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Date 26/12/2018-10:34:00 AM
Brief on foreign direct investment of 2018

I. Foreign investment in Vietnam

1. FDI attraction in 2018

1.1 Performance

Realized capital:

In 2018, foreign direct investment projects were estimated to disburse 19.1 billion USD, up 9.1 as compared to the same period in 2017.

Export and import:

Export:Export of foreign investment sector (including crude oil) was 175.5 billion USD, up 12.9% as compared to the same period in 2017 and accounting for nearly 71.7% of export turnover. Export excluding crude oil was 173.2 billion USD, up 13.6% as compared to the same period in 2017 and accounting for 70.7% of export turnover.

Import:Import of the FDI sector was 142.7 billion USD, up 11.6% as compared to the same period in 2017 and capturing 60.1% of import turnover. Generally, the trade surplus of the FDI sector was 32.8 billion USD including crude oil and 30.5 billion USD excluding crude oil.

1.2 Granting of investment certificate

As of December 20th, 2018, the whole country had 3.046 new projects granted investment certificate with total newly registered capital of nearly 18 billion USD, equaling 84.5% as compared to the same period in 2017 and 1.169 times of projects registered to adjust capital with total additionally registered capital of 7.59 billion USD, equaling 90.3% as compared to the same period in 2017. Also in the first twelve months of 2018, the whole country had 6.496 times of capital contribution and share purchase by foreign investors with a total value of the capital contribution of 9.89 billion USD, up 59.8% as compared to same period of 2017.

Generally, in 2018, the total newly and additionally registered capital and capital contributed and shares purchased by foreign investors was 35.46 billion USD, equaling 98.8% as compared to the same period in 2017.

By investment field:

In 2018, 18 fields were invested by foreign investors, in which, processing and manufacturing sector attracted much attention from foreign investors with the total capital of 16.58 billion USD, accounting for 46.7% of the total registered investment capital. Real estate business ranked second with total investment capital of 6.6 billion USD, accounting for 18.6% of total registered investment capital. Wholesale and retail field ranked third with total registered investment capital of 3.67 billion USD, capturing 10.3% of total registered investment capital...

By investors

In 2018, there were 112 countries and territories having investment projects in Vietnam. Japan ranked first with total investment capital of 8.59 billion USD, making up 24.2% of total investment capital; South Korea ranked second with total registered investment capital of 7.2 billion USD, accounting for 20.3% of total investment capital into Vietnam; Singapore ranked third with a total registered investment capital of 5 billion USD, capturing 14.2% of total investment capital…

By investment area

In 2018, 59 provinces and cities were invested by foreign investors, in which Hanoi attracted the most of FDI with a total registered capital of 7.5 billion USD, capturing 21.2% of total investment capital. Ho Chi Minh City ranked second with a total registered capital of 5.9 billion USD, accounting for 16.7% of total investment capital. Hai Phong ranked third with a total registered capital of 3.1 billion USD, accounting for 8.7% of total investment capital…

Some large projects granted investment certificate in 2018 are:

- Smart city projects in Hai Boi, licensed on July 14th, 2018 in 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.

- LG Display Hai Phong project (invested by Korea), licensed on April 4th, 2016 in Hai Phong adjusted to increase investment capital by 500 million USD on September 8th, 2018.

2. FDI accumulation until December 2018

Accumulated to December 20th, 2018, the whole country has 27.353 valid projects with a total registered capital of 340.1 billion USD. The accumulated realized capital of foreign direct investment projects was estimated at 191.4 billion USD, equaling 56.2% 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 sector accounted for the highest proportion with 195.3 billion USD, making up 57.4% of total investment capital, followed by real estate business with 57.9 billion USD (accounting for nearly 17% of total investment capital), production and distribution of electricity, gas and water with 23 billion USD (making up 6.7% of total investment capital).

- By investors:There were 130 countries and territories having valid investment projects in Vietnam. Korea ranked first with a total registered capital of 62.5 billion USD (accounting for 18.3% of total investment capital). Japan ranked second with 57 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 billion USD (making up 13.2% of the total investment capital), followed by Hanoi with nearly 33.1 billion USD (accounting for 9.7% of total investment capital), Binh Duong with 31.7 billion USD (capturing 9.3% of total investment capital).

II. Vietnam's investment abroad

In 2018, the whole country had 149 projects newly granted certificates of investment registration abroad with a total investment capital of 376.1 million USD from Vietnam; there were 35 times of projects adjusted capital with a total additional investment capital of 56 million USD from Vietnam. Generally, in the first twelve months of 2018, the total newly and additionally registered investment capital abroad from Vietnam was 432.1 million USD.

In 2018, the banking and finance sector ranked first in Vietnam’s investment capital abroad with the total newly and additionally registered capital of 105.7 million USD, accounting for 24.4% of total investment capital; wholesale and retail sector ranked second with 82.9 million USD and accounting for 19.1% of total investment capital; agriculture, forestry, fisheries ranked third with 52.3 million USD, accounting for 12.1% of total investment capital. The rest are projects belonging to other fields.

In 2018, there were 38 countries and territories received investments from Vietnam, led by Lao with 81.5 million USD, accounting for 18.8% of total investment capital. Australia ranked second with 55.5 million USD, accounting for 12.8% of total investment capital. American ranked third with an investment capital of 52.9 million USD, capturing 12.2% of total investment capital, followed by Cambodia, Slovakia, Cuba./.


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