The trend of foreign direct investment (FDI) in Vietnam continues to tremendously increase into key sectors such as industrial processing and manufacturing, business and real estate, wholesale and retail, through set up business in Vietnam.
Accordingly, the disbursed FDI inflows in June positively increased and exceeded the growth rate of last year. In June 2015, registered and new FDI is 1.19 billion dollars, bringing the total registered and new value to 5.49 billion dollars since the beginning of this year, equivalent to 80.2 % value of the same period in last year 2014.
In particular, FDI registered capital of 3.83 billion USD since the beginning of 2015 is equivalent to 79% FDI capital of the same period in 2014. Additional FDI capital was 1.65 billion in the first 6 months of 2015, equivalent to 83% FDI capital of the same period of 2014. The FDI project has disbursed a total of 6.3 billion, increase 9,6% value in the same period in 2014.
FDI in small-scale projects has a tendency to continue to play a leading role as the previous month. In June 2015, Vietnam has not had any large-scale projects yet. Meanwhile, small-scale projects including new and additional capital have increased. The number of new projects increased by 15% and the number of additional capital projects increased more than 28%.
Foreign investment in Vietnam in the past 6 months continuously focuses on key industries like processing industries, manufacturing, business and real estate, wholesale and retail.
Previous figures of Foreign Investment Agency (Ministry of Planning and Investment) stated that processing industries, manufacturing continues are the sector attracting the interest of foreign investors with 338 registered investment projects and 190 new projects increased capital, with total new and additional capital is 4.18 billion, which accounts for 76.2% of total registered capital. Real estate is second with 11 projects registered and 7 projects increased capital. The total investment of newly registered and additional capital is 465.5 million USD, accounting for 8.5% value of total capital investment. At third, the wholesale and retail sector with 119 new projects and 26 projects increased capital. The total investment of newly registered and additional capital is 276.5 million USD, accounting for 5% value of the total investment.
Compared with the same period of 2014 figures, it’s clearly that foreign capital invested in the retail sector is growing. In the first 6 months of 2014, FDI in retail sector figures stop at about 1.4% of total registered FDI capital in Vietnam. In the first 6 months of 2015, this figure has increased by 5%.
In conclusion, thanks to the considerably development in recent years, the retail industry has risen and competed against the construction industry, becoming one of three areas which attracts foreign capital the first six months of the year 2015.
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