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FOREIGN DIRECT INVESTMENT IN VIETNAM

FOREIGN DIRECT INVESTMENT IN VIETNAM

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Foreign direct investment into Vietnam declined 3.2 percent from a year earlier to USD 13.76 billion in January-September 2020. Additionally, FDI pledges, which indicate the size of future FDI disbursements, slumped 18.9 percent in the year to USD 21.2 billion. The manufacturing and processing sector is set to receive the largest amount of investment (46.6 percent of total pledges) followed by gas, water and electricity distribution (20.6 percent). Singapore was the top source of FDI pledges in the period, followed by South Korea and China.


  Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency  
  13.76 11.35 20.38 0.40 1991 - 2020 USD Billion Monthly
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Calendar GMT Reference Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2020-06-26 03:00 AM   Jun $8.7B $6.7B   $10.1B
2020-07-27 08:00 AM   Jul $10.12B $8.7B   $11.5B
2020-08-26 08:30 AM   Aug $11.35B $10.12B   $12.6B
2020-09-25 10:40 AM   Sep $13.76B $11.35B   $15.1B
2020-10-25 08:30 AM   Oct   $13.76B   $17.4B
2020-11-25 08:30 AM   Nov       $18.9B
2020-12-28 08:30 AM   Dec       $22.5B
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FDI Into Vietnam Drops 3.2% in January-September
Foreign direct investment into Vietnam declined 3.2 percent from a year earlier to USD 13.76 billion in January-September 2020. Additionally, FDI pledges, which indicate the size of future FDI disbursements, slumped 18.9 percent in the year to USD 21.2 billion. The manufacturing and processing secto... more
2020-09-25
FDI Into Vietnam Falls 5.1% in January-August
Foreign direct investment into Vietnam dropped 5.1 percent from a year earlier to USD 11.35 billion in January-August 2020. In addition, FDI pledges, which indicate the size of future FDI disbursements, declined 13.7 percent in the year to USD 19.54 billion. The manufacturing and processing sector i... more
2020-08-26
Foreign Direct Investment into Vietnam Falls in January-July
Foreign direct investment into Vietnam dropped 4.1 percent from a year earlier to USD 10.12 billion in January-July 2020. In addition, FDI pledges, which indicate the size of future FDI disbursements, declined 6.9 percent in the year to USD 18.82 billion. The manufacturing and processing sector is s... more
2020-07-27
FDI Into Vietnam Falls 4.9% YoY in H1
Foreign direct investment into Vietnam dropped 4.9 percent from a year earlier to USD 8.7 billion in January-June 2020. In addition, FDI pledges, which indicate the size of future FDI disbursements, plunged 15.1 percent in the year to USD 15.67 billion. The manufacturing and processing sector is set... more
2020-06-26
  • FDI Into Vietnam Slumps 9.6% in January-April
    Foreign direct investment into Vietnam declined 9.6 percent from a year earlier to USD 5.15 billion in January-April 2020. In addition, FDI pledges, which indicate the size of future FDI disbursements, plunged 15.5 percent in the year to USD 12.33 billion. The manufacturing and processing sector is set to receive the largest amount of investment (48.4 percent of total pledges) followed by gas, water and electricity distribution (31.9 percent). Singapore was the main source of FDI pledges, followed by Thailand and Japan.
    2020-04-27T08:44:54.497
  • FDI into Vietnam Falls 6.6% YoY in Q1
    Foreign direct investment into Vietnam declined 6.6 percent from a year earlier to USD 3.85 billion in January-March 2020. In addition, FDI pledges, which indicate the size of future FDI disbursements, plunged 20.9 percent in the year to USD 8.55 billion. The gas, water & electricity distribution sector is set to receive the largest amount of investment (47.5 percent of total pledges) followed by manufacturing and processing (31.9 percent). Singapore was the main source of FDI pledges, followed by Japan and China.
    2020-03-25T03:16:00
  • FDI into Vietnam Falls 5% in Jan-Feb
    Foreign direct investment into Vietnam declined 5 percent from a year earlier to USD 2.45 billion in January-February 2020. In addition, FDI pledges, which indicate the size of future FDI disbursements, plunged 23.6 percent in the year to USD 6.47 billion. The electricity distribution sector is set to receive the largest amount of investment (60.2 percent of total pledges) followed by manufacturing and processing (27.3 percent). Singapore was the main source of FDI pledges, followed by China and South Korea.
    2020-02-25T10:13:00
  • FDI into Vietnam Rises 3.2% in January
    Foreign direct investment into Vietnam increased 3.2 percent from a year earlier to USD 1.6 billion in January 2020. In addition, FDI pledges, which indicate the size of future FDI disbursements, surged 179.5 percent in the year to USD 5.3 billion. The gas, water and electricity distribution sector is set to receive the largest amount of investment (89.7 percent of total pledges) followed by manufacturing and processing (7.9 percent). Singapore was the main source of FDI pledges, followed by Hong Kong and China.
    2020-01-29T06:57:00
  • FDI into Vietnam Rises 6.7% in 2019
    Foreign direct investment into Vietnam rose 6.7 percent to USD 20.38 billion in 2019 from USD 19.10 billion in 2018. In addition, FDI pledges for new projects, increased capital and stake acquisitions - which indicate the size of future FDI disbursements – increased 7.2 percent in the year to USD 38.02 billion. The manufacturing and processing industry are set to receive the largest amount of investment (64.6 percent of total pledges) followed by real estate (10.2 percent). South Korea was the main source of FDI pledges in the period, followed by Hong Kong and Singapore.
    2019-12-26T11:48:00
  • FDI into Vietnam Rises 6.8% in January-November
    Foreign direct investment into Vietnam rose 6.8 percent year-on-year to USD 17.62 billion in January to November of 2019. In addition, FDI pledges for new projects, increased capital and stake acquisitions - which indicate the size of future FDI disbursements – surged 3.1 percent from a year earlier to USD 31.8 billion. The manufacturing and processing industry are set to receive the largest amount of investment (68 percent of total pledges) followed by real estate (10.4 percent).
    2019-11-25T09:53:54.273
  • FDI into Vietnam Rises 7.4% in January-October
    Foreign direct investment into Vietnam rose 7.4 percent year-on-year to USD 16.21 billion in January to October of 2019. In addition, FDI pledges for new projects, increased capital and stake acquisitions - which indicate the size of future FDI disbursements – surged 4.3 percent from a year earlier to USD 29.11 billion. The manufacturing and processing industry are set to receive the largest amount of investment (68.1 percent of total pledges) followed by real estate (10.2 percent).
    2019-10-25T08:45:22.293
  • FDI into Vietnam Rises 7.3% in January-September
    Foreign direct investment into Vietnam rose 7.3 percent year-on-year to USD 14.22 billion in January to September of 2019. In addition, FDI pledges for new projects, increased capital and stake acquisitions - which indicate the size of future FDI disbursements – surged 3.1 percent from a year earlier to USD 26.14 billion. The manufacturing and processing industry are set to receive the largest amount of investment (69 percent of total pledges) followed by real estate (9.5 percent).
    2019-09-26T08:27:30.923
  • FDI into Vietnam Rises 6.3% in January-August
    Foreign direct investment into Vietnam rose 6.3 percent year-on-year to USD 11.96 billion in January to August 2019. In addition, FDI pledges for new projects, increased capital and stake acquisitions - which indicate the size of future FDI disbursements – surged 92.9 percent from a year earlier to USD 22.63 billion. The manufacturing and processing industry are set to receive the largest amount of investment (69.6 percent of total pledges), followed by real estate (10.2 percent) and wholesale and retail sector (5.2 percent). Hong Kong was the biggest source of FDI pledges in the first eight months of 2019 (24.9 percent of total pledges), followed by South Korea (15.4 percent) and Singapore (14.5 percent).
    2019-08-27T08:26:20.53
  • FDI into Vietnam Rises 7% in January-July
    Foreign direct investment into Vietnam rose by nearly 7 percent year-on-year to USD 10.55 billion in January to July 2019. In addition, FDI pledges for new projects, increased capital and stake acquisitions - which indicate the size of future FDI disbursements – surged from a year earlier to USD 20.22 billion. The manufacturing and processing industry are set to receive the largest amount of investment (71.5 percent of total pledges), followed by real estate (7.3 percent) and wholesale and retail sector (5.4 percent). Hong Kong was the biggest source of FDI pledges in the first seven months of 2019 (26.9 percent of total pledges), followed by South Korea (15.5 percent) and China (12.3 percent).
    2019-07-26T09:32:07.303
  • FDI into Vietnam Rises 8% in H1
    Foreign direct investment into Vietnam rose by nearly 8 percent year-on-year to USD 9.1 billion in the first semester of 2019. In addition, FDI pledges for new projects, increased capital and stake acquisitions - which indicate the size of future FDI disbursements – surged 90.8 percent from a year earlier to USD 18.47 billion. The manufacturing and processing industry are set to receive the largest amount of investment (71.2 percent of total pledges), followed by real estate (7.2 percent) and wholesale and retail sector (5.7 percent). Hong Kong was the biggest source of FDI pledges in the first six months of 2019 (28.7 percent of total pledges), followed by South Korea (14.8 percent) and China (12.4 percent).
    2019-06-28T09:02:39.937
  • FDI into Vietnam Rises 7.8% YoY in January-May
    Foreign direct investment into Vietnam rose by 7.8 percent year-on-year to USD 7.3 billion in the January to May period of 2019. In addition, FDI pledges for new projects, increased capital and stake acquisitions - which indicate the size of future FDI disbursements – surged 69.1 percent from a year earlier to USD 16.74 billion. The manufacturing and processing industry is set to receive the largest amount of investment (71.8 percent of total pledges), followed by real estate (8.2 percent) and wholesale and retail sector (5.2 percent). Hong Kong was the biggest source of FDI pledges in the first five months of 2019 (30.4 percent of total pledges), followed by South Korea (15.7 percent) and Singapore (12.5 percent).
    2019-05-29T08:50:15.53
  • Vietnam FDI Rises 7.5% YoY in January-April
    Foreign direct investment into Vietnam rose by 7.5 percent year-on-year to USD 5.7 billion in the first four month of 2019. In addition, FDI pledges for new projects, increased capital and stake acquisitions - which indicate the size of future FDI disbursements – surged 81 percent from a year earlier in the January-April period to USD 14.59 billion. The manufacturing and processing industry is set to receive the largest amount of investment (72 percent of total pledges), followed by real estate (7.5 percent) and wholesale and retail sector (5 percent). Hong Kong was the biggest source of FDI pledges in the first four months of 2019 (32.5 percent of total pledges), followed by South Korea (13.6 percent) and Singapore (12.8 percent).
    2019-04-26T09:40:00
  • Vietnam FDI Rises 6.2% YoY in January-March
    Foreign direct investment into Vietnam rose by 6.2 percent year-on-year to USD 4.12 billion in the first three months of 2019. In addition, FDI pledges for new projects, increased capital and stake acquisitions - which indicate the size of future FDI disbursements - surged 86.2 percent from a year earlier in the January-March period to USD 10.8 billion. The manufacturing and processing industry is set to receive the largest amount of investment (77.7 percent of total pledges), followed by real estate (7.2 percent) and professional activities, science and technology (3.5 percent). Hong Kong was the biggest source of FDI pledges in the first three months of 2019 (40.7 percent of total pledges), followed by Singapore (13.5 percent) and South Korea (12.2 percent).
    2019-03-26T04:12:00
  • FDI into Vietnam Surges 9.8% in Jan-Feb
    Foreign direct investment into Vietnam rose by 9.8 percent from a year earlier to USD 2.58 billion in the first two months of 2019. In addition, FDI pledges for new projects, increased capital and stake acquisitions - which indicate the size of future FDI disbursements - surged to USD 8.47 billion, 2.5 times higher than in the same period of 2018. The manufacturing and processing industry is set to receive the largest amount of investment (81.8 percent of total pledges), followed by real estate (5.6 percent) and professional activities, science and technology (3.6 percent). Hong Kong was the biggest source of FDI pledges in the first two months of 2019 (51 percent of total pledges), followed by Singapore (11.5 percent) and South Korea (10.3 percent).
    2019-02-26T09:48:15.767
  • Foreign Direct Investment into Vietnam Rises 9.2%
    Foreign direct investment into Vietnam rose by 9.2 percent from a year earlier to USD 1.55 billion in January 2019. In addition, FDI pledges for new projects, increased capital and stake acquisitions - which indicate the size of future FDI disbursements - surged 51.9 percent to USD 1.9 billion. The manufacturing and processing industry is set to receive the largest amount of investment (62.4 percent of total pledges), followed by professional activities, science and technology (9.7 percent) and real estate (9.3 percent). Japan was the biggest source of FDI pledges in January (19 percent of total pledges), followed by South Korea (18.3 percent) and China (16.1 percent).
    2019-01-28T10:04:00
  • FDI into Vietnam Hits Record High in 2018
    Foreign direct investment into Vietnam increased by 9.1 percent from a year earlier to reach an all-time high of USD 19.1 billion in 2018. However, FDI pledges for new projects, increased capital and stake acquisitions - which indicate the size of future FDI disbursements - dropped 1.2 percent to USD 35.46 billion. The manufacturing and processing industry is set to receive the largest amount of investment (46.7 percent of pledges), followed by real estate (18.6 percent) and wholesale & retail trade (10.3 percent). Japan was the biggest source of FDI pledges in 2018 (24.2 percent), followed by South Korea (20.3 percent) and Singapore (14.2 percent).
    2018-12-26T03:58:00
  • FDI into Vietnam Rises 3.1% in Jan-Nov Period
    Foreign direct investment into Vietnam increased by 3.1 percent from a year earlier to USD 16.5 billion in January-November 2018. Meanwhile, FDI pledges for new projects, increased capital and stake acquisitions fell 6.8 percent to USD 30.8 billion. The manufacturing (46.2 percent of the total pledges) and real estate sectors (21.3 percent) received the most pledged foreign funds in the eleven-month period, followed by wholesale & retail trade (10 percent). Japan was the biggest source of investment (25.9 percent), followed by South Korea (22.3 percent) and Singapore (13.4 percent). In 2017, Vietnam received a record USD 17.5 billion in FDI.
    2018-11-26T08:36:00
  • FDI into Vietnam Rises 6.3% in January-October
    Foreign direct investment into Vietnam increased by 6.3 percent from a year earlier to USD 15.1 billion in January-October 2018. Meanwhile, FDI pledges for new projects, increased capital and stake acquisitions dropped by 1.2 percent to USD 27.9 billion. The manufacturing and real estate sectors received the most pledged foreign funds in the ten-month period, followed by wholesale & retail trade. Japan was the biggest source of investment (27.5 percent), followed by South Korea (23.4 percent) and Singapore (14 percent). In 2017, Vietnam received a record USD 17.5 billion in FDI.
    2018-10-26T15:08:45.473
  • Vietnam Foreign Direct Investment Rises 6% YoY
    Foreign direct investment into Vietnam increased by 6 percent from a year earlier to USD 13.25 billion in January-September 2018. Meanwhile, FDI pledges for new projects, increased capital and stake acquisitions dropped by 0.4 percent to USD 25.37 billion. The manufacturing and real estate sectors received the most pledged foreign funds in the nine-month period, followed by wholesale & retail trade. Japan was the biggest source of investment (28 percent), while South Korea accounted for 22.4 percent and Singapore for 14.4 percent. In 2017, Vietnam received a record USD 17.5 billion in FDI.

# FORMS DOING BUSINESS IN VIETNAM

Can foreigners open companies in Vietnam?

Yes, foreigners can open companies in Vietnam and you’re allowed 100% ownership in most sectors. But, the process can be complicated and laws are complex. Thus, you should seek help from a local service provider that can help you through the process.

How much does it cost to set up a company in Vietnam?

Opening a company in Vietnam can cost everything from USD 1,000 to more than USD 10,000. It all comes down to which sector you operate in and the service provider you choose.

How long does it take to open a company in Vietnam?

You should set aside at least 2 months for the company formation, but it can take up to 6 months or more. The time needed depends on the company structure, the licenses you need, the agent, and more.

What is the minimum registered capital requirement?

At the moment, there’s no predefined minimum capital requirement for most industries.

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