Fdi việt nam 2016


Vietnam’s rapid pace of integration inkhổng lồ global commerce is likely to lớn yield unparalleled opportunities & record foreign investment in the near to medium term. While speculation on the nature of Vietnamese FDI has been on the rise, the availability of credible data remains scarce.

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To help investors make informed decisions about existing opportunities & likely competitors, the following article outlines key findings from some of the first FDI data released by the Vietnamese Ministry of Planning & Investment since the passage of TPPImplementation of the ASEAN Economic Community, & signing of Vietnam’s FTA with the European Union. Published at the end of January, 2016, this data provides insight on sources, destinations, industries, và vehicles of foreign direct investment. Should any questions arise as a result of this presentation, vì chưng not hesitate to lớn tương tác members of our staff at vietnam
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 Vietnamese FDI: The Outlook in 2016

Initial figures from January’s FDI data show svào year on year growth over 2015. Newly registered projects reached a high of 127, up 186 percent from a year prior. Total FDI from this period was also up over 100 percent – exceeding 1.3 billion dollars. The substantial changes over 2015 help to lớn highlight the increased importance of Vietphái nam as a destination for foreign capital and underscore the utility of these figures as a means khổng lồ evaluate the communist nation’s changing reception as an investment destination by potential investors. 

For our updated FDI outlook for 2017 click here 

Sources of InvestmentThe Rise of ASEAN

With regard khổng lồ sourcing, the most notable feature of 2016’s investments lie in the uptake of capital flows originating within ASEAN. Although Vietphái nam is a choice destination for all within the economic bloc, based on the Vietnamese economy’s low production costs, key investors to watch within the AEC are Malaysia và Singapore – accounting for 18 & 22 percent of Vietnamese FDI respectively.

Party to lớn the TPPhường and ASEAN simultaneously, companies based in these two countries are able to lớn tap inkhổng lồ the combination of Vietnam’s competitive sầu production costs và lowered trade barriers, in conjunction with the predictable government treatment và lucrative tax arrangements found within their respective home markets.

Appetite for investment in Singapore & Malaysia, however, contrast sharply with that of traditional investors within the region such as China, Hong Kong, and Korea – which have seen declines in recent years. Hong Kong – the traditional hub for holding corporations – can be seen khổng lồ be slowing in relation to lớn Singapore’s more prominent position as a hub for ASEAN investment. 

* Based on FDI as of January 2016

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While constituting a small porition of FDI within Vietnam, both India và the EU will likely become increasingly important investors in Vietphái nam evidenced by svào growth in recent years. Companies based in India have been exponentially increasing investments over the past three years reaching a 4 percent chia sẻ of FDI as of January năm 2016 – up 400 percent over last years average. Driving these investment have been increased cooperation on issues of security as well as complimentary production in of goods such as textiles và pharmaceuticals. 

The EU, with its recent conclusion of an FTA with Vietphái nam, is well positioned lớn tap inkhổng lồ Vietnam’s potential. Although current FDI figures likely reflect a wait and see attitude with regard khổng lồ commitments of capital, the passage of the EU-nước ta FTA will likely spark an uptake in investment flows. Key investors to watch in this regard include large và profitable economies within the EU such as Germany, as well as Southern producers in Spain Italy  seeking khổng lồ adjust production khổng lồ accommodate declines in purchasing power seen since the start of the debt crisis.

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 Destinations for InvestmentMain Cities

As in previous years, investment continues lớn be drawn to lớn major cities within Vietnam giới such as Hanoi & Ho Chi Minch City. Investors within these localities generally benefit from improved access khổng lồ infrastructure as well as the advantages of agglomeration – stemming from the concentration of talent và resources in areas with more foreign operations.

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While Hanoi & Ho Chi Mihn City offer infrastructure and agglomeration advantages, a secondary option for investors lies in Vietnam’s specialized economic zones – of which Industrial Zones (IZs) are the most comtháng. These can be found throughout the country, usually located next to lớn ports, and benefit from tax incentives, improved infrastructure, và streamlined registration procedures. This can help to explain the presence of second tier cities within the top locations for FDI. 

Despite the existence of IZs, investments within Vietnam giới are still heavily focused on three areas: The North, Central, and Southern regions. Even within these three, the north & southern areas of Vietphái nam receive considerably more investment than their counterpart in central Vietnam. Other locations, while underutilized & lacking in infrastructure, may present opportunities for investors as the Vietnamese government has been activly working to increase incentives in response to lớn a laông chồng of interest.

 Investment in DepthFavored Industries 

Manufacturing remains a significant attractor of FDI in năm 2016, accounting for just under 68 percent of all FDI inflows in January. With some of the lowest labor costs in the world, và lowered barriers lớn trade expected under recent trade agreements, these figures are a confirmation of Vietnam’s competitiveness as a manufacturing hub.

More interesting is the substantial showing for arts và entertainment – which has captured 15 percent of FDI to lớn date in năm 2016. This is a significant indicator of Vietnam’s growing middle và upper classes – which are projected to number 30 million by 2020. Increasing access to lớn areas such as gambling and shifting opinions on content restrictions for paid media are likely khổng lồ make the entertainment and related industries volitive but lucrative sectors for investment in the years ahead. 

While some industries are currently lagging in investment – such as finance, real estate, natural resources, & ICT – the cause of this is not always a laông xã of competitiveness. Some industries, such as ICT, show many new projects as firms position themselves to tap inlớn emerging industries such as E-commerce. In these cases, it is likley that capital inflows will take place gradually over the life of a given project.

In other cases, the regulations surrounding a given industry may be inhibiting investment. Although many of Vietnam’s protectionist policies are being dismantled under various FTAs, investments cannot take place without the full implementation of these agreements. Investors should therefore pay cchiến bại attention to lớn restrictions within Vietnam’s Law on Investment Law on Enterprises in conjunction with the commitments & implementation timeframes under relevant FTAs. 

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When investing in Vietnam, investors have overwhelmingly chosen lớn invest via 100% Foreign Owned Enterprises – currently accounting for 80 percent of all Vietnamese FDI projects and just under 75 percent of all capital. Other notable possibilities for investment include Joint ventures and Business cooperation contracts. However, the nature of these investments has proven to lớn be less popular among mỏi investors as it requires increased cooperation with Vietnamese counterparts. This being said, and as previously mentioned, certain industries may require foreign investors lớn invest with the participation of a Vietnamese partner. 

It is worth noting that Representative sầu Offices, while a good way khổng lồ gather information on the Vietnamese market, are not included within these figures in a substantive sầu way. Prohibited from generating profits, ROs are unlikely khổng lồ register large amounts of capital in Vietphái nam, và thus little insight on the prospective investors can be gained from assessments of FDI.

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To learn more about opportunities in Vietnam’s myriad of industrial zones, and to lớn gain insight on how to lớn structure your investments lớn tap into advantageous incentives, please consult further with the IZ search specialists at vietnam

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