The statistics on foreign investment capital attraction recently published by the Foreign Investment Department of the Ministry of Planning and Investment show that in 9 months of 2019, the total of the newly-registered capital, the adjusted capital, and the share purchasing contribution of foreign investor is 26.16 billion USD, up 3.1% over the same period in 2018.
In which, the whole country has 2,759 projects granted investment certificates, up 26.4% over the same period last year. The total newly-registered capital is 10.97 billion USD, equalling 77.7% of last year's figure. This decrease in the amount of newly-registered capital is because of the decrease in the scales of the projects, as there was no new investment project with the capital of more than 300 million USD in 9 months in 2019.
There are 1,037 projects registering for investment capital adjustment, up 23.3% over the same period in 2018. The total capital registering for adjustment is nearly 4.78 billion USD, which equals to 86.4% of the figure from last year.
Also in the first 9 months of 2019, the country had 6,502 capital contributions and share purchasing of foreign investors, with a total value of the contributed capital of 10.4 billion USD, up 82.3% over the same period in 2018 and accounting for 39.8% of the total registered capital.
The implementation capital of the foreign direct investment projects reached 14.22 billion USD, up 7.3% over the same period in 2018.
In the first 9 months of 2019, there were 109 countries and territories having investment projects in Vietnam. Hong Kong leads with a total investment of 5.89 billion USD; South Korea ranked second with a total investment of 4.62 billion USD; Singapore ranked third with a total registered investment capital of 3.77 billion USD; Japan surpassed China and ranked fourth with a total registered capital of 3.067 billion USD.
Foreign investors have invested in 19 sectors, of which the investment is focused on processing and manufacturing with a total capital of 18.09 billion USD, accounting for 69.1% of the total registered investment capital.
The real estate business ranked second with a total investment capital of 2.77 billion USD, accounting for 10.6% of total registered investment capital. The wholesale and retail field ranked third with a total registered investment capital of nearly 1.4 billion USD, accounting for 5.4% of total registered investment capital.
Exports of the foreign-invested sector including crude oil reached 134.73 billion USD, up 5% over the same period in 2018 and accounting for 69.3% of export turnover. Export excluding crude oil was 133.21 billion USD, up 5.1% as compared to the same period in 2018 and accounting for 68.6% of export turnover.
Imports of the foreign-invested sector reached 109.45 billion USD, up 5.5% as compared to the same period in 2018 and accounting for 58.1% of import turnover.
Generally in the first 9 months of 2019, the FDI sector had a trade surplus of US $ 25.28 billion including crude oil and a trade surplus of US $ 23.76 billion excluding crude oil.
Although the domestic economic sector had a trade deficit of US $ 19.4 billion, the foreign investment deficit made up for it. Therefore, the country had a trade surplus of US $ 5.87 billion in the first 9 months of 2019.