In The First Half of 2020, Foreign Investment in Vietnam Reached 15.67 Billion USD

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In the first half of 2020, foreign investment in Vietnam reached 15.67 billion USD

Influenced by the Covid-19 pandemic, foreign investment in Vietnam continued a downward trend, reaching 15.67 billion USD in the first 6 months of 2020. However, the situation is gradually improving.

According to data from the Foreign Investment Agency (Ministry of Planning and Investment), as of June 2020, the total newly registered capital, adjusted and contributed capital to purchase shares of foreign investors reached 15.67 billion USD, equal 84.9% over the same period in 2019.

As such, the Covid-19 pandemic has continued to affect the flow of foreign investment into Vietnam.

Of the total nearly 16 billion USD of registered foreign investment in Vietnam in the first half of the year, 8.44 billion USD came from 1,418 newly registered projects, increase by 13.8% over the same period.

Besides, there were 526 turns of project registered to adjust investment capital, with the total additional registered capital of over 3.7 billion USD, increase by 26.8% over the same period.

Specifically, in June 2020, the whole country attracted 1.79 billion USD of newly registered capital, adjusted and contributed capital, bought shares of foreign investors, increase by 3.1% over the same period in 2019, an increase of 14.9% compared to May 2020 and accounted for 11.4% of total investment capital attracted in the first 6 months.

Some notable projects that have been granted investment certificates in the past 6 months are Bac Lieu LNG Plant Project – 4 billion USD; Southern Vietnam Petrochemical Complex Project (Thailand), adjusted to increase capital by 1,386 billion USD; Radian Jinyu Tire Manufacturing Factory (Vietnam) – 300 million USD…

Particularly in June 2020, a number of large projects were granted investment certificates. Of which, there are: Knitting Factory Project at Texhong Hai Ha Industrial Park – 214 million USD; USI’s factory in Vietnam (China) – 200 million USD…

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