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Date 06/03/2018-09:45:00 AM
Brief on foreign direct investment of the first two months of 2018

Accumulated to February 20th, 2018, the country has 25,194 valid projects with a total registered capital of 322.36 billion USD. The accumulated realized capital of foreign direct investment projects was estimated at 174.5 billion USD, equivalent to 54.1% of total valid registered capital.

In the first two months of 2018 separately, the total value of newly and additionally registered capital, capital contributed and shares purchased by foreign investors was 3.34 billion USD, equaling 98.2% of the same period in 2017. Realized capital of foreign direct investment projects was estimated at 1.7 billion USD, up 9.7% over the same period in 2017.

I. Foreign investment in Vietnam

1. FDI accumulation until February 2018

Up to February 20th, 2018, 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 188.52 billion USD, making up 58.5% of total investment capital, followed by real estate business with 53.56 billion USD (accounting for 16.6% of total investment capital), production and distribution of electricity, water and gas with 21 billion USD (making up 6.5% of total investment capital).

There were 126 countries and territories having valid investment projects in Vietnam. Korea ranked first with a total registered capital of 58.8 billion USD (accounting for 18.2% of total investment capital). Japan ranked second with 49.58 billion USD (capturing 15.4% 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 44.25 billion USD (making up 13.7% of the total investment capital), followed by Binh Duong with 30.67 billion USD (accounting for 9.5% of total investment capital), Hanoi with 27.69 billion USD (capturing 8.6% of total investment capital).

2. FDI attraction in the first two months of 2018

2.1 Performance

Realized capital

As of February 20th, 2018, foreign direct investment projects were estimated to disburse 1.7 billion USD, up 9.7% as compared to the same period in 2017.

Export and import

Export: Export of foreign investment sector (including crude oil) was 23.96 billion USD, up 21.8% as compared to the same period in 2017 and accounting for 71.3% of export turnover. Export excluding crude oil was 23.56 billion USD, up 22.6% as compared to the same period in 2017 and accounting for 70.1% of total export turnover.

Import: Import of FDI sector was 19.2 billion USD, up 14.5% as compared to the same period in 2017 and capturing nearly 59% of import turnover. Generally, the trade surplus of FDI sector was 4.76 billion USD including crude oil and 4.36 billion USD excluding crude oil.

2.2 Granting of investment certificate

As of February 20th, 2018, the whole country had 411 new projects granted investment certificate with total registered capital of 1.39 billion USD, equaling 68.6% compared to the same period last year and 133 times of projects registered to adjusted capital with total additionally registered capital of 700.3 million USD, equalling 92.2% as compared to the same period in 2017. Newly registered investment capital in the first two months of 2018 decreased significantly as compared to same period in 2017 because in the first two months of 2017, there were many licensed projects with capital range from 100 USD to nearly 300 million USD (accounting for over 54.6% of the total newly registered capital in the first two months of 2017), meanwhile in the first two months of 2018 only one new projects over 100 million was licenced.

Also in the first two months of 2018, the whole country had 873 times of capital contribution and share purchase by foreign investors with a total value of the capital contribution of 1.25 billion USD, up 102.5% as compared to same period of 2017. This includes 471 times of capital contribution and share purchase that increased enterprise chartered capital with the value of the capital contribution of 858.87 million USD and 402 times of capital contribution and share purchase in which foreign investors bought secondhand shares from domestic holders without increasing charter capital with the total value of capital contribution of 394.5 million USD.

Generally in the first two months of 2018, total newly and additionally registered capital and capital contributed and shares purchase by foreign investors was 3.34 billion USD, equaling 98.2% of the same period of 2017.

By investment field

In the first two months of 2018, 16 fields were invested by foreign investors, in which, processing and manufacturing industry attracted much attention from foreign investors with the total capital of 1.83 billion USD, accounting for 54.6% of the total registered invesment capital in the first two months of 2018. Construction field ranked second with total investment capital of 345.4 million USD, accounting for 10.3% of total registered investment capital. Real estate business ranked third with total registered investment capital of 312.1 million USD, capturing 9.3% of total registered investment capital.

By investors

In the first two months of 2018, there were 60 countries and territories having investment projects in Vietnam. South Korea ranks first with total investment capital of 851.2 million USD, making up 25.5% of total investment capital; British Virgin Islands ranked second with total registered invesmesnt capital of 450 million USD, accounting for 13.45% of total investment capital into Vietnam; Singapore ranked third with a total registered invesment capital of 418.5 million USD, capturing 12.5% of total investment capital.

By investment area

In the first two months of 2018, 47 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 1.05 billion USD, capturing 31.27 % of total investment capital. Binh Duong ranked second with a total registered capital of 434 million USD, accounting for 12.98% of total investment capital. Ninh Thuan ranked third with a total registered capital of 253.9 million USD, accounting for 7.6% of total investment capital.

Some large projects granted investment certificate in January 2018 are:

  • Hanbaram Wind Power Plant Project, licensed on February 7th, 2018, with total investment capital of 150 million USD invested by Singapore in Ninh Thuan with the goal of producing electricity from renewable energy.
  • Kefico Vietnam Co., Ltd., licensed in 2009 with the aim of producing spare and auxiliary parts for motor vehicles in Hai Duong, adjusted to increase investment capital by 120 million USD.
  • Vina Cell Technology Co., Ltd projects, licensed in 2016 with the goal of producing the solar battery in Bac Giang province increased investment capital by 100 million USD.
  • Nam Dinh Ramatex Textile and Garment Factory project with total investment capital of 80 million USD invested by Singaporean investors in Nam Dinh.
  • Ha Nam Ykk Factory project, licensed on February 2nd, 2018, with total investment capital of 80 million USD invested by Japan with the aim of producing zippers, related products, production of materials and accessories for the garment industry.

II. Vietnam's investment abroad

In the first two months of 2018, the whole country had 13 projects granted certificates of investment registration abroad with a total investment capital of 89.89 million USD from Vietnam, there were 3 adjusted capital projects with a total additional investment capital of 25.06 million USD from Vietnam. Generally in the first two months of 2018, the total newly and additionally registered investment capital abroad from Vietnam was estimated approximately at 115 million USD.

In the first two months of 2018, banking and finance sector ranked first in Vietnam’s investment capital abroad with the total newly and additionally registered capital of 105 million USD, accounting for 91.3% of total investment capital. The other projects mainly belong to the wholesale and retail field with seven projects, with the total investment capital from Vietnam of 7.25 million USD, accounting for 6.3% of total investment capital. Some projects were in eating and accommodation services field, accommodation-only services and professional activities in science and technology, information and communication.

The countries received investments from Vietnam in the first two months of 2018 were Laos, Canada, Japan, Germany, Cambodia, New Zealand, Thailand, China, Belize, Myanmar./.


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