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China, the FDI leader in Vietnam after 8 months of 2019

China, the FDI leader in Vietnam after 8 months of 2019

Friday 10, 01 2020
The situation of the total FDI in VIetnam and the investment of Vietnam in other countries

As of 20th August 2019, FDI had attracted 2,406 newly-licensed projects, increasing by 25.4% over the same period last year, with a total registered capital of 9,127.9 million USD, decreasing by 32.3% comparing to the same period last year. In addition, there were 908 projects registered for capital adjustment with an increase of 3,989.9 million USD, decreasing by 28.6% comparing to the same period last year. In general, the total of the newly-licensed and the adjusted capital in the first 8 months of the year was 13,117.8 million USD, decreasing by 31.2% comparing to the same period in 2018.
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Realized FDI capital in 8 months was estimated at 12 billion USD, up 6.3% over the same period last year. In 8 months, there were 5,235 times of capital contribution and share purchase by foreign investors with a total value of capital contribution of US $ 9.51 billion, an increase of 80% over the same period in 2018, including 872 times of capital contribution and shares purchasing increasing the chartered capital of the enterprise with the value of contributed capital of US $ 5.9 billion and 4,363 foreign investors bought domestic shares without increasing the charter capital with the value of 3.61 billion.

1. Most FDI-attractive industries

The most FDI attractive industry in the first 8 months of 2019 is the processing and manufacturing industry with a registered capital of newly-licensed projects of 6,807.1 million USD, accounting for 74.6% of the total newly-registered capital; real estate business reached 852.3 million USD, accounting for 9.3%; the remaining sectors reached 1,468.5 million USD, accounting for 16.1%. 
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If including the additional registered capital of the licensed projects from the previous years, the foreign direct investment in the manufacturing and processing industry in 8 months reached US $ 10,348.3 million, accounting for 78.9% of registered capital; real estate business reached 729 million USD, accounting for 5.6%; the remaining industries reached USD 2,040.5 million, accounting for 15.5%
For capital contribution, share purchase of foreign investors, capital invested in processing and manufacturing industry reached USD 5,392 million, accounting for 56.7% of the total value of capital contribution; for real estate business it reached 1,582.8 million USD, accounting for 16.6%; for the remaining industries it reached 2,535.2 million USD, accounting for 26.7%.

2. Major investors

Out of 68 countries and regions with newly-licensed investment projects in Vietnam in 8 months, China was the biggest with 1,876.2 million USD, accounting for 20.6% of the total newly-registered capital; followed by Korea with 1,721.4 million USD, accounting for 18.9%. Japan had a figure of 1,184.5 million USD, accounting for 13%; Hong Kong Special Administrative Region had a figure of 1,109.6 million USD, accounting for 12.2%; the figure of Singapore was 1,034.4 million USD, accounting for 11.3%; and the remaining nations had a total figure of 2,190.7 million USD, accounting for 24%. 
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3. Vietnam investment in other countries

Regarding Vietnam investment in other countries, 102 projects were granted new investment certificates with a total capital of 339.5 million USD from Vietnam; 23 projects adjusted capital with the additional capital of 99.5 million USD.
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Generally, Vietnam's total investment abroad (newly and additionally granted capital) in 8 months of 2019 reached US $ 439 million, of which wholesale and retail; repair of automobiles, motors, motorbikes and other motor vehicles reached 96.7 million USD, accounting for 22% of total investment capital; agriculture, forestry and fishery reached 88.6 million USD, accounting for 20.2%; professional activities, science and technology reached 83.4 million USD, accounting for 19%; real estate business reached USD 72 million, accounting for 16.4%.
Within 8 months, there were 30 countries and territories receiving investment from Vietnam, of which Australia was the leading country with 178.9 million USD, accounting for 40.7% of total investment capital; Spain 59.8 million, accounting for 13.6%; US 49.3 million, accounting for 11.2%; Cambodia 38.5 million USD, accounting for 8.8%; Singapore 35.6 million, accounting for 8.1%.

>>> Read more: America-China Trade War: Impacts on Vietnam

Information gathered from The General Department of Statistics
Compiled by Kit - Vietnam Credit

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