Hanoi Department of Planning and Investment has just informed that foreign investment attraction in Hanoi in January 2020 reached over 141 million USD, including 68 newly licensed projects, registered capital of 30.2 million USD.
The total number of enterprises in Hanoi city now is 281,228 enterprises. The number of operating enterprises was 1,393 (down 12% over the same period).
Also, in January, trade activities were assessed to develop well, ensuring goods circulation to serve consumer demand during the Lunar New Year. Total turnover of goods sold and sales of social consumer services was estimated at 256,000 billion VND, up 2.1% over the previous month and up 11.4% over the same period in 2019.
Export turnover of goods in the province in January 2020 was estimated at 1,041 million USD, down 20.2% over the previous month and down 17.4% over the same period last year. In particular, export turnover of agricultural products decreased by 31.5% compared to the same period last year; textiles and garments decreased by 28.9%; footwear and leather products increased by 14.8%; computers, electronics and components decreased by 24.7%; machinery, equipment and spare parts decreased by 29.5%; phones and components decreased by 33.3%…
The industrial production index in January 2020 is estimated to decrease by 24.9% over the previous month and by 14.2% over the same period in 2019, mainly because January of this year coincides with the Lunar New Year. Most major industries have falling production indexes.
Tourists travelling to Hanoi in January 2020 reached 2.38 million arrivals, down 3.5% compared to the same period last year. In which, international visitors reached 481,800 arrivals, down 9% compared to the same period last year (international tourist arrivals to stay reached 339,676 visitors, down 8.4% over the same period); domestic tourists reached 1.74 million, decreasing by 2% over the same period. Total revenue from tourists is estimated at 8,693 billion VND, up 7.2% over the same period last year.
Particularly for 9 days of Lunar New Year, international tourists staying in Hanoi reached 86,844 visitors, down 13% compared to the same period last year. In particular, Chinese tourists decreased by 47% with 13,975 visitors.