Foreign Direct Investment into Vietnam in 9 months of 2021

According to the static of the Ministry of Planning and Investment, as of 20th September  2021, the total newly registered capital, adjusted and contributed capital to buy shares, purchase capital contribution of foreign investors reached 22.15 billion USD , up 4.4% over the same period in 2020. Realized capital of foreign investment projects is estimated at 13.28 billion USD, down 3.5% over the same period in 2020.
In September 2021, when the Covid-19 epidemic was still complicated, there were 41 projects newly granted investment certificates by Vietnam authorities with a total capital of 150.1 million USD, down 44.1% over the same period last year; 15 adjustment capital with an additional capital of 422.1 million USD, nearly 2.6 times higher than the same period last year. The increase in registered FDI capital is mainly due to the increase in newly registered capital poured into the processing and manufacturing industry. This proves that foreign investors continue to maintain confidence in the Vietnamese economy in the medium and long term.
In the first nine months of 2021, there are 1,212 licensed projects with a registered capital of 12.5 billion USD, down 37.8% in number of projects and up 20.6% in registered capital over the same period last year; 678 registered turns of projects licensed from previous years in registered adjustment capital, increasing by 6.43 billion USD, up 25.6%; 2,830 registered turns of projects in registered capital for capital contribution and share purchase by foreign investors with a total value of capital contribution of 3.22 billion USD, down 43.8%. Realized social investment capital at current prices only increased by 0.4% over the same period last year because many localities applied social distancing measures, disrupting production and supply chains of business and investment production activities.
The total number of newly registered foreign investment projects as of 20th September  2021 decreased by 37.8% over the same period in 2020 but the registered capital increased by 20.6%. The average newly registered capital of a project in 9 months of 2021 reached USD 10.3 million/project (the same period in 2020 reached USD 5.3 million/project).

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