Recent years observed the effort of the Vietnamese Government in boosting international economic integration through the participation into many free trade agreements/ communities such as the World Trade Organization (WTO), Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP), EU-Vietnam FTA, and UK-Vietnam FTA. This led to a significantly increasing FDI year on year.
2020 is a year of great difficulties and challenges for the world economy in general, including Vietnam. The world economy is forecasted to be the most serious recession in history, the growth of major economies is deeply declined due to the negative influence of the COVID-19 pandemic. However, the Vietnamese economy maintained its growth rate with an estimated GDP growth rate of 2.91% and the average CPI increased by 3.23%.
Total foreign direct investment (FDI) in Vietnam as of 20 December 2020, including newly registered capital, adjusted registered capital and value of capital contribution and share purchase of foreign investors reached 28.5 billion USD, down 25% compared to 2019. In which, there are 2,523 newly licensed projects with the registered capital of 14.6 billion USD, down 35% in the number of projects and 12.5% in the registered capital compared to the last year.