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Date 31/05/2019-08:59:00 AM
Brief on foreign direct investment of the first five months of 2019

I. Foreign investment in Vietnam

1. FDI attraction in the first 5 months of 2019

1.1 Performance

Realized capital:

In the first 5 months of 2019, foreign direct investment projects were estimated to disburse 7.3 billion USD, up 7.8% as compared to the same period in 2018.

Export and import:

Export: Export of foreign investment sector (including crude oil) was 70.4 billion USD, up 4.7% over the same period in 2018 and accounting for 69.9% of export turnover. Export excluding crude oil was 69.5 billion USD, up 4.7% as compared to the same period in 2018 and accounting for 69% of export turnover. In the first 5 months of 2019, the export of the foreign investment sector increased in value but decreased in growth rate as compared to the same period in 2018 (in the first 5 months of 2018, exports including crude oil increased 15%; export excluding crude oil increased 15.8%.

Import: Import of the FDI sector was 52.85 billion USD, up 6.6% as compared to the same period in 2018 and capturing 56.9% of import turnover.

Generally, in the first 5 months of 2019, the trade surplus of the FDI sector was 12.73 billion USD including crude oil and 11.85 billion USD excluding crude oil. Meanwhile, the trade deficit of the domestic economic sector was 13.28 billion USD. The trade surplus of the foreign investment sector cannot offset the trade deficit of the domestic economic sector. Therefore, the whole country saw a trade deficit of 548 million USD in the first 5 months of 2019.

1.2 Granting of investment certificate

As of May 20th, 2019, the total newly and additionally registered capital and capital contributed and shares purchased by foreign investors was 16.74 billion USD, increased 69.1% as compared to the same period in 2018. Achieved a record of the value of registered investment capital for the first 5 months in the last 4 years (in 2016 reached 10.1 billion USD, in 2017 reached 12.1 billion USD and in 2018 reached 9.9 billion USD). If in the first 4 months of 2019 the capital adjustment decreased as compared to the same period, in the first 5 months of 2019, investment capital increased in all 3 Components. In which:

Newly granted: As of May 20th, 2019, the whole country had 1.363 new projects granted investment certificate with a total newly registered capital of 6.46 billion USD, up 38.7% as compared to the same period in 2018.

Capital adjustment: There were 505 times of projects registered to adjust capital with total additionally registered capital of 2.63 billion USD, up 5.5% as compared to the same period in 2018.

Capital contribution and share purchase: Also in the first 5 months of 2019, the whole country had 3.160 times of capital contribution and share purchase by foreign investors with a total value of the capital contribution of 7.65 billion USD, increased 2.8 times as compared to the same period in 2018 and capturing 45.7% of the total registered capital. Excluding the capital contribution of 3.85 billion USD of Hong Kong investors, the total value of contributed capital still increased by 38.2% over the same period last year.

By investment field:

In the first 5 months of 2019, 19 fields were invested by foreign investors, in which, the investment mostly focused on the processing and manufacturing sector with the total capital of 12 billion USD, accounting for 71.8% of the total registered investment capital. Real estate business ranked second with total investment capital of 1.38 billion USD, accounting for 8.2% of total registered investment capital. Wholesale and retail field ranked third with a total registered investment capital of 864 million USD, capturing 5.2% of total registered investment capital...

By investors

In the first 5 months of 2019, there were 88 countries and territories having investment projects in Vietnam. HongKong ranked first with total investment capital of 5.08 billion USD (including 3.85 billion USD of shares purchase in Vietnam Beverage Co., Ltd. in Hanoi), making up 30.4% of total investment capital; Korea ranked second with total registered investment capital of 2.62 billion USD, accounting for 15.7% of total investment capital into Vietnam; Singapore ranked third with a total registered investment capital of 2.09 billion USD, capturing 12.5% of total investment capital. China and Japan ranked fourth and fifth successively with a total registered capital of 2.02 billion USD and 1.52 billion USD.

By investment area

In the first 5 months of 2019, 55 provinces and cities were invested by foreign investors, in which Hanoi attracted the most of FDI with a total registered capital of more than 4.79 billion USD, capturing 28.6% of total investment capital. Ho Chi Minh City ranked second with a total registered capital of 2.78 billion USD, accounting for 16.6% of total investment capital. Binh Duong ranked third with a total registered capital of more than 1.25 billion USD, accounting for 7.4% of total investment capital.

Some large projects inthe first 5 months 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.

- ACTR's all steel Radian tire manufacturing project with a total registered investment capital of 280 million USD, invested by Chinese investors in Tay Ninh with the goal of producing TBR all-steel tires.

- 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.

- Hoa Hoi solar power plant project in Phu Yen, with the total registered capital of 216.7 million USD, invested by Thai investors in Phu Yen with the goal of producing solar energy.

- 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.

- Meiko Electronics Vietnam Co., Ltd (Hong Kong) project with the aim of designing, assembling and manufacturing electronic components in Hanoi, adjusted to increase investment capital by USD 200 million

2. FDI accumulation until May 2019

Accumulated to May 20th, 2019, the whole country has 28.632 valid projects with a total registered capital of 350.5 billion USD. The accumulated realized capital of foreign direct investment projects was estimated at 198.7 billion USD, equaling 56.7% 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 204.2 billion USD, making up 58.3% of total investment capital, followed by real estate business with 58.3 billion USD (accounting for 16.6% of total investment capital), production and distribution of electricity, gas and water with 23.4 billion USD (making up 6.7% of total investment capital).

- By investors: There were 131 countries and territories having valid investment projects in Vietnam. Korea ranked first with a total registered capital of 64.8 billion USD (accounting for 18.5% of total investment capital). Japan ranked second with 57.4 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 45.5 billion USD (making up 13% of the total investment capital), followed by Hanoi with 33.4 billion USD (accounting for 9.5% of total investment capital), Binh Duong with 32.7 billion USD (capturing 9.3% of total investment capital).

II. Vietnam's investment abroad

In the first 5 months of 2019, the total newly and additionally registered investment capital abroad from Vietnam was 183 million USD. In which there were 55 projects newly granted certificates of investment registration abroad with a total investment capital of 98.3 million USD from Vietnam. There was 14 project adjusted capital with a total additional investment capital of 84.8 million USD from Vietnam.

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 81.9 million USD, accounting for 44.7% of total investment capital; banking ranked second with 37.1 million USD and accounting for 20.3% of total investment capital; information and communication ranked third with nearly 31 million USD, accounting for 16.9% of total investment capital. The other projects belong to others field.

By investment area:In the first 5 months of 2019, there were 25 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 32.7% of the total investment capital. America ranked second with the total newly and additionally registered capital of 44.3 million USD, accounting for 24.2% of total investment capital. Cambodia ranked third with a total investment capital of nearly 38 million USD, capturing 20.8% of total investment capital, followed by Malaysia, South Africa, Canada, etc./.


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