Netherlands-Vietnam Chamber of Commerce (NVCC)

Events 30th April 2019

Q1: FDI sector in Vietnam exports over US$ 41 bln

VGP

In Q1, FDI enterprises made an estimated export turnover of US$ 58.51 billion, representing a year-on-year rise of 4.7 pc, the Ministry of Industry and Trade (MoIT) reported.

Including crude oil, the FDI sector earned US$41.46 billion of export turnover, occupying 70.9pc of total export volume.

Overseas shipment of the processing and manufacturing industry grew 6.1pc in Q1, contributing 83.8pc of total export turnover.

Nine commodities earned over US$ 1 billion of export turnover of which seven gained over US$ 2 billion of export turnover.

The MoIT reported that in Q1, FDI enterprises engaged in 18 sectors especially the processing and manufacturing industry which absorbed US$ 8.4 billion, accounting for 77.7pc of total registered capital.

On the other hand, in Q1, the FDI sector imported US$ 33.89 billion of goods, up 6pc against the same period last year.

Hence, in the first three months, the sector ran a trade surplus of US$ 7.57 billion.

 

 

World Bank forecasts Vietnam’s economy to grow by 6.6 pct in 2019

VNA

The World Bank predicts Vietnam’s economic growth rate would reach 6.6 percent in 2019 in its Managing Headwinds report released on April 24.

For the medium term, the growth is projected to stay around 6.5 percent, due to the impact of current cyclical uptick dissipates, the report said, adding that poverty may decline further as labour market conditions remain favourable.The growth rate will be driven by credit tightening, slower private consumption and weaker external demand.

In its report, the World Bank advised Vietnam to stay ready to respond to changes in the global economy and to continue managing its macro-economy actively and carefully.

It forecasts growth in other developing countries in East Asia and the Pacific to soften to 6.0 percent in 2019 and 2020, down from 6.3 percent in 2018.