FDI into Vietnam Has Reached over 33 Billion USD

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Over the past 11 months of 2017, total foreign investment in Vietnam has reached over 33 billion USD. It continues to show a positive signal that foreign investors choose to set up business in Vietnam more and more.

According to data of the Foreign Investment Agency (Ministry of Planning and Investment), from the beginning of the year to November 20th 2017, the total capital includes newly registered, increased, contributed capital, purchased shares is 33.09 billion USD, increase by 82.8% over the same period in 2016.

Of these, 2,293 new projects were granted investment certificates, with total registered capital of 19.8 billion USD, increase by 52% over the same period in 2016. Moreover, there are 1,100 turns of projects registered to adjust investment capital with total registered capital increase of approximately 8 billion USD, increase by 57.6% over the same period in 2016.

In addition, there are 4,535 capital contribution and shares purchase turns of foreign investors, with a total capital contribution of 5.29 billion USD, increase by 57.6% over the same period of 2016.

Along with the rapidly increase in registered capital, foreign direct investment disbursement also achieved positive results. The figure after 11 months is16 billion USD, increase by 11.9% over the same period in 2016.

Data from the Foreign Investment Agency also showed that in terms of the investment field, foreign investors have invested in 19 sectors. In which the processing and manufacturing industry is attracting much attention of foreign investors with total capital of 14.95 billion USD, accounting for 45.2% of total registered capital.

Electricity production and distribution sector ranked second with total investment of 8.37 billion USD, accounting for 25.3% of total registered capital. The third was the real estate business sector with total registered capital of 2.5 billion USD, accounting for 7.6% of total registered capital.

Regarding investment partners, there are 112 countries and territories have investment projects in Vietnam, of which Japan ranks first with total investment capital of 8.94 billion USD, accounting for 27% of total investment capital. Korea ranked second with total registered capital of 8.18 billion USD, accounting for 24.7% of total investment capital. Singapore ranked third with total registered capital of 4.69 billion USD, accounting for 14.2% of total investment capital.

In terms of the investment area, foreign investors have invested in 59 provinces and cities, in which Ho Chi Minh City is the locality attracting the most foreign investment capital with the total registered capital of 5.68 billion USD, accounting for 17.2% of total investment capital.

Bac Ninh ranked second with total registered capital of 3.28 billion USD, accounting for 9.9% of total investment capital. Thanh Hoa ranked third with total registered capital of 3.16 billion USD, accounting for 9.5% of total investment capital.

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