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Date 29/04/2018-08:29:00 AM
Brief on foreign direct investment of the first four months of 2018

I. Foreign investment in Vietnam

1. FDI accumulation until April 2018

Accumulated to April 20th, 2018, the country has 25,524 valid projects with a total registered capital of 321.25 billion USD. The accumulated realized capital of foreign direct investment projects was estimated at 177.47 billion USD, equaling 55.2% of total valid registered capital.

- By investment field: The foreign investors have invested in 19 out of 21 branches in the national economic classification system, in which, processing and manufacturing accounted for the highest proportion with 186.68 billion USD, making up 58.1% of total investment capital, followed by real estate business with 51.3 billion USD (accounting for approximately 16% of total investment capital), production and distribution of electricity, water and gas with 21.2 billion USD (making up 6.6% of total investment capital).

- By investors: There were 126 countries and territories having valid investment projects in Vietnam. Korea ranked first with a total registered capital of 59.2 billion USD (accounting for 18.4% of total investment capital). Japan ranked second with 50.5 billion USD (capturing 15.7% of total investment capital), followed successively by Singapore and Taiwan, British Virgin Islands, Hong Kong.

- By investment area: FDI has been present in all 63 provinces and cities of the country, in which Ho Chi Minh City continued to rank first in FDI attraction with 44.8 billion USD (making up 13.9% of the total investment capital), followed by Binh Duong with 30.7 billion USD (accounting for 9.6% of total investment capital), Hanoi with 27.79 billion USD (capturing 8.7% of total investment capital).

2. FDI attraction in the first four months of 2018

2.1 Performance

Realized capital

As of April 20th, 2018, foreign direct investment projects were estimated to disburse 5.1 billion USD, up 6.3% as compared to the same period in 2017.

Export and import

Export: Export of foreign investment sector (including crude oil) was 53.48 billion USD, up 18.9% as compared to the same period in 2017 and accounting for 72.5% of export turnover. Export excluding crude oil was 52.81 billion USD, up 20.3% as compared to the same period in 2017 and accounting for 71.6% of total export turnover.

Import: Import of FDI sector was 42.31 billion USD, up 9.3% as compared to the same period in 2017 and capturing nearly 60.1% of import turnover. Generally, the trade surplus of FDI sector was 11.17 billion USD including crude oil and 10.5 billion USD excluding crude oil.

2.2 Granting of investment certificate

As of April 20th, 2018, the whole country had 883 new projects granted investment certificate with a total registered capital of 3.55 billion USD, equaling 76.1% as compared to the same period last year and 303 times of projects registered to adjusted capital with total additionally registered capital of 2.24 billion USD, equaling 51.5% as compared to the same period in 2017. The newly and additionally registered investment capital in the first four months of 2018 decreased as compared to same period in 2017 because, in the first quarter of 2017, Vietnam Samsung Display registered to increase investment capital with additional capital of 2.5 billion USD and The Block B of O Mon gas pipeline project in Kien Giang was newly granted with an investment capital of 1.27 billion USD

In the first four months of 2018, the whole country had 1,863 times of capital contribution and share purchase by foreign investors with a total value of the capital contribution of 2.26 billion USD, up 67 % as compared to same period of 2017. This includes 1,078 times of capital contribution and share purchase that increased enterprise chartered capital with the value of the capital contribution of 1.56 billion USD and 776 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 703.5 million USD.

Generally in the first four months of 2018, total newly and additionally registered capital and capital contributed and shares purchased by foreign investors was 8.06 billion USD, equaling 76.1 % of the same period of 2017.

By investment field

In the first four months of 2018, 17 fields were invested by foreign investors, in which, processing and manufacturing industry attracted much attention from foreign investors with the total capital of 4.52 billion USD, accounting for 51.6 % of the total registered investment capital in the first four months of 2018. Real estate business ranked second with total investment capital of 807.5 million USD, accounting for 10 % of total registered investment capital. Wholesale and retail field ranked third with total registered investment capital of 779 million USD, capturing 9.7 % of total registered investment capital...

By investors

In the first four months of 2018, there were 82 countries and territories having investment projects in Vietnam. South Korea ranked first with total investment capital of 2.32 billion USD, making up 28.7 % of total registered investment capital into Vietnam; Japan ranked second with total registered investment capital of approximately 1.29 billion USD, accounting for 16 % of total investment capital into Vietnam; Singapore ranked third with a total registered investment capital of 808 million USD, capturing 10 % of total investment capital into Vietnam …

By investment area

In the first four months of 2018, 53 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 1.92 billion USD, capturing 23.8 % of total investment capital into Vietnam. Hai Phong ranked second with a total registered capital of 1.03 billion USD, accounting for 12.8% of total investment capital into Vietnam. Hanoi ranked third with a total registered capital of 746 million USD, accounting for 9.25% of total investment capital into Vietnam …

Some large projects granted investment certificate in January 2018 are:

- LG Innotek Hai Phong factory project (invested by Korea), licensed on September 1st, 2016 with the objective of manufacturing camera module, adjusted to increase investment capital by 501 million USD.

- Regina Miracle International Vietnam Co. project (invested by China), licensed on March 20th, 2014 with the purpose of producing sports shoes and clothes in Hai Phong, adjusted to increase investment capital by 260 million USD.

- Vietnam Nidec Shimpo Project (invested by Japan), with total investment capital of 200 million USD with the purpose of developing, manufacturing and trading the small speed reducer with high accuracy in Hanoi.

- Vietnam Nidec Techno Motor Project (invested by Japan), with total investment capital of 200 million USD with the purpose of developing, manufacturing and trading electric brushless DC motor in Hanoi.

- 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.

II. Vietnam's investment abroad

In the first four months of 2018, the whole country had 34 projects granted certificates of investment registration abroad with a total investment capital of 129 million USD from Vietnam. There were 11 times of projects adjusted capital with a total additional investment capital of 24.64 million USD from Vietnam. Generally in the first four months of 2018, the total newly and additionally investment capital abroad from Vietnam was 153.6 million USD.

In the first four 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 68.3% of total investment capital, processing and manufacturing industries ranked second and accounting for 13.2% of total investment capital; wholesale and retail sector had 15 projects, with the total investment capital from Vietnam of 12.86 million USD, accounting for 8.4% of total investment capital.

In the first four months of 2018, there were 19 countries, territories received investments from Vietnam, led by Lao with 80.12 million USD, accounting for 52.2% of total investment capital; followed by Cambodia, Cuba with total investment capital from Vietnam of 25.9 million USD and 19.9 million USD, respectively./.


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