1. Agriculture, forestry and fishery

Agricultural production in the month focused on promoting the cultivation of winter paddy, tending summer-autumn crops and harvesting early-autumn summer paddy, ensuring cultivating and harvesting in the best calender crops. Poultry husbandary grew well. Production of aquaculture and catching increased. However, long lasting hot weather caused droughts in some localities, affecting the progress of paddy cultivation and concentrated forests, a series of forest fires was recorded to occured in the North Central and Central Coastal Areas. In addition, the agricultural sector still faced difficulties when African swine fever was not controlled and spread in a large scale.

     a) Agriculture

As of July 15, the country cultivated 1,087 thousand hectares of winter paddy, equaling 102.5% of over the same period last year, of which Northern provinces cultivated 915.2 thousand hectares, equaling 103.2%; Southern provinces cultivated 171.8 thousand hectares, equaling 98.7%. Progress of winter paddy cultivation in Northern provinces this year was recorded faster than that of over the same period last year due to the early crop calender in the South, there recorded a slower in the South mainly due to the impact of dry weather, especially in the South Central Coastal Areas and Central Highlands provinces. Currently, localities urgently completed cultivation of winter paddy, the transplanted  paddies grew well, area of ​​early paddy was in the period of greening, tillering.

As of mid-July, the country cultivated 2,009.8 thousand hectares of summer-autumn paddy, equaling 98.1% of over the same period last year, of which Northern provinces reached 173.9 thousand hectares, equaling 99.9%; Southern provinces reached 1,835.9 thousand hectares, equaling 98%, particularly Mekong River Delta reached 1,568.6 thousand hectares, equaling 97.9%. Currently, early summer-autumn paddies harvested an area of ​​563.2 thousand hectares, equaling 125.5% of over the same period last year, of which Mekong River Delta reached 552.4 thousand hectares, equaling 126.3 %.

Autumn-winter paddy in the Mekong Delta was cultivated after harvesting summer-autumn paddy to ensure the completion of autumn-winter  paddy before the flood season, and to avoid the spread of disease when cultivation winter-spring crop of the following year. As of July 15, Mekong River Delta cultivated 245.3 thousand hectares of autumn-winter paddy, equaling 106.3% of over the same period last year. Currently, autumn-winter paddy was growing quite well.

As of mid-July, localities across the country cultivated 780.4 thousand hectares of maize, equaling 98.8% of over the same period last year; 88.4 thousand hectares of sweet potatoes, equaling 96.9%; 150 thousand hectares of groundnut, equaling 97%; 31.5 thousand hectares of soybeans, equaling 97.2%; 811.5 thousand hectares of vegetables and beans, equaling 103%.

Buffalo and cattle husbandary in the month generally witnessed a stability. Poultry production grew well due to good comsumtion market, no major epidemics occured, farmers were assured to expand the livestock population, especially when African swine fever  was recorded complicated and the comsumption demand of poultry and  eggs increased sharply because people turned other food to instead pork. Pig production in July continued to face many difficulties due to the complicated situation of African swine fever in the nationwide and spread on a large-scale. As of July 22, 2019, African swine fever was reported in 6,016 communes in 558 districts of 62 provinces and central cities[1]. As of July, buffalo population decreased by 3% compared with that of over the same period last year; cattle population increased by 2.6%; poultry increased by 7.9%; pigs decreased by 16%.

       b) Forestry

Forestry production in July focused on logging, protection and forest fire prevention in the northern provinces, and preparation for reforestation in southern provinces. Area of ​​concentrated forests in July 2019 was estimated at 14.8 thousand hectares, a decline of 11% of over the same period last year; number of dispersed trees reached 6.4 million, a decline of 2.7%; wood production reached 1,470 thousand m3, rising by 3.6%; firewood production reached 1.5 million ste, falling by 3.2%. Some localities saw a high increase in wood production of over the same period last year: Quang Tri was estimated at 105 thousand m3, an increase of 9.1% of over the same period last year; Nghe An reached 102.4 thousand m3, an increase of 19.7%; Yen Bai reached 48.8 thousand m3, an increase of 11%; Phu Yen reached 31.1 thousand m3,  a double increase; Lam Dong reached 8.3 thousand m3, an increase of 3 times. Generally in 7 months, concentrated forest area was estimated at 124.8 thousand hectares, falling by 5.8% of over the same period last year; number of dispersed trees reached 40.8 million, falling by 3.1%; wood production reached 8,500 thousand m3, an increase of 4.3%; firewood production reached 10.7 million ste, falling by 1.7%.

In July 2019, devasted forest area was 804.4 hectares, an increase of 4 times compared with that of over the same period last year, of which forest area was 756.8 hectares, an increase of 5.6 times; 47.6 hectares of cleared forests, falling by 28%. Some localities was recorded an increase in forest fire area: Phu Yen  386.1 hectares, an increase of 277 times compared with that of over the same period last year (the same period in 2018 was recorded 1.4 hectares); Ha Tinh by 166.4 hectares, an increase of 3 times; Quang Binh by 85 hectares, an increase of 7 times; Quang Ngai by 54.4 hectares, an increase of 3 times; Quang Nam by 32.8 hectares, while there was no forest fire recorded in the same period last year. Generally in 7 months, the devasted forest area was 1,740.5 hectares, an increase of 2.3 times, in comparison with thato of over the same period last year, of which forest fire area was 1,409.9 hectares, an increase of 3.8 times; cleared forest area was 330.6 hectares, falling by 10.5% of over the same period in 2018.

        c) Fishery

Fishery production in the nationwide in July 2019 was estimated at 740.5 thousand tons, rising by 4.6% of over the same period last year, of which fish reached 539.7 thousand tons, rising by 5.4%; shrimp reached 97.8 thousand tons, rising by 1.5%; other fisheries reached 103 thousand tons, rising by 3.5%.

Production of aquaculture in the month was estimated at 400 thousand tons, rising by 4.7% of over the same period last year, of which fish gained 267.1 thousand tons, rising by 6%; shrimp reached 87.6 thousand tons, rising by 0.9%. Pangasius farming faced difficulty when Pangasius price continued to decrease, which currently ranged from 19,000-20,000 VND / kg, at this price farmers lost from 3,000-5,000 VND / kg. Pangasius production in July was estimated at 127.7 thousand tons, rising by 6.3% of over the same period last year, of which Dong Thap reached 44.5 thousand tons, rising by 5.3%; An Giang reached 38.7 thousand tons, rising by 10.1%. Price of whiteleg shrimp remained at the same level as it was in the middle of June[2],, besides the environment of farming vannamei was not stable, so people reduced the area and density of farming. Production of whiteleg shrimp in July was estimated at 55.6 thousand tons, falling by 3.2% from the same period last year, of which some localities was recorded a sharp decrease in production: Ca Mau reached 7.2 thousand tons, falling by 4%; Tra Vinh reached 6.8 thousand tons, falling by 39.7%; Kien Giang reached 2.9 thousand tons, falling by 0.9%. Black tiger shrimp production in July was estimated at 34.1 thousand tons, rising by 2.5% of over the same period last year, of which Bac Lieu reached 14 thousand tons, rising by 9.2%; Tra Vinh reached 2.2 thousand tons, rising by 15.8%.

Fishery production in July 2019 was estimated at 340.5 thousand tons, rising by 4.5% of over the same period last year, of which fish gained 272.6 thousand tons, rising by 4.9%; shrimp reached 10.2 thousand tons, rising by 6.3%. Marine fishery in July was estimated at 324.3 thousand tons, rising by 4.7% of over the same period last year, of which fish reached 261.9 thousand tons, rising by 4.9%; shrimp reached 9.1 thousand tons, rising by 5.8%.

Generally, seven months in 2019, fishery production was estimated at 4,521 thousand tons, rising by 5.6% of over the same period last year, of which aquaculture production reached 2,321.2 thousand tons, rising by 6.3%; fishery production reached 2,199.8 thousand tons, an increase of 4.9% (marine fishery production reached 2,099.6 thousand tons, an increase of 5.1%).

  1. Industrial production

Industrial production in the 7 months of 2019 reached a moderate increase of 9.4% over the same period last year, of which the manufacturing increased by 10.7%; the mining and quarrying rose slightly thanks to the spread in coal mining, offsetting the decline in crude oil extraction; the production and distribution of electricity ensured adequate supply of electricity for people’s production and consumption.

The index of industrial production (IIP) in July 2019 was estimated to increase by 5.9% over the previous month and by 9.7% over the same period last year, of which the IIP of the mining and quarrying, the manufacturing, the production and distribution of electricity, the water supply, sewerage, waste management and remediation activities increased by 4.4%, 10.4%, 10.5%, and 7.4%, respectively.

Generally for the 7 months of 2019, the IIP was estimated to increase by 9.4% over the same period last year, which was lower than the increase of 10.7% in the same period of 2018 but higher than the increase of 7.2% in the same period of 2017 and 2016. Of which, the 7-month IIP of the mining and quarrying, the manufacturing, the production and distribution of electricity, the water supply, sewerage, waste management and remediation activities increased by 1.1%, 10.7% (the same period last year increased by 12.9%), 10%, and 7.6%, which contributing 0.2 percentage points, 8.2 percentage points, 0.9 percentage points, and 0.1 percentage points to the overall increase, respectively.

In 2-digit industrial activities, the 7-month IIP some activities increased significantly over the same period last year, contributing mainly to the overall growth of the whole industry: the manufacture of coke and refined petroleum products (48%); the manufacture of basic metals (40.6%); the mining of metal ores (16.8%); the manufacture of rubber and plastic products (15.6%); Manufacture of wood and of products of wood and cork, except furniture (12.9%); the printing and reproduction of recorded media (12.4%); the manufacture of furniture (11.6%); the manufacture of motor vehicles (11.4%); the manufacture of textile (11.1%). A number of activities saw a slight increase in the IIP: the manufacture of electronic, computers and optical products (3.2%) (the same period last year increased by 17%); the repairing, maintaining and installing machines and equipment (2.9%); the manufacture of cigarette products (1.5%); the manufacture of pharmaceuticals, medicinal chemical and botanical products (0.6%). Otherwise, the IIP of some activities decreased, such as the extraction of crude oil and natural gas (2.5%) (of which, the IIP of the extraction of crude oil decreased by 6.9%, the IIP of the extraction of natural gas increased by 1.6%); the manufacture of other transport vehicles (motorcycles, motorbikes) (5.6%).

Some major industrial products experienced a significant increase in the 7-month IIP over the same period last year: iron and crude steel (57.1%); petrol and oil (45.1%); televisions (23.9%); liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) (16.4%); aquatic feed (14.8%); chemical paint (13.4%); mobile phones (12.7%) (of which, the IIP of smart phones increased by 15.2%); bar, angle steel (12.3%); clean coal (11.6%); fabrics from artificial yarn (11.5%); beer in all kinds (10.4%); electricity (10.1%); automobiles (10%). The IIP of natural gas and cigarettes, urea fertilizer increased by 1.6%, 0.2%, respectively. However, some products showed a decrease in the 7-month IIP: NPK mixed fertilizer (3.3%); extracted crude oil (6.9%); motorbikes (8.7%); telephone components (15.1%); refined sugar (16.9%).

The number of employees working in industrial enterprises as of 1st July, 2019 increased by 1.3% over the same period last month and by 1.9% over the same period last year, of which the number of employees working in State-owned enterprises decreased by 0.8%; but the figure in non-state enterprises, FDI enterprises increased by 1.4%, 2.7%, respectively. At that time, the number of employees working in mining and quarrying enterprises decreased by 0.6% compared to the same period last year; the number of employees working in the manufacturing, the production and distribution of electricity, the water supply, sewerage, waste management and remediation activities increased by 2%, 3.7%, and 2.2%, respectively.

  1. Enterprise registration situation[3]

In the first 7 months of 2019, there were 79.3 thousand newly registered enterprises with the average registered capital size of an enterprise increased sharply, reaching 12.6 billion VND, the highest level in recent years, this forecasted entering the market of enterprises was better health.

In July 2019, there were 12,352 newly established enterprises with the registered capital of 139.2 trillion VND, a downturn of 4.7% in the number of enterprises and 26.9% in the registered capital compared to last month[4]; the average registered capital of an enterprise reached 11.3 billion VND, a reduction of 23.3%; the total number of registered employees of newly established enterprises was 94.9 thousand persons, decreasing by 15.1%. In this month, there were 2,690 re-operated enterprises, went up 25.9% over the previous month; 2,501 enterprises ceased for a certain period of time, increasing 6.4%; 2,471 enterprises enterprises temporarily ceased and awaited dissolution procedures, reduced 15.7%; 1,434 enterprises completed dissolution procedures, a drop of 1.4%.

Generally, in 7 months of this year, there were 79.3 thousand newly registered enterprises in the whole country with a total registered capital of 999.4 trillion VND, an increase of 4.6% in the number of enterprises and 29.6% in the registered capital compared to the same period in 2018; the average registered capital of a newly established enterprise was 12.6 billion VND, expanded 23.9%[5]. If including 1,476.9 trillion VND of the additionally registered capital of enterprises that recorded upward adjustment of capital, the total additional registered capital in the economy in the first 7 months of 2019 was 2,476.3 trillion VND. Besides, there were 24.3 thousand re-operated enterprises, an increase of 29.9% over the same period last year, bringing the total number of newly registered enterprises and re-operated enterprises in 7 month to 103.6 thousand enterprises. The total number of registered employees of newly established enterprises in the first seven months of this year was 743.9 thousand persons, going up by 19.3% over the same period last year.

By economic sectors, in the first 7 months of this year, there were 1.1 thousand newly established enterprises in the agriculture, forestry and fishery sector, accounting for 1.4% of the total number of newly established enterprises; 21.6 thousand enterprises in the  industry and construction sector, making up 27.2%; 56.6 thousand enterprises in the service sector, sharing 71.4%. In particular, most of the economic activities had the number of newly established enterprises increased over the same period last year: there were 25.8 thousand enterprises in the wholesale and retail, repair of automobiles and motorbikes (accounting for 32.6% of newly established enterprises), rose up 0.4%; 10.3 thousand construction enterprises (forming 13%), an increase of 1.7%; 10.1 thousand manufacturing enterprises (accounting for 12.7%), increasing by 6.9%; 6.6 thousand enterprises in the science, technology, consultation service, designing, advertisement and others (constituted 8.3%), going up by 15.1%; 4.8 thousand real estate enterprises (accounting for 6%), went up 22.1%; 4,600 enterprises employment services, travel, renting and leasing of machinery, equipment and other support services (making up 5.8%), up 5.3% … The number of newly established enterprises decreased compared to the same period last year, includings: accommodation and catering services had 3.8 thousand enterprises (accounting for 4.7%), a fall of 4.7%; financial, banking and insurance activities had 818 enterprises (accounting for 1%), a cut down of 19.2%.

In the first 7 months of this year, most of the economic regions had the number of newly registered enterprises increased compared to the same period last year: The Red River Delta region had 24.2 thousand enterprises, an increase of 7.2% (the registered capital gained 280.4 trillion VND, a rise of 24.5%); North Central and Central Coastal areas reached 11.4 thousand enterprises, climbing by 6.8% (the registered capital of 108.3 trillion VND, went up 10.2%); Central Highlands had 2 thousand enterprises, a growth of 10.3% (the registered capital of 24.9 trillion VND, up 107.7%); The Southeast had 33.1 thousand enterprises, rose by 3.2% (the registered capital was 492.7 trillion VND, up 38.1%); Mekong River Delta had 5.5 thousand enterprises, went up 0.9% (the registered capital of 57.9 trillion, rising by 15.1%). Particularly, there were 3.1 thousand newly established enterprises in the Northern Midlands and Mountains, went down 3.2% compared to the same period last year (the registered capital of 35.2 trillion VND, an upturn of 22.6 %).

The number of enterprises ceased for a certain period of time in 7 months was 23.1 thousand enterprises, increasing by 15.6% over the same period last year. By economic activites, there were nearly 9,000 enterprises in the wholesale and retail, repair of automobiles and motorbikes (making up 38.8%), expanded 14.6% over the same last year; 3.4 thousand construction enterprises (sharing 14.5%), a growth of 11.1%; 2,900 manufacturing enterprises (accounting for 12.7%), rose by 18%; 1.4 thousand enterprises in the science, technology, consultation service, designing, advertisement and others (constituted 6.1%), went up 20.8%; 1.3 thousand transportation and storage enterprises (accounting for 5.8%), up 9.6%; 1.2 thousand enterprises in the accommodation and catering services (sharing 5.1%), going up by 10.7% … In the first seven months of this year, there were 24.8 thousand enterprises temporarily ceased and awaited dissolution procedures, including 11.8 thousand enterprises were revoked their business registration certificates in line with the 2018 data standardization program, forming 47.4% of the total number of enterprises temporarily ceased and awaited dissolution procedures; there were 7.6 thousand enterprises announced dissolution, accounting for 30.6% and 5.4 thousand enterprises enterprises awaited dissolution procedures, forming 22%.

The number of enterprises completed dissolution procedures in 7 months of 2019 was 9.3 thousand enterprises, went up 20% over the same period last year, of which there were 8.4 thousand enterprises with capital size of less than 10 billion VND (forming 90.4% of the total enterprises completing dissolution procedures), going up by 18.9%. Enterprises completed dissolution procedures focused mainly in the economic activities, as follows: there were 3.8 thousand enterprises in the wholesale and retail, repair of automobiles and motorbikes (accounting for 40.7%), an increase of 27.4% compared to the same period last year; 1 thousand manufacturing enterprises (sharing 10.8%), reduced 7.2%; 926 construction enterprises (representing 10%), a rise of 16.9%.

  1. Investment

Although there were positive changes  when the realized rate agaisnt  yearly plan was  higher than the same period last year[6], the realized  investment of the state budget in July and 7 months of 2019 was not still improved much when it continued to reach the lowest growth in the years of 2015-2019[7]. Meanwhile, foreign direct investment remained growing with a record number of newly registered projects for 7 months and the highest realized capital in recent years[8].

The realized investment of the state budget in July was estimated at 29.9 trillion VND, increasing by 6.2% over the same period last year, including: the central capital was 3.8 trillion VND, going down 27.6%; local capital was 26.1 trillion VND, expanding by 13.9%. Generally, in the first 7 months of the year, the realized investment of the state budget reached 158.3 trillion VND, equaling 44.9% of the yearly plan and climbing up 3.9% against the same period last year (same period in 2018 the rates wer 43.3% and 9.7%, respectiveyly), including:

– The capital under central management reached 19.5 trillion VND, equaling 40.2% of the yearly plan and going down 29.9% against the same period last year, of which the implemented investment of the Ministry of Transportation was 3,893 billion VND, equaling 44.3% and falling 58.3%; Ministry of Health 1,745 billion VND, equaling 33% and jumping up 33.8%; Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development 1,326 billion VND, equaling  39.5% and decreasing by 54.9%; Ministry of Education and Training 479 billion VND, equaling 32.5% and climbing up 1.5%; Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment 424 billion VND, equaling 32.3% and falling  27.2%; Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism 294 billion VND, equaling 39.5% and decreasing by 2.3%; Ministry of Science and Technology 140 billion VND, equaling 43.8% and increasing by 38.7%; Ministry of Industry and Trade 91 billion VND, equaling 37.3% and going down 8.1%; Ministry of Construction 89 billion VND, equaling 35.8% and falling 25.7%; Ministry of Information and Communications 57 billion VND, equaling 35.9% and increasing by 2.4%.

– The capital under local management reached 138.8 trillion VND, equaling 45.7% of the yearly plan and going up 11.4% as compared to the same period in 2018, of which: the state budget capital at provincial level reached 93.5 trillion VND, equaling 43.9% and expanding by 8.6%; the state budget capital at district level gained 38.2 trillion VND, equaling 49.1% and increasing by 18%; the state budget capital at commune level reached 7.1 trillion VND, equaling 54.6% and increasing by 15.4%. The realized investment of the State budget in the first 7 months of 2019 in some provinces and cities directly under the Central Government was as follows: Ha Noi reached 21.4 trillion VND, equaling 43.3% of the yearly plan and jumping up 19.4% over the same period last year; Ho Chi Minh city 10.4 trillion VND, equaling 28.4% and going down 0.8%; Quang Ninh 5,187 billion VND, equaling 44.9% and spreading 14.8%; Thanh Hoa 4,234 billion VND, equaling  54.2% and jumping up 22%; Hai Phong 4,188 billion VND, equaling 45.4% and growing up 3.5%; Ba Ria – Vung Tau 3,680 billion VND, equaling 55.8% and expanding by 13.1%; Quang Nam 3,582 billion VND, equaling 48.2% and up 23%; Binh Duong with 3,446 billion VND, equaling 42.1% and rising 2.6%; Vinh Phuc 3,156 billion VND, equaling 50.6% and increasing by 4.2%.

Foreign direct investment from the beginning of the year to 20th July, 2019 attracted 2,064 newly licensed projects with a registered capital of 8,272.4 million USD, an increase of 24.6% in the number of projects and a decrease of 37.4% of registered capital as compared to the same period in 2018. Besides, there were 791 turns of licensed projects in the previous years registered to adjust investment capital with the additional capital of 3,425.6 million USD, going down 30.8% over the same period last year. Therefore, the total newly granted capital and additionally capital in the first 7 months of this year reached 11,698 million USD, a fall of 35.6% compared to the same period in 2018. Foreign direct investment capital in 7 months was estimated at 10.6 billion USD, an increase of 7.1% as compared to the same period in 2018. In 7 months, there were 4,387 turns of capital contribution and share purchase of foreign investors with a total value of capital contribution of 8.52 billion USD, an increase of 77.8% over the same period in 2018, of which 733 turns of capital contribution and share purchase increased the charter capital of the enterprise with the value of contributed capital of 5.70 billion USD and 3,654 turns of foreign investors repurchased domestic shares without increasing the charter capital with a value of 2.82 billion USD.

In seven months of this year, the manufacturing activity attracted the largest foreign direct investment with the registered capital of newly licensed projects reaching 6,059 million USD, accounting for 73.2% of the total newly granted capital; the real estate activities reached 842.7 million USD, accounting for 10.2%; the other sectors gained 1,370.7 million USD, making up16.6%. If including the additional registered capital of the licensed projects in the previous years, the foreign direct investment in the manufacturing activity in 7 months witnessed 9,079.3 million USD, sharing 77.6 % of registered capital; the real estate activities reached 716.1 million USD, making up 6.1%; the other sectors  gained  1,902.6 million USD, representing 16.3%. For capital contribution, share purchase of foreign investors, capital invested in manufacturing activity reached 5,384.9 million USD, accounting for 63.2% of the total value of capital contribution; the real estate activities gained  754.8 million USD, accounting for 8.9%; the other sectors reached 2,381.1 million USD, accounting for 27.9%.

In the whole country, there were 48 provinces and centrally- run cities had  newly licensed foreign direct investment projects in 7 months of 2019, of which Binh Duong had the largest registered capital with 766.2 million USD, accounting for 9.3% of total newly registered capital; followed by Ho Chi Minh City with 688.7 million USD, sharing 8.3%; Tay Ninh 599.4 million USD, making up 7.25%; Bac Ninh: 597.6 million USD, representing 7.22%; Dong Nai with 541.9 million USD, comprising 6.6%; Hai Phong with 412.4 million USD, accounting for 5%; Bac Giang: 400.1 million USD, representing 4.8%; Tien Giang  346.9 million USD, making up 4.2%; Hai Duong with 341.2 million USD, accounting for 4.1%; Ba Ria – Vung Tau 332.6 million USD, accounting for 4%; Da Nang 316.7 million USD, consisting of 3.8%; Ha Noi: 269 million USD, accounting for 3.3%.

Among 65 countries and territories had newly licensed investment projects in Viet Nam in 7 months, China ranked the top with 1,785.6 million USD, accounting for 21.6% of the total newly registered capital; followed by South Korea with 1,473.4 million USD, accounting for 17.8%; Japan: 1,123.7 million USD, accounting for 13.6%; Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (China) 991.6 million USD, representing 12%; Singapore 942.9 million USD, sharing 11.4%; Taiwan 359.1 million USD, making up 4.34%; Thailand: 354.8 million USD, sharing 4.29%; British Vigin Islands 325.6 million USD, accounting for 3.9%.

Vietnam’s outward foreign investment in the first 7 months of this year, 90 projects were granted newly investment certificates with a total capital of 180.1 million USD; 21 projects adjusted capital with the additional capital of 97.3 million USD. Generally, Vietnam’s outward investment (newly granted capital and additionally capital) in 7 months of 2019 reached 277.4 million USD, of which the wholesale and retail; repair of motors vehicles and motorcycles  reached 94.3 million USD, accounting for 34% of total investment capital; the professional, scientific and technical activities achieved 83.4 million USD, accounting for 30.1%; the financial, banking and insurance activities witnessed 37.1 million USD, accounting for 13.4%. In 7 months, Vietnam’s outward invested 30 countries and territories, of which Spain was the leading country with 59.8 million USD, accounting for 21.6% of total investment capital; United Stated 45.7 million USD, comprising 16.5%; Australia with 45.4 million USD, accounting for 16.4%; Cambodia: 38.5 million USD, consisting of 13.9%; Singapore 34.8 million USD, accounting for 12.5%.

  1. State budget revenue and expenditure

In the first 7 months of 2019, the state budget revenue maintained a stable progress and  budget expenditure for development investment ensured timely, debt payment, assurance of national defense, security and social activities and operation of the State apparatus.

The state budget revenue from the beginning of the year to 15th July, 2019 was estimated at 777.7 trillion VND, equaling 55.1% of the yearly estimate, of which domestic revenue was 620.5 trillion VND, equaling 52.9%; revenue from crude oil was 31.1 trillion VND, equaling 69.7%; budget balance revenue from import and export activities was 123.9 trillion VND, equaling 65.5%. In the domestic revenues, tax on state-owned enterprises gained 85.1 trillion VND, equaling 47.9% of the yearly estimate; tax on foreign direct investment enterprises (excluding crude oil) achieved 103.2 trillion VND, equaling 48.3%; taxes on trade and non-state services reached 121.1 trillion VND, equaling 50.1%; personal income tax witnessed 62.6 trillion VND, equaling 55.3%; environment protection tax gained 28.6 trillion VND, equaling 41.4%; land use fee was 61.4 trillion VND, equaling 68.2%.

The state budget expenditure from the beginning of the year to 15th July, 2019 was estimated at 726.2 trillion VND, equaling 44.5% of the yearly estimate, of which recurrent expenditure gained  522.8 trillion VND, equaling 52.3%; expenditure on development investment was 130.5 trillion VND, equaling 30.4%; interest payment was 65.2 trillion VND, equaling 52.2%.

  1. Trade, price, transport and tourism

      a. Retail sales of consumer goods and services

Gross retail sales of consumer goods and services in 7 months in 2019 reached a high growth rate compared to the same period last year (11.6%), purchasing power increased, consumer goods supply in the market was abundant to meet the needs and tastes of the people.

Gross retail sales of consumer goods and services in July were estimated at 415.1 trillion VND, going up by 1.7% over the previous month and up 12.4% over the same period last year, of which: retail sales of goods reached 312.2 trillion VND, up 1.8% and up 13.4%; accommodation and food services revenue reached 51 trillion VND, up 1.4% and up 11%; tourism and traveling services revenue reached 3.9 trillion, up 1.5% and up 7.8%; other services revenue reached 48 trillion dong, up 1.2% and up 8.4%.

Generally for the first 7 months of 2019, gross retail sales of consumer goods and services reached 2,804.8 trillion VND, up 11.6% over the same period last year[9], if excluding the price factor, reaching an increase of 8.74% (the same period in 2018 increased by 8.72%).

By economic activities, retail sales of goods in 7 months reached 2,134.2 trillion VND, accounting for 76.1% of the total and going up by 12.5% over the same period last year. Particularly, cultural and educational items increased by 14.2%; food and foodstuff expanded by 12.8%; vehicles rose by 12.2%; household appliances, tools and equipment increased by 11.4%; garment climbed by 10.7%. Some provinces achieved a good increase as follows: Quang Ninh by 18.9%; Binh Duong by 17.2%; Thanh Hoa by 14.9%; Hai Phong by 14.7%; Bac Ninh by 14.1%; Ho Chi Minh City by 13.9%; Binh Dinh by 13.6%; Hanoi by 13.5%.

The turnover from accommodation and catering services in 7 months was estimated at 337.5 trillion VND, accounting for 12% of the total and rising by 10% over the same period last year, particularly Binh Dinh increased by 18.1%; Quang Ninh soared by 17%; Hai Phong expanded by 16.7%; Can Tho climbed by 15.1%; Nghe An jumped by 14.8%; Khanh Hoa went up by 13.1%; Hanoi increased by 11.1%; Ho Chi Minh City grew by 8.7%.

The revenue from tourism and traveling services in 7 months was estimated at 25.8 trillion VND, accounting for 0.9% of the total and increasing by 12.5% over the same period last year, of which the revenue of Quang Ninh increased by 19.4%; Binh Dinh went up by 18.9%; Khanh Hoa expanded by 16.6%; Ho Chi Minh City accelerated by 15.4%; Lam Dong increased by 10.2%; Thua Thien – Hue grew by 9.3%; Hanoi rose by 7.9%.

Other services revenue in 7 months was estimated at 307.3 trillion VND, accounting for 11% of the total and going up by 6.7% over the same period in 2018, of which the revenue of Can Tho increased by 12.6%; Binh Thuan rose by 12.2%; Da Nang expanded by 10%; Hai Phong grew by 8.8%; Ho Chi Minh City climbed up by 8.1%; Ninh Binh increased by 5.6%; Hanoi expanded by 4.6%.

        b) Export and import of goods

Total import and export turnovers of goods in 7 months of 2019 were estimated at 288.47 billion USD with export turnover of 145.13 billion USD, rose by 7.5% over the same period last year. Notably, the growth rate of 7-month export turnover of the domestic economic sector reached 12.2%, higher than the growth rate of the FDI sector (5.6%) and the proportion of Domestic economic sector tended to increase, accounting for 30.3% of total export turnover (proportion in the same period last year was 29%). Trade balance of goods in 7 months witnessed an estimated trade surplus of 1.8 billion USD.

Export of goods

Export turnover in June 2019 reached 21,428 million USD, 172 million USD lower than the estimated figure, of which petroleum and oil were 70 million USD lower; footwear was 64 million USD lower; wood and wooden products were 44 million USD lower; vegetables and fruits were 40 million USD lower; chemicals were 38 million USD lower; electronic goods, computers and their parts were 29 million USD lower; textiles were 30 million USD higher; iron and steel were 68 million USD higher than estimated.

Export turnover in July 2019 was estimated at 22.60 billion USD, rose by 5.5% over the previous month, of which the domestic economic sector gained 6.99 billion USD, rose by 2.4%; FDI sector (including crude oil) reached 15.61 billion USD, rose by 6.9%. Export turnover of some products in July increased over the previous month: Textile products by 12.8%; machinery, instrument and accessory by 6.4%; electronic goods, computers and their parts by 4.3%; footwear by 3.9%. Compared to the same period last year, export turnover of goods in July increased by 9.3%, of which the domestic economic sector increased by 16.4%, the FDI sector (including crude oil) increased by 6.4%. Export turnover of some products increased moderately: electronic goods, computers and their parts by 19%; footwear by 15.9%; wood and wooden products by 15.4%; textiles, machinery, instrument and accessory by 11.2%.

Generally for 7 months of 2019, export turnover was estimated at 145.13 billion USD, rose by 7.5% over the same period in 2018, of which the domestic economic sector gained 44 billion USD, rose by 12, 2%, accounted for 30.3% of total export turnover; FDI sector (including crude oil) reached 101.13 billion USD, rose by 5.6%, accounted for 69.7% (a decrease of 1.3 percentage points compared to the same period last year).

In 7 months, there were 24 products having export turnover of over 1 billion USD, accounted for 88.1% of total export turnover (4 products had a turnover of over 10 billion USD, accounted for 51.6%), of which phones and their parts achieved the largest export turnover of 27.3 billion USD, accounted for 18.8% of total export turnover, rose by 3.1% over the same period last year; electronic goods, computers and their parts reached 18.6 billion USD, rose by 14.9%; textiles and garments reached 18.3 billion USD, rose by 10.5%; footwear reached 10.4 billion USD, rose by 13.8%; machinery, instrument and accessory reached 9.7 billion USD, rose by 7.2%; wood and wooden products reached 5.7 billion USD, rose by 16.4%; means of transport and spare parts reached 4.9 billion USD, rose by 5.9%; fishery reached 4.6 billion USD, decreasing by 1.9%. Export turnover of some agricultural products in 7 months of this year decreased over the same period last year: Vegetables and fruits reached 2.3 billion USD, dropped 0.3%; coffee reached 1.8 billion USD, dropped 18.7% (the volume decreased by 7.6%); cashew nut reached nearly 1.8 billion USD, dropped 11% (volume rose by 13.8%); rice reached 1.7 billion USD, dropped 14% (volume increased by 0.8%). Particularly, rubber gained 1.1 billion USD, rose by 4.4% (the volume increased by 8.2%) and pepper reached 528 million USD, rose by 1.9% (volume increased by 35.1%).

Regarding the commodity export market in the first 7 months of 2019, the United States was Vietnam’s largest export market with a turnover of 32.5 billion USD, rose by 25.4% over the same period last year; the following was the EU market with 24.3 billion USD, rose by 0.4%; China reached 20 billion USD, rose by 0.1%; ASEAN market reached 15.2 billion USD, rose by 5.5%; South Korea reached 10.7 billion USD, rose by 4.4%.

Import of goods

Import turnover in June 2019 reached 19,495 million USD, 1.7 billion USD lower than the estimated figure, of which import turnovers of some products were much lower than estimated: electronic goods, computers and their parts were 378 million USD lower; machinery, instrument and accessory were 229 million USD lower; fabric was 180 million USD lower; iron and steel were 143 million USD lower; petroleum was 101 million USD lower; crude oil and materials for textile and footwear were 75 million USD lower than estimated.

Estimated import turnovers in July reached 22.4 billion USD, rose by 14.9% over the previous month, of which the domestic economic sector gained 9.3 billion USD, rose by 14.2%; FDI sector reached 13.1 billion USD, rose by 15.4%. Import turnover of some products increased over the previous month: Petroleum by 44%; phones and their parts by 30.2%; automobile by 20.6%; machinery, instrument and accessory by 13.4%; electronic goods, computers and their parts by 12.5%. Compared to the same period in 2018, import turnovers in July increased by 5%, of which the domestic economic sector increased by 14.8%; FDI sector decreased by 1%. Import turnover of some products grew significantly over the same period last year: means of transport and spare parts by 164.3%; coal by 122.1%; automobile by 36.1%; electronic goods, computers and their parts by 19.5%.

Generally, for 7 months of 2019, import turnover was estimated at 143.34 billion USD, rose by 8.3% over the same period in 2018, of which the domestic economic sector reached 60.83 billion USD, rose by 12.6%; FDI sector reached USD 82.51 billion, increased by 5.3%.

In 7 months, there were 28 imported products reaching turnover of over 1 billion USD, accounting for 85.8% of the total import turnover (2 products had a turnover of over 20 billion USD, accounted for 34.2%), of which turnover of some products increased over the same period last year: electronic goods, computers and their parts reached 28.2 billion USD (accounted for 19.7% of total import turnover), rose by 19%; machinery, instrument and accessory reached 20.8 billion USD, rose by 12.7%; fabric reached 7.8 billion USD, rose by 4.6%; plastic reached 5.2 billion USD, rose by 1.5%; automobile reached 4.3 billion USD, increased by 69%. In addition, import turnover of a number of products decreased over the same period in 2018: phones and their parts reached 7.1 billion USD, dropped 4.4%; iron and steel reached 5.7 billion USD, dropped 2.4%; metal reached 3.7 billion USD, dropped 20%.

Regarding imported goods market in the first 7 months of 2019, China remained the largest import market of Vietnam with a turnover of 42 billion USD, rose by 16.9% over the same period last year; the following was the Korean market with 26.6 billion USD, dropped 0.8%; ASEAN market reached 18.8 billion USD, rose by 5.2%; Japan reached 10.5 billion USD, dropped 0.4%; EU market reached 8.29 billion USD, rose by 8.6%; The United States reached 8.27 billion USD, rose by 8.6%.

The trade balance of goods in June saw a trade surplus of 1.9 billion USD[10]; in the first 6 months, trade surplus was 1.6 billion USD; trade surplus in July was estimated at 200 million USD. Generally, in 7 months of 2019, the trade surplus was estimated at 1.8 billion USD[11] (in the same period last year, trade surplus was 2.6 billion USD), of which the domestic economic sector witnessed a trade deficit of 16.8 billion USD; FDI sector (including crude oil) saw a trade surplus of 18.6 billion USD.

        c) Consumer price index, gold price index and US dollar price index

Prices of some input materials tended to increase again; the basic salary applied to civil servants, public employees and the armed forces increased from July 1st, 2019; complicated movements of African swine cholera; the consistent determination of flexible monetary policy to maintain the Government’s goal of macroeconomic stability were the main factors that made the consumer price index in July 2019 increase by 0.18% over the previous month. On average, price index in the first 7 months of 2019 increased by 2.61% over the same period in 2018, this was the lowest 7-month average increase in the past 3 years.[12]

The consumer price index (CPI) in July 2019 gained an increase of 0.18% compared to that in the previous month, of which the CPI of 9/11 groups of goods and services increased, particularly the food and catering services increased by 0.33% (food rose by 0.05%[13]; foodstuff increased by 0.4%[14]). Education increased by 0.22% (education service increased by 0.17%) due to an increase in tuition fees in some localities for the new school year 2019-2020 in line with the roadmap mentioned in the Decree No. 86/2015/ND-CP dated October 2nd, 2015. Culture, entertainment and tourism increased by 0.15% (price of package tourism increased by 0.22%; hotel rose by 0.58%; entertainment services rose by 0.74%); beverage and cigarette increased by 0.12%; garment, hat, footwear increased by 0.1%; household appliances increased by 0.08%; postal service and telecommunications increased by 0.01%; medicine and medical service group increased by 0.02% because the health insurance price index increased by 6.67%[15]; other goods and services increased by 0.94%. Particularly transport, housing and construction materials fell by 0.03%.

The average CPI in the first 7 months of 2019 increased by 2.61% compared to that in the same period in 2018; CPI in July 2019 increased by 1.59% compared to that in December 2018 and expanded by 2.44% over that in the same period last year.

The core inflation in July 2019 increased by 0.23% over that in the previous month and rose by 2.04% against that in the same period last year. Average core inflation in the first 7 months of 2019 increased by 1.89% compared to the same period in 2018.

Domestic gold prices continued to increase according to world gold prices due to geopolitical tensions in the Middle East and the US dollar depreciation. Average world gold price as of July 24th, 2019 increased by 4.04% compared to June 2019. Domestically, the gold price index in July 2019 increased by 4.78% over the previous month; rose by 9.27% compared to December 2018 and rose by 8.3% over the same period last year.

The US dollar price index in July 2019 decreased by 0.56% over the previous month; decreased by 0.27% compared to December 2018 and increased by 1.1% compared to the same period last year.

        d) Passenger and freight transport

Transport activities in the 7 months of 2019 achieved a moderate increase compared to the same period last year in most type of transport, especially the roadway and airway, but the railway transport continued the downward trend in terms of passenger and freight transport.

Passenger transport in July was estimated at 427.4 million persons, an increase of 1.2% over the previous month and 20.8 billion persons.km, a rise of 4.1%. Generally, in the 7 months of 2019, passenger transport reached 2,923.5 million persons, an upturn of 10.1% over the same period last year and 134.8 billion persons.km, a spread of 9.7%, of which domestic transport reached 2,912.5 million persons, an expansion of 10.1% and 104.6 billion persons.km, a growth of 11.1%; overseas transport achieved nearly 11 million persons, an increase of 4.4% and 30.2 billion persons.km, a build-up of 4.9%. By type of transport, passenger transport by roadway reached 2,763 million persons, an increase of 10.4% over the same period last year and 92.6 billion persons.km, an upturn of 10.4%; by inland waterway reached 118.2 million persons, a rise of 5.5% and 2,304.8 million persons.km, an uptrend of 6.7%; by seaway attained 4.5 million persons, an expansion of 5.1% and 265.4 million persons.km, a spread of 5.3%; by airway reached 32.5 million persons, a rise of 8.9% and 37.4 billion persons.km, a growth of 9.1%; passenger transport by railway reached only 5.3 million persons, a decrease of 5% and 2,235.5 million persons.km, a decline of 5.7%.

Freight transport in July was estimated at 139.6 million tons, an increase of 1% over the previous month and 26.7 billion tons.km, a rise of 1%. Generally, in the 7 months this year, freight transport gained 962.6 million tons, an upturn of 8.7% over the same period last year and 183.4 billion tons.km, a rise of 7.2%, of which domestic freight transport reached 943.3 million tons, a growth of 8.8% and 103 billion tons.km, an increase of 10.4%; overseas freight transport reached 19.3 million tons, an upturn of 3% and 80.4 billion tons.km, an increase of 3.4%. Regarding type of transport, freight transport by roadway in the 7 months reached 739.7 million tons, an spread of 9.9% over the same period last year and 49.4 billion tons.km, a rise of 10.1%; by inland waterway reached 173.1 million tons, a buildup of 5.2% and 36.2 billion tons.km, an increase of 5.9%; by seaway reached 46.7 million tons, an expansion of 4.9% and 95.1 billion tons.km, an uptrend of 6.5%; by airway reached 247.1 thousand tons, an increase of 12.7% and 629.6 million tons.km, a rise of 12.2%; by railway reached nearly 3 million tons, a downturn of 10.9% and 2.1 billion tons.km, a decline of 5%.

          e) International visitors to Viet Nam

International visitors to Viet Nam in July 2019 rebounded over the previous month, reaching more than 1.3 million visitors, generally for the 7 months this year the figure reached 9.8 million visitors, of which visitors from Asian countries accounted for a large proportion and reached a high growth rate.

International visitors to Viet Nam in July were estimated at 1,315.8 thousand visitors, an increase of 11% over the previous month and a rise of 10.7% over the same period last year, of which international visitors from Asia, Europe, America, and Africa increased by 12.2 %, 5.4%, 13.4%, and 6%, respectively; otherwise, international visitors from Oceania decreased by 7.7%. Generally, in the 7 months this year, international visitors to Viet Nam were estimated at 9,796.8 thousand visitors, an increase of 7.9% against same period last year, of which international visitors arrived by airway reached 7,704.9 thousand visitors, an upturn of 4.7%; by roadway reached 1,934.3 thousand visitors, a rise of 25.2%; by seaway reached 157.6 thousand visitors, a decline of 11.3%.

In the 7 months of 2019, international visitors from Asia reached 7,600.9 thousand visitors, accounting for 77.6% of total international visitors to Viet Nam, a rise of 8.8% over the same period last year. Of which, visitors from China reached 2,890.3 thousand visitors, a decline of 2.8%; from South Korea, Japan, from Taiwan (China), Malaysia, Thailand, and Singapore reached 2,400.1 thousand visitors (a rise of 22.1%); 524.5 thousand visitors (an upturn of 12.9%), 517 thousand visitors (a growth of 27.6%), 337.3 thousand visitors (a rise of 13.9%), 227.4 thousand visitors (a rise of 48.2%), and 165.5 thousand visitors (an upturn of 4.2%), respectively.

International visitors from Europe were estimated at 1,298.1 thousand visitors, increasing by 5.5% over the same period last year, of which: visitors from Russian Federation, United Kingdom, France, Germany reached 396.8 thousand visitors (a rise of 6.3%), 187.2 thousand visitors (an increase of 4.1%), 174.7 thousand visitors, (a growth of 1%), 133.2 thousand visitors (a spread of 6.1%), respectively. Visitors from the America achieved 607.1 thousand visitors, a rise of 6.4% over the same period last year, of which visitors from the United States attained 465.7 thousand visitors, an upturn of 7.4%. Visitors from Oceania reached 264.4 thousand visitors, a decrease of 0.8%, of which visitors from Australia reached 235.1 thousand visitors, a decline of 0.2%. Visitors from Africa reached 26.3 thousand visitors, rising 8.5% over the same period in 2018.

  1. Social issues

      a) Food shortage among farmers

The situation of food shortage in July was improved, there were only four localities in the whole country with 0.8 thousand households suffering from food shortage, a downturn of 63.8% over the same period in 2018, equivalent to 3.8 thousand the households suffering from food shortage, down by 61%. Generally, in 7 months of 2019, the whole country had 65.7 thousand households suffering from food shortage, reduced 31.7% over the same period last year, corresponding to 265.6 thousand households suffering from food shortage, a fall of 30.7%. To overcome this problem, from the beginning of the year until now, all levels, sectors and organizations from the central to local level supported these households with nearly 3.9 thousand tons of rice.

      b) Epidemic diseases and food poisoning

In July, the situation of hemorrhagic fever was complicated and the number of cases of hemorrhagic fever increased sharply. The whole country witnessed 25.5 thousand cases of hemorrhagic fever (3 deaths), more 2 times than the previous month and 3.6 times than the same period last year; 4 thousand cases of hand, foot and mouth disease; 78 cases of viral encephalitis (1 death); 2 cases of meningococcal meningitis; 3,6 thousand cases of hay fever like measles, of which 931 cases of measles positive (2 deaths); 506 food poisoned persons (4 deaths). Generally, in 7 months of 2019, the whole country had 96.4 thousand cases of hemorrhagic fever (6 deaths); 22.9 thousand cases of hand, foot and mouth disease (2 deaths); 333 cases of viral encephalitis (11 deaths); 13 cases of meningococcal meningitis (1 death); 31 thousand cases of hay fever like measles, of which 5.6 thousand cases of measles positive (3 deaths); and 1,372 food poisoned persons (9 deaths).

As of 18July 2019, the total number of alive HIV-infected persons over the country was 209.5 thousand persons and the number of cases turned to AIDS was 96.69 thousand persons; the number of persons died of HIV/AIDS the whole coutry was 98.35 thousand.

        c) Traffic accident

In this month (from 16 June  to 15 July), there were 1,435 traffic accidents in the whole country, including 806 traffic accidents from less serious to more and 629 traffic collisions, causing 657 deaths, 463 injuries and 640 slight injuries. Compared to the same period last year, the number of traffic accidents in July 2019 increased by 6.2% (The number of traffic accidents from less serious to more increased by 17.7% and the number of traffic collisions decreased by 5.6%); the number of deaths increased by 7.2%; the number of injured increased by 17.8% and the number of slight injuries fell by 6.7%. Remarkably, in the month there were some serious traffic accidents such as: the bus accident occurred on 2 July  in Tien Yen, Quang Ninh province, causing 2 deaths and 18 injuries; the bus accident occurred on 6 July in Dien Chau, Nghe An provice, causing 1 death and 14 injuries; the accident between a car and an electric motorbike on 9 July in Ha Tinh, causing 3 deaths; the accident between SE1 train and car occurred on 9 July in Quang Ngai province, causing 2 deaths and 3 injuries; the bus accident happened on July 16 in Dak Lak, causing 1 deaths and 10 injuries; Especially, on 23 July in Kim Thanh district, Hai Duong province, there were 3 traffic accidents in succession, causing 7 deaths and 2 injuries.

Generally, in 7 months of 2019, there were 9,820 traffic accidents in the whole country, including 5,210 traffic accidents from less serious to more and 4,610 traffic collisions, causing 4,467 deaths, 2,794 injuries and 4,676 slight injuries. Compared to the same period last year, the number of traffic accidents in 7 months of this year a cut down of 5.1% (The number of traffic accidents from less serious to more decreased by 2.2%; the number of traffic collisions a fall of 8.2%); the number of deaths decreased by 5.3%; number of injuries a drop of 2.2% and the number of slight injuries reduced 10.9%. On average, the whole country had 46 traffic accidents occurred a day in 7 months, including 24 traffic accidents from less serious to more and 22 traffic collision, causing 21 deaths, 13 injuries and 22 slight injuries.

        d) Damages caused by natural disasters

In July 2019, natural disasters occurred mainly storms, heavy rain, thunderstorms and landslides in some localities, causing 16 deaths and mising and 38 injuries; 92 houses were hit by landslide, swept away and more than 2 thousand houses were roof ripped-off and damaged; 2.7 thousand hectares of rice and arable crops were flooded and damaged. According to preliminary reports from localities, the total value of property damage caused by natural disasters in the month was estimated nearly 176 billion VND. Generally for 7 months, natural disasters killed 34 deaths and missing, 47 injuries; 156 houses were hit by landslide, swept away; more than 3 thousand houses were roof ripped-off and damaged; 3.7 thousand hectares of rice and arable crops were flooded and damaged. The total value of loss was estimated about 239 billion VND in 7 months.

        e) Environmental protection, fire and explosion prevention

In July, the 1,602  cases of violating regulations of environment protection were found, including 1,563 cases were addressed with total fine of more than 14.6 billion VND. Generally, in 7 months, there were 7,096 cases of violating regulations of environment protection in the whole country, of which 6459 were addressed with total fine of more than 66 billion VND.

In July 2019, there were 493 fires and explosions in the whole country, causing 2 deaths and 15 injuries, with an estimated loss of nearly 104 billion VND. Generally, in 7 months, there were 2,404 cases of fire and explosion, causing 65 deaths and 113 injuries, loss was estimated about 781 billion VND./.

GENERAL STATISTICS OFFICE


[1] Locality was not recorded African swine fever was Ninh Thuan.

[2] The price of white shrimp of type 70 / kg ranges from VND 79,000-84,000 / kg; 100 pieces / kg ranged from 73,000-75,000 VND / kg.

[3] Source: National Enterprise Registration Information System, Business Registration Management Agency, Ministry of Planning and Investment.

[4] Compared to the same period last year, the number of enterprises increased by 9.7%; the registered capital rose by 14%.

[5]  In the first 7 months of 2018, the number of newly registered enterprises increased by 3.9% over the same period last year; the registered capital went up 11.6%; the average registered capital of an enterprise rose by 7.4%.

[6] The rate of realized investment of the state budget in July compared to the yearly plan of the period of 2015-2019 was respectively: 9.5%; 8.6%; 8.3%; 8.0% and 8.5%. The rate of realized investment of the state budget in 7 months of the year compared to the yearly plan of the period of 2015-2019 was respectively: 53.2%; 47.6%; 45.2%; 43.3% and 44.9%.

[7] The growth rate of investment capital of the state budget in July compared to the same period previous year of 2015-2019 was 11.3%; 13.5%; 7.8%; 10.3% and 6,2%, respectively. The growth rate of investment capital of the state budget in 7 months of the year compared to the same period previous year of 2015-2019 was 11.3%; 6.4%; 12%; 6.4%; 9.7% and 3.9%. respectively

[8] Number of newly granted projects in 7 months of years 2015-2019 was respectively: 1,068; 1,408; 1,378; 1,656 and 2,064 projects. The realized foreign direct investment in the years 2015-2019 was: 7.4 billion USD; 8.6 billion USD; 9.1 billion USD; 9.9 billion USD and 10.6 billion USD, respectively.

[9] Which was lower than the rate of 7 months in 2018 but higher than that of 7 months in 2015-2017. Growth rate of gross retail sales of consumer goods and services of 7 months in 2015-2019 compared to the same period previous was as follows: 10.8%; 10%; 10.4%; 12%; 11.6% respectively.

[10] Trade surplus in June was estimated at 400 million USD.

[11] Particularly, the trade surplus to the EU reached 16 billion USD, dropped 3.4% compared to the same period last year; trade deficit from China was 22 billion USD, rose by 38.2%; trade deficit from South Korea was 15.9 billion USD, dropped 4%; trade deficit from ASEAN of 3.6 billion USD, rose by 4.3%.

[12] Average CPI in the first 7 months of 2017, 2018, 2019 respectively increased over the same period last year 3.91%; 3.45% and 2.61%.

[13] Mainly due to the increase of 1.99% for wheat and other cereals (corn price increased 0.67%; potato price increased 3.99%; cassava price increased 1.29%), while rice price decreased by 0.09 %.

[14] In particular, the price of pork increased by 0.81% over the previous month because the Asian swine cholera caused a decrease in the supply (making the overall CPI increase by 0.03%), accordingly, the price of roasted meat and sausages increased by 0.32%; prices of canned and other processed meat increased by 0.24%. In addition, the price of poultry eggs of all kinds increased by 0.25%; prices of fresh and chilled fish increased by 0.5%; other fishery products prices increased by 0.11%; prices of fresh vegetables increased by 0.76% …

[15] The basic salary increased from July 1st, 2019 according to Decree No. 38/2019/ND-CP dated May 9th, 2019.