UOB predicts 7.1pct GDP growth for Vietnam in 2021

30-Mar-2021 Intellasia | VOV | 5:02 AM Print This Post

Vietnamese GDP growth is anticipated to expand 7.1 percent this year, to be driven by strong exports and foreign investment attraction, according to the Quarterly Global Outlook 2021 recently released by the United Oversea Bank (UOB).

The report states that Vietnamese exports during the opening two months of the year increased by over 20 percent compared to last year. Major export items were mobile phones, computer components, and machinery and equipment.

Most notably, foreign direct investment (FDI) inflows have been encouraging, with the country attracting approximately $5.5billion of registered FDI capital during January and February. This marks an annual decline of only 15.6 percent despite border closures and travel restrictions, in comparison to the unprecedented 25 percent fall in 2020.

Japan made up the largest source of registered capital during the first two months, pouring in roughly $1.5billion, followed by Singapore with $861.1 million and China with $374.9 million.

According to industry experts, while the upward trend of economic activities remains on track, it is highly dependent on the containment of infections and vaccination globally. For the year ahead, Vietnamese GDP growth is forecast to grow at 7.1%, a rate which is higher than the 6 percent target set by the National Assembly.



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