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Date 28/08/2018-15:24:00 PM
Brief on foreign direct investment of the first eight months of 2018

I. Foreign investment in Vietnam

1. FDI accumulation until August 2018

Accumulated to August 20th, 2018, the whole country has 26,438 valid projects with a total registered capital of 333.83 billion USD. The accumulated realized capital of foreign direct investment projects was estimated at 183.62 billion USD, equaling 55% 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 sector accounted for the highest proportion with 190.56 billion USD, making up 57% of total investment capital, followed by real estate business with 56.8 billion USD (accounting for 17% of total investment capital), production and distribution of electricity, gas and water with 22.79 billion USD (making up 6.8% of total investment capital).

- By investors: There were 129 countries and territories having valid investment projects in Vietnam. Korea ranked first with a total registered capital of 61.08 billion USD (accounting for 18.3% of total investment capital). Japan ranked second with 55.84 billion USD (capturing 16.7% 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 45.3 billion USD (making up 13.6% of the total investment capital), followed by Hanoi with nearly 33 billion USD (accounting for 9.9% of total investment capital), Binh Duong with 30.76 billion USD (capturing 8.9% of total investment capital).

2. FDI attraction in the first eight months of 2018

2.1 Performance

Realized capital:

As of August 20th, 2018, foreign direct investment projects were estimated to disburse 11.25 billion USD, up 9.2% as compared to the same period in 2017.

Export and import:

Export: Export of foreign investment sector (including crude oil) was 110.3 billion USD, up 13.4% as compared to the same period in 2017 and accounting for 70.9% of export turnover. Export excluding crude oil was 108.79 billion USD, up 14.2% as compared to the same period in 2017 and accounting for 70% of total export turnover.

Import: Import of the FDI sector was 90.8 billion USD, up 11.4% as compared to the same period in 2017 and capturing nearly 59.4% of import turnover. Generally, the trade surplus of the FDI sector was 19.5 billion USD including crude oil and 17.9 billion USD excluding crude oil.

2.2 Granting of investment certificate

As of August 20th, 2018, the whole country had 1,918 new projects granted investment certificate with total newly registered capital of 13.48 billion USD, up 0.2% as compared to the same period last year and 736 times of projects registered to adjust capital with total additionally registered capital of 5.58 billion USD, equaling 87.2% as compared to the same period in 2017. Also in the first eight months of 2018, the whole country had 4,551 times of capital contribution and share purchase by foreign investors with a total value of the capital contribution of nearly 5.28 billion USD, up 50.9% as compared to same period of 2017.

Generally in the first eight months of 2018, total newly and additionally registered capital and capital contributed and shares purchased by foreign investors was 24.35 billion USD, up 4.2% as compared to the same period of 2017.

By investment field:

In the first eight months of 2018, 17 fields were invested by foreign investors, in which, processing and manufacturing sector attracted much attention from foreign investors with the total capital of 10.72 billion USD, accounting for 44% of the total registered investment capital. Real estate business ranked second with total investment capital of 5.9 billion USD, accounting for 24.2% of total registered investment capital. Wholesale and retail field ranked third with total registered investment capital of 1.87 billion USD, capturing 7.6% of total registered investment capital...

By investors

In the first eight months of 2018, there were 97 countries and territories having investment projects in Vietnam. Japan ranked first with total investment capital of 7 billion USD, making up 28.8% of total investment capital; South Korea ranked second with total registered investment capital of 5.16 billion USD, accounting for 21.2% of total investment capital into Vietnam; Singapore ranked third with a total registered investment capital of 3.47 billion USD, capturing 14% of total investment capital…

By investment area

In the first eight months of 2018, 59 provinces and cities were invested by foreign investors, in which Hanoi attracted the most of FDI with a total registered capital of 5.93 billion USD, capturing 24.4% of total investment capital. Ho Chi Minh City ranked second with a total registered capital of 4.42 billion USD, accounting for 18.2% of total investment capital. Ba Ria – Vung Tau ranked third with a total registered capital of 2.17 billion USD, accounting for 8.9% of total investment capital…

Some large projects granted investment certificate in the first eight months of 2018 are:

- Smart city projects in Hai Boi, Vinh Ngoc commune, Dong Anh district, Hanoi, with total investment capital of 4.138 billion USD, invested by Sumitomo Corporation (Japan), with the goal of building a smart city with synchronous technical infrastructure and social infrastructure…

- Polypropylene (PP) manufacturing plant and liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) warehouse project in Vietnam, licensed on May 30th, 2018 with a total registered investment capital of 1.201 billion USD, invested by South Korea’s Hyosung Corporation in Ba Ria – Vung Tau.

- Laguna (Vietnam) Company Limited project, licensed on March 7th, 2007, invested by Singaporean investors in Thua Thien - Hue, adjusted to increase investment capital by 1.12 billion USD on May 25th, 2018.

- 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 in February 23th, 2018.

II. Vietnam's investment abroad

In the first eight months of 2018, the whole country had 93 projects newly granted certificates of investment registration abroad with a total investment capital of 271.46 million USD from Vietnam; there were 22 times of projects adjusted capital with a total additional investment capital of 42 million USD from Vietnam. Generally, in the first eight months of 2018, the total newly and additionally registered investment capital abroad from Vietnam was 313.48 million USD.

In the first eight months of 2018, banking and finance sector ranked first in Vietnam’s investment capital abroad with the total newly and additionally registered capital of 105.77 million USD, accounting for 33.7% of total investment capital, agriculture, forestry, fisheries ranked second with 63.84 million USD and accounting for 20.3% of total investment capital; processing and manufacturing industries ranked third with 45.87 million USD, accounting for 14.6% of total investment capital. The rest are projects belong to others fields.

In the first eight months of 2018, there were 29 countries and territories received investments from Vietnam, led by Lao with 95.19 million USD, accounting for 30.4% of total investment capital. Australia ranked second with 37.7 million USD, accounting for 12% of total investment capital. With a project with an investment capital of 35.93 million USD from Vietnam, Slovakia ranked third and capturing 11.4% of total investment capital, followed by Cambodia, Cuba, Myanmar./.


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