highest proportion with 186.1 billion USD, making up 58.4% of total investment, followed by real estate business with 53.1 billion USD (accounting for 16.7% of total investment capital), production and distribution of electricity, water and gas with 20.8 billion USD (making up 6.5% of total registered investment capital).

There were 125 countries and territories having valid investment projects in Vietnam. Korea ranked first with a total registered capital of 57.66 billion USD (accounting for 18.1% of total investment capital). Japan ranked second with 49.46 billion USD (capturing 15.5% of total investment capital), followed by Singapore and Taiwan, British Virgin Islands, Hong Kong.

FDI has been present in 63 provinces and cities in the whole country, in which Ho Chi Minh City continued to rank first in FDI attraction with 44 billion USD (making up 13.8% of the total investment capital), followed by Binh Duong with 30.18 billion USD (accounting for 9.5% of total investment), Dong Nai with 27.34 billion USD (capturing 8.6% of total investment), Hanoi with 27.28 billion USD (accounting for 8.5% of total investment).

III. FDI attraction in 12 months of 2017

As of December 20th, 2017, the whole country had 2,591 new projects granted investment certificate with total registered capital of 21.27 billion USD, up 42.3% as compared to the same period last year and 1,188 times of projects adjusted capital with total additionally registered capital of 8.41 billion USD, up 49.2% over the same period in 2016 and 5,002 times of capital contribution and share purchase by foreign investors with a total value of the capital contribution of 6.19 billion USD, up 45.1% as compared to same period of 2016.

Generally in 12 months of 2017, total newly and additionally registered capital and capital contributed and shares purchase by foreign investors was 35.88 billion USD, up 44.4% as compared to the same period of 2016.

By investment field

In 12 months of 2017, 19 fields were invested by foreign investors, in which, processing and manufacturing industry attracted much attention from foreign investors with the total capital of 15.87 billion USD, accounting for 44.2% of the total registered capital in of 2017. Production and distribution of electricity field ranked second with total investment capital of 8.37 billion USD, accounting for 23.3% of total registered investment capital. Real estate business ranked third with total registered investment capital of 3.05 billion USD, capturing 8.5% of total registered investment capital.

By investors

In 12 months of 2017, there were 115 countries and territories having investment projects in Vietnam. Japan ranks first with total investment capital of 9.11 billion USD, making up 25.4% of total investment capital; Korean ranked second with total registered capital of 8.49 billion USD, accounting for 23.7% of total investment capital into Vietnam; Singapore ranked third with a total registered capital of 5.3 billion USD, capturing 14.8% of total investment capital.

By investment area

In 12 months of 2017, 59 provinces and cities were invested by foreign investors, in which Ho Chi Minh City attracted the most of FDI with a total registered capital of 6.5 billion USD, capturing 18.1% of total investment capital. Bac Ninh ranked second with a total registered capital of 3.4 billion USD, accounting for 9.5% of total investment capital. Thanh Hoa ranked third with a total registered capital of 3.17 billion USD, accounting for 8.8% of total investment capital.

Some large projects granted invest certificate in 12 months of 2017 are:

- Nghi Son 2 BOT thermal power plant construction investment project in Thanh Hoa with total registered investment capital of 2.79 billion USD funded by Japan, with purpose to design, construct, operate and transfer a coal-fired thermal power plant, 1,200 MW;

- Van Phong 1 thermal power BOT plant construction investment project in Khanh Hoa with total registered investment capital of 2.58 billion USD funded by Japan, with purposes to design, construct, operate and transfer a coal-fired thermal power plant, 1,320 MW;

- Samsung Display Viet Nam Project adjusted with additional investment capital of 2.5 billion USD in Bac Ninh province;

- Nam Dinh 1 thermal power plant project with total investment capital of 2.07 billion USD funded by Singapore investor to build, operate and transfer a 1,109.4 MW coal-fired power plant;

- Block B – O Mon Pipeline project with total registered investment capital of 1.27 billion USD funded by Japanese investor in a joint venture with PVN and PVGAS Vietnam with the aim of building and operating Block B – O Mon pipeline in Kien Giang province;

- Intelligent complex project in functional area No2A in Thu Thiem new urban area, No2 district, with total registered investment capital of 885.85 million USD funded by Korea with purposes of real estate business./.


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