Vietnam: Key Sectoral Opportunities and Risks (A&M)

Several demographic and economic factors position Vietnam as a key destination for further investment in the years ahead:

  • Vietnam’s young population of 97 million people is benefiting from better standards of education and increased workforce participation: the number of Vietnamese active in the workforce has grown by 40% in 20 years.
  • This growth is fueled by urbanization, which is driving disposable incomes higher and creating enterprise clusters centered on Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City.
  • Vietnam is increasingly seen as a viable alternative to China as a manufacturing destination. Manufacturing accounted for around 25% of total investment in 2019, and further growth will require significant focus on electricity and renewable energy capacity.
  • New trade deals like the EU-Vietnam Free Trade Agreement (EVFTA) and the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP) promise to increase Vietnam’s regional and global competitiveness. READ MORE

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