More than 14,000 enterprises established in two months
The average registered capital per new enterprise reached VND10.6 billion (US$466,000), an increase of 29.9% against the same period of last year.
However, in February alone, more than 5,400 enterprises were established, with VND62.2 trillion (US$2.74 billion) worth of registered capital, a decrease of 39.3% in the number of enterprises and 31% in registered capital compared to January.
The fall in number of newly established enterprises was due to a long Tet holiday in late January and early February.
The first two months of this year also saw more than 7,900 enterprises resume their operations, up 7.6% compared to the corresponding period last year.
In the meantime, about 2,500 enterprises were dissolved, up 14.9% compared to the same period of 2016, including more than 2,300 enterprises with a registered capital of less than VND10 billion (US$440,000) while more than 16,300 enterprises registered to suspend operations.
The sectors that attract the participation of a large number of labourers include the processing and manufacturing industry, wholesale and retail sales, automobile and motorcycle repairs and construction, among others.