Vietnam MarketView Q4 2018

 Vietnam GDP              HCMC GDP            Hanoi GDP                VN-Index
         7.08% y-o-y                      8.10% y-o-y                    7.12% y-o-y                      9.32% y-o-y

*Arrows indicate change from the same period of the previous year.

  • Vietnam’s economy continued to perform well in 2018, with GDP growth estimated at 7.08% y-o-y, the highest growth rate since 2008. Implemented FDI in 2018 surged 9.14% y-o-y, while Industrial Production Index increased 10.2% y-o-y.
  • Condominium market: In 2018, HCMC and Hanoi welcomed approximately 30,000 newly launched units in each city. As Hanoi market witnessed the launch of some large-scale townships targeting mid-end buyers, the share of this segment in new launch supply for the year expanded significantly in Hanoi, while that decreased in HCMC.
  • Office market: The market in 2018 continued to favor the landlords in both Hanoi and HCMC, due to limited new supply while demand remained strong. As a result, vacancy rates had y-o-y decreases while asking rents increased in both cities of HCMC and Hanoi, though more noticeably in HCMC.
  • Retail market: New supply in both HCMC and Hanoi is concentrated in the non-CBD areas. In HCMC, non-CBD projects on average witnessed a slight decrease both in terms of rent and vacancy rate, while in Hanoi both metrics had a slight increase. CBD performances were relatively stable for both cities.