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Date 06/03/2019-16:45:00 PM
Brief on foreign direct investment of the first two months of 2019

I. Foreign investment in Vietnam

1. FDI attraction in the first two months of 2019

1.1 Performance

Realized capital:

In the first two months of 2019, foreign direct investment projects were estimated to disburse 2.58 billion USD, up 9.8% as compared to the same period in 2018. This is the highest increase of the first two months over the last 3 years in both value and growth speed.

Export and import:

Export: Export of foreign investment sector (including crude oil) was 25.95 billion USD, up 3.7% over the same period in 2018 and accounting for 70.7% of export turnover. Export excluding crude oil was 25.31 billion USD, up 3.2% as compared to the same period in 2018 and accounting for 69% of export turnover.

Import: Import of the FDI sector was 21.47 billion USD, up 5.1% as compared to the same period in 2018 and capturing 58.4% of import turnover. Generally, in the first two months of 2019, the trade deficit of the whole country was 84 million USD, the trade surplus of the FDI sector was 4.48 billion USD including crude oil and 3.84 billion USD excluding crude oil.

1.2 Granting of investment certificate

As of February 20th, 2019, the total newly and additionally registered capital and capital contributed and shares purchased by foreign investors was 8.47 billion USD, increased 2.5 times as compared to the same period in 2018. Investment capital increase sharply in all 3 components which are newly granted, adjust capital and capital contribution and share purchase. In which:

Newly granted: As of February 20th, 2019, the whole country had 514 new projects granted investment certificate with a total newly registered capital of 2.44 billion USD, up 75.7% as compared to the same period in 2018;

Adjust capital: there were 176 times of projects registered to adjust capital with total additionally registered capital of 854.8 million USD, up 22.1% as compared to the same period in 2018.

Capital contribution and share purchase: Also in the first two months of 2019, the whole country had 1.039 times of capital contribution and share purchase by foreign investors with a total value of the capital contribution of 5.17 billion USD, increased 4 times as compared to same period in 2018 and capturing 61% of the total registered capital.

By investment field:

In the first two months of 2019, 18 fields were invested by foreign investors, in which, mostly focus on the processing and manufacturing sector with the total capital of 6.93 billion USD, accounting for 81.8% of the total registered investment capital. Real estate business ranked second with total investment capital of 478 million USD, accounting for 5.6% of total registered investment capital. Professional, scientific and technological field ranked third with a total registered investment capital of 306.7 million USD, capturing 3.6% of total registered investment capital...

By investors

In the first two months of 2019, there were 66 countries and territories having investment projects in Vietnam. HongKong ranked first with total investment capital of 4.3 billion USD, making up 51% of total investment capital; Singapore ranked second with total registered investment capital of 979.1 million USD, accounting for 11.5% of total investment capital into Vietnam; South Korea ranked third with a total registered investment capital of 873 million USD, capturing 10.3% of total investment capital…

By investment area

In the first two months of 2019, 44 provinces and cities were invested by foreign investors, in which Hanoi attracted the most of FDI with a total registered capital of more than 4 billion USD, capturing 47.3% of total investment capital. Ho Chi Minh City ranked second with a total registered capital of more than 1 billion USD, accounting for 12% of total investment capital. Bac Ninh ranked third with a total registered capital of 541.7 million USD, accounting for 6.3% of total investment capital…

Some large projects granted investment certificate in the first two months of 2019 are:

- Capital contributed and share purchase project of Beerco Limited (HongKong) into Vietnam Beverage Limited Company, with the total value of the capital contribution of 3.85 billion USD, with the main goal of producing beer and malt for brewing beer in Hanoi.

- Manufacturing electronic equipment, network equipment, and multimedia audio products factory project, with the total registered capital of 260 million USD, invested by Goertek (HongKong) co., Limited in Bac Ninh.

- Vietnam’s Advance Tire co., Limited project, with the total registered capital of 214.4 million USD, invested by Guizhou Advance Type Investment co., Ltd (China) with the objective of producing and consuming tires, rubber, and related products in Tien Giang.

- Marubeni instant coffee factory project in Vietnam, with the total registered capital of 115 million USD, invested by Marubeni Corporation (Japan) in Ba Ria – Vung Tau with the objective of producing instant coffee and coffee products extracted from raw coffee beans in the form of processing in the industrial zone.

- New Wing Headset and connecting wire production factory project of New Wing Interconnect Technology Co., Ltd. (Bac Giang) adjusted to increase investment capital by 110 million USD.

- Investment, construction, business, infrastructure development projects of industrial, commercial and service zones of Vsip Bac Ninh II, with total investment capital of nearly 104 million USD, invested by Singapore with the objective of building and trading industrial park infrastructure.

2. FDI accumulation until February 2019

Accumulated to February 20th, 2019, the whole country has 27.900 valid projects with a total registered capital of 344.9 billion USD. The accumulated realized capital of foreign direct investment projects was estimated at nearly 194 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 nearly 200 billion USD, making up 57.9% of total investment capital, followed by real estate business with 58 billion USD (accounting for nearly 16.8% of total investment capital), production and distribution of electricity, gas and water with 23 billion USD (making up 6.6% 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 63.7 billion USD (accounting for 18.4% of total investment capital). Japan ranked second with 56.7 billion USD (capturing 16.4% 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% of the total investment capital), followed by Hanoi with 33.2 billion USD (accounting for 9.6% of total investment capital), Binh Duong with 32.1 billion USD (capturing 9.3% of total investment capital).

II. Vietnam's investment abroad

In the first 2 months of 2019, the total newly granted and additional investment capital abroad from Vietnam was 6.25 million USD. In which:

Newly granted: As of February 20th, 2019, the whole country had 5 projects newly granted certificates of investment registration abroad with a total investment capital of 6 million USD from Vietnam. In which, there were 3 projects in the fields of wholesale and retail with a total investment capital of 5.6 million USD from Vietnam, accounting for 89.5% of total investment capital. The other 2 projects belong to the fields of professional, scientific and technological activities, informatics and communications. The countries received investments from Vietnam in the first two months of 2019 were the United State of America, Singapore, Finland, Japan.

Adjust capital: Also in the first two months of 2019, there was 01 project adjusted capital with a total additional investment capital of 200 thousand USD from Vietnam./.


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