Processing and Manufacturing Industry Attracts Foreign Capital

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Although the amount of registered and disbursed FDI capital was lower than the same period in 2019 due to the influence of Covid-19, the reduction has been significantly improved.

The latest report of the Foreign Investment Department (Ministry of Planning and Investment) shows that, as of November 20th 2020, the total newly registered capital, adjusted and contributed capital to buy shares of foreign investors reached 26.43 billion USD, equaling 83.1% compared to the same period in 2019. The realized capital of foreign direct investment projects was estimated at 17.2 billion USD, equaling 97.6% compared to the same period in 2019.

Also according to the report, the processing and manufacturing industry is still the field attracting foreign capital, when there are 12.7 billion USD invested in this field, accounting for 48.2% of total registered investment capital. The field of electricity production and distribution ranked second with total investment capital of over 4.9 billion USD, accounting for 18.7% of total registered investment capital. Followed by the real estate business, wholesale and retail with a total registered capital of nearly 3.8 billion USD and 1.5 billion USD.

In terms of investment partners, Singapore is leading with a total investment of nearly 8.1 billion USD, accounting for 30.6% of total investment in Vietnam; Korea ranked second with a total investment of 3.7 billion USD, accounting for 14% of total investment capital. China ranked third, with a total registered investment capital of 2.4 billion USD, accounting for 9.1% of total investment capital. Followed by Japan, Taiwan, Thailand…

In terms of the number of new projects, Korea ranked first (573 projects); China ranked second (311 projects); Japan ranked third (251 projects); Hong Kong ranked fourth (164 projects)…

Commenting on the foreign investment situation, the Foreign Investment Department assessed that, due to the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic, production and business activities were affected, the implemented investment capital of foreign investment projects in 11 months, although decreasing compared to the same period in 2019, but the decrease rate has improved. Many FDI enterprises are gradually recovering, maintaining good production and business activities, creating momentum for faster growth in the last months of 2020.

Considering the strong decline in global investment due to the effects of the Covid-19 pandemic, this result is better than many other countries, demonstrating Vietnam’s attractiveness in the eyes of international investors.

The Foreign Investment Department forecasts that there are still many foreign investors who are interested, confident and want to invest in Vietnam. But due to the influence of Covid-19, the movement of investors, as well as new investment decisions and the expansion of the scale of foreign investment projects, continue to be affected.

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