The number of newly-established enterprises in all 17 sectors in the economy grew in June for the first time since the beginning of the year, after tens of thousands of companies were forced to shut their doors because of COVID-19.
According to the Ministry of Planning and Investment, more than 13,700 companies were newly founded during the month, with a total capital of nearly VND139.15 trillion (US$6 billion), up 27.9% and 23.4%, respectively.
Those in education and training rose 58.8% year-on-year, with capital up 133.2%.
A similar trend was seen in accommodation and catering services, which recorded an increase of 45.3% in the number of new enterprises and a 305.9% rise in registered capital compared to the same period last year.
In real estate, the number of newly-established enterprises grew 44.5% while registered capital was up 41.5%.
In the first half of this year, more than 62,000 enterprises were newly founded nationwide, a year-on-year decline of 7.3%, compared to -10.5% in the first five months and -13.2% in the first four months.