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Date 02/04/2019-15:49:00 PM
Brief on foreign direct investment of the first quarter of 2019

I. Foreign investment in Vietnam

1. FDI attraction in the first quarter of 2019

1.1 Performance

Realized capital:

In the first quarter of 2019, foreign direct investment projects were estimated to disburse 4.12 billion USD, up 6.2% as compared to the same period in 2018.

Export and import:

Export: Export of foreign investment sector (including crude oil) was 41.45 billion USD, up 2.7% over the same period in 2018 and accounting for 70.8% of export turnover. Export excluding crude oil was 40.95 billion USD, up 2.8% as compared to the same period in 2018 and accounting for 70% of export turnover. In the first quarter of 2019, the export of foreign investment sector increase in value but decreased in growth rate as compared to the same period in 2018 (in the first quarter of 2018, exports including crude oil increased 22.8%; exports excluding crude oil increased 24.2%).

Import: Import of the FDI sector gained 33.88 billion USD, up 6% as compared to the same period in 2018 and capturing 58.4% of import turnover. Generally, in the first quarter of 2019, the trade surplus of the FDI sector was 7.57 billion USD including crude oil and 7.06 billion USD excluding crude oil.

1.2 Granting of investment certificate

As of March 20th, 2019, the total newly and additionally registered capital and capital contributed and shares purchased by foreign investors was 10.8 billion USD, increased 86.2% as compared to the same period in 2018. Achieved a record of the value of registered investment capital for the first quarter in the last 3 years (in 2016 reached 4.03 billion USD, in 2017 it was 7.71 billion USD and in 2018 reached 5.8 billion USD). In addition to the decrease in capital adjustment as compared to the same period, investment capital still increased sharply in new project registration and share purchase. In which:

New project registration: As of March 20th, 2019, the whole country had 785 new projects granted investment certificate with a total newly registered capital of 3.82 billion USD, up 80.1% as compared to the same period in 2018;

Capital adjustment: There were 279 times of projects registered to adjust capital with total additionally registered capital of nearly 1.3 billion USD, equaling to 72.5% as compared to the same period in 2018. Capital adjustment decreased because in the first quarter of this year, although the times of projects adjusted to increase capital increased sharply (40.2%), the scale of capital adjustment was small, with an average of 4.65 million USD / time of adjustment, much smaller than the scale of capital adjustment in the same period in 2018 (8.99 million USD / time of adjustment). The times of projects with large capital adjustment in the first quarter of 2019 is also very small, only one time of projects adjusted to increase with large capital (110 million USD). In the first quarter of 2018, there were 5 cases of investment capital increased by 100-500 million USD, accounting for 55% of the total increased investment capital for the whole quarter.

Capital contribution and share purchase: Also in the first quarter of 2019, the whole country had 1.653 times of capital contribution and share purchase by foreign investors with a total value of the capital contribution of 5.68 billion USD, increased 3 times as compared to same period in 2018 and capturing 52.6% of the total registered capital.

By investment field:

In the quarter of 2019, 18 fields were invested by foreign investors, in which, mostly focus on the processing and manufacturing sector with the total capital of 8.4 billion USD, accounting for 77.7% of the total registered investment capital. Real estate business ranked second with total investment capital of 778.2 million USD, accounting for 7.2% of total registered investment capital. Professional, scientific and technological field ranked third with a total registered investment capital of 383.2 million USD, capturing 3.5% of total registered investment capital...

By investors

In the first quarter of 2019, there were 744 countries and territories having investment projects in Vietnam. HongKong ranked first with total investment capital of 4.4 billion USD, making up 40.7% of total investment capital; Singapore ranked second with total investment capital of 1.46 billion USD, accounting for 13.5% of total investment capital into Vietnam; South Korea ranked third with a total registered investment capital of 1.3 billion USD, capturing 12.2% of total investment capital China and Japan ranked fourth and fifth respectively with a total registered capital of 1 billion USD and 700 million USD.

By investment area

In the first quarter of 2019, 49 provinces and cities were invested by foreign investors, in which Hanoi attracted the most of FDI with a total registered capital of more than 4.15 billion USD, capturing 38.4% of total investment capital. Ho Chi Minh City ranked second with a total registered capital of more than 1.57 billion USD, accounting for 14.5% of total investment capital. Bac Duong ranked third with a total registered capital of 625.6 million USD, accounting for 5.8% of total investment capital…

Some large projects in the first quarter of 2019 are:

- Capital contribution and share purchase project of Beerco Limited (HongKong) in 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.

- Electronic equipment, network equipment, and multimedia audio products manufacturing 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.

- Vinhtex project with the total registered investment capital of 200 million USD, invested by Royal Pagoda Private Limited (Singapore) with the goal of producing fabric and dyeing knitting fabric in Nghe An.

- The Sunshine Aerospace Components Factory Project with a total registered investment capital of 170 million USD, invested by Universal Alloy Corporation Asia Pte., Ltd. (Singapore) with the goal of building manufacturing, processing and assembling aerospace parts and components with aluminum and composite alloys in Da Nang.

- The complex building project - Golden Hill Investment Joint Stock Company (BritishVirginIslands) with a total registered investment capital of 147.5 million USD with the goal of building high-rise housing for sale to organizations and individuals with housing demand in Ho Chi Minh City.

2. FDI accumulation until March 2019

Accumulated to March 20th, 2019, the whole country has 28.125 valid projects with a total registered capital of 346.5 billion USD. The accumulated realized capital of foreign direct investment projects was estimated at 195.6 billion USD, equaling 56.4% 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 201.2 billion USD, making up 58% of total investment capital, followed by real estate business with 58.2 billion USD (accounting for 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: In March 2019, Djibouti - a country in East Africa had a new investment project in Vietnam, bringing the total number of countries and territories with valid investment projects in Vietnam to 131, in which, Korea ranked first with a total registered capital of 64 billion USD (accounting for 18.4% of total investment capital). Japan ranked second with 56.8 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 45.2 billion USD (making up 13.1% of the total investment capital), followed by Hanoi with 33.1 billion USD (accounting for 9.6% of total investment capital), Binh Duong with 32.3 billion USD (capturing 9.3% of total investment capital).

II. Vietnam's investment abroad

In the first quarter of 2019, the total newly and additionally registered investment capital abroad from Vietnam was 120 million USD. In which there were 24 projects newly granted certificates of investment registration abroad with a total investment capital of 80.4 million USD from Vietnam. There were 8 projects adjusted to increase investment capital with the additional investment capital from Vietnam of 39.6 million USD.

By investment field: The fields of professional, scientific and technological activities ranked first in Vietnam’s investment capital aboard with the total newly and additionally registered capital of 67.8 million USD, accounting for 56.5% of total investment capital; banking ranked second with 36 million USD and accounting for 30% of total investment capital; wholesale and retail ranked third with 10.7 million USD, accounting for 8.9% of total investment capital. The other projects belong to others field.

By investment area: In the first quarter of 2019, there were 18 countries and territories received investments from Vietnam. With a large-scale project of 59.8 million USD, Spain is leading in receiving Vietnam's investment abroad, accounting for 49.9% of the total investment capital. Cambodia ranked second with the total newly and additionally capital of 37.9 million USD, accounting for 31.5% of total investment capital. American ranked third with a total investment capital of nearly 11 million USD, capturing 9.2% of total investment capital, followed by China, Malta, Australia./.


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