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As of March 11, 2020 | Consolidated by B&Company Vietnam & BEAN Survey team
The COVID-19 outbreak has disrupted the lives of hundreds of millions of people worldwide only 2 months after the first case was found in Wuhan (China), creating uncertainty for the whole world. Since the mechanism of this virus has not been fully understood, no one could be sure until when the epidemic would last, let alone the consequent increase of economic instability. Read More “An overview of COVID-19 outbreak affecting on Vietnamese social-economy”
Television has long been a main source of entertainment, but nowadays, as the content unfolds in real-time and more people are more busy, they want to watch whatever, whenever and wherever they want instead of gathering the entire family around the TV to watch a show that is aired in a certain time. Though being the youngest comparing with traditional TV services, pay TV services (cable, satellite, IPTV), OTT TV is in the spotlight. Read More “The future of television in Vietnam”
The development of Vietnam non-public higher education sector has been performing well in the recent years. With appealing revenue and profit, there are both increased numbers in students and schools. Despite all the growth in the market, there are still targets set by government that have not been met, indicating the potential is still high for the years to come.
Food Delivery Service has been in business since the 20th century, especially for Chinese cuisine. Since Pizza Hut launched their delivery service in 1994, this market has become a billion-dollar business. However, as in many other sectors, the rise of digital technology is reshaping the market. Food Delivery now can be applied to any kinds of food and the emergence of 3rd party companies providing platform-to-consumer delivery services have made the market even hotter.
Vietnam is not an exception. Vietnam’s revenue in the food delivery market reached USD 146 million in 2018, according to Statista. In particular, the restaurant-to-consumer delivery reached USD 117 million, while platform-to-consumer delivery accounted for USD 32 million, and grew 46% in a year from 2017 to 2018. As a forecast for the future, the overall CAGR in the Vietnamese market from 2017 to 2023 is 28.5%. In comparison, 3rd party services are expected to be 41.6%, and further growth is predicted in the future.
Vietnam is gaining popularity as a travel destination. According to TripAdvisor, Hanoi ranked 15th in the world’s 25 top tourist destination ranking in 2019. As stated in Japan Association of Travel Agents survey, Vietnam is ranked 5th among overseas travel destinations in the summer vacation selected by the Japanese.
On the back of the recent tourism boom, Vietnam’s aviation market has been growing rapidly. According to the Airport Council International (ACI), a non-profit organization representing the world’s airports, Vietnam is expected to be the fastest emerging aviation market in the world in 2017-2040 period. The rest of top 10 include India, Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, the Philippines, Indonesia, Colombia, Mexico, and Malaysia. Comparing to 2017, the number of passengers in 2018 is estimated at 106 million, increased by 12.9%. ACI also estimated passenger transport would grow by 7.8% annually until 2022.
According to GSO, their GDP per capita was increased to USD 2,587 in 2018, raised 8.3% over 2017. Along with that, Vietnam healthcare expenditure per capita has increased over the years, in 2016 it reached around USD 123, increased 5% comparing to 2015 and 38% compared to 2011. This expenditure also accounted for 5.66% of the GDP. Besides, up to May 2019, the number of people participating in public health insurance has reached a rate of 89% of the population, exceeding 2.2% over the Government’s goal. Those indexes may indicate that the citizens’ awareness of health has increased.
There are various factors to believe that Vietnam has perfect environment for cashless payment to develop.
The first factor is the enthusiastic support from the Government as they signed a new policy to encourage cash-free transaction and reduce cash-based deals in the country to less than 10 percent of total market transactions by 2020. In keeping with the plan, at least 70% of water, electronics, and telecommunication service providers will be asked to accept cash-free payments from individuals and households. According to World Bank, in 2017, Vietnam has the lowest bank account ratio among ASEAN with 30.8% of the population aged 15 and above, this means cash still dominates as a payment option because it’s compulsory to own bank accounts to use the cashless payment methods in Vietnam. However, the Government expected this index will increase at least to 70% by the end of 2020. Besides, the end of the 1st quarter of 2019, there are 158 million bank cards issued, increased 16% compared with the 1st quarter of 2018 and more than twice the current population age 15 and up. From 2017 to 2018, transactions made through ATM grew 112% in volume terms to 879 million transactions while transactions via POS accelerated 138% to 208 million transactions.
The market is quite potential, fast-growing and less occupied by domestic brands
The Vietnam cosmetic market is ranked 6th in the ASEAN region in terms of revenue according to Statista data. This year its revenue is estimated to amount to 341 mils. USD in the skincare segment and 102 mils. USD in the make-up segment. In the next 5 years, 2019-2023, these 2 segments are expected to grow annually by 2.9% and 6.1% respectively; predicting make-up segment to become the fastest growing in the region.
Ambitious objectives for renewable energy capacity for Vietnam till 2030
Vietnam electricity demand is forecasted to surge to 572-632 billion kWh by 2030, an increase with CAGR 2021-2030 of around 8% – 8.5%. Even though Vietnam’s power production has been dominated by coal; hydropower and gas for many years, developing renewable energy is an undeniably important strategy for the country in the long-term. Read More “Positive prospect for investment on solar energy in Vietnam”
Bright future for cloud computing
The market for cloud computing in Vietnam is growing fast. According to a report by Microsoft and Singapore National University announced in 2017, among ASEAN countries, Vietnam has the highest rate of increase in expenditure on Cloud with CAGR at 64,4% in the period 2010 – 2016, compared to the average 49% of the ASEAN region.