China takes lead in newly-registered capital in VN
17:01 | 24/04/2019

VGP – China ranked first in term of newly-registered capital in Viet Nam in the first four months of 2019 with US$1.3 billion, according to the Foreign Investment Agency under the Ministry of Planning and Investment. 

As of April 20, 2019, the total registered and additional capital, share purchase and contribution from foreign investors fetch US$14.59 billion, a year-on-year increase of 81%, setting a new record in investment capital over the past four years. 

As of April 20, 2019, the total registered and additional capital, share purchase and contribution from foreign investors fetched US$14.59 billion, a year-on-year increase of 81%, setting a new record in investment capital over the past four years. 

As many as 1,082 new projects were granted with investment certificates with the newly-registered capital of US$5.34 billion, up 50.4%. 395 projects were added with US$2.11 billion in capital, equal to 94% of the same period last year. 

Foreign investors spent US$5.68 billion for shares purchase and contribution in the first four months of 2019, three times higher than the same period in 2018 and making up 52.5% of the total registered capital. 

Viet Nam disbursed US$5.7 billion in Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) in four months, up 7.5%. 

Hong Kong (China) takes the lead among 80 nations and territories investing in Viet Nam over the recent first four months of 2019.

Foreign investors invested in 19 sectors, focusing on the processing and manufacturing industry (US$10.5 billion, accounting for nearly 72%). It was followed by real estate (US$1.1 billion, making up 7.5%) and retail sales (US$742.7 million, accounting for 5%). 

The exports of the FDI sector (including crude oil) reached US$55.42 billion, up 4% and accounting for 70.4% while the import value attained US$42.3 billion, up 9.3%. 

Realized capital hits US$197 bln

As of April 20, 2019, a total number of 28,398 FDI valid projects, worth US$349 billion were recorded in Viet Nam. The realized capital of FDI projects was estimated at US$197 billion, equal to 56.4% of the total capital of valid projects. 

The manufacturing and processing industry took the lead among 19 economic sectors in attracting FDI with nearly US$203 billion, accounting for 58.1%, followed by real estate with US$58.3 billion and electricity production and distribution with US$23.3 billion.

The Republic of Korea was the largest investor among 131 nations and territories investing in valid projects in Viet Nam with US$64.3 billion, making up 18.4%. Japan occupied the second position with US$57.3 billion, accounting for 16.4%.

Ho Chi Minh City ranked first among 63 cities and provinces in attracting the FDI with US$45.4 billion (making up 13%), followed by Ha Noi with US$33.1 billion and Binh Duong Province with US$32.5 billion.     

By Thuy Dung



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