|The strong growth of the Vietnamese equity market between 2016 and early 2018 helped increase the number of trading accounts from 1.71 million in 2016 to nearly 2.18 million in 2018. - Photo tinnhanhchungkhoan.vn|
HÀ NỘI – The number of trading accounts rose by 260,000 to reach nearly 2.2 million as of the end of 2018, according to the Vietnam Securities Depository (VSD).
Of the total, 2.14 million accounts or 98.2 per cent were individual Vietnamese investors.
The number was only 2.2 per cent of the country’s total population (nearly 97 million), which was modest, according to VSD.
The number of foreign investor accounts at the end of 2018 was nearly 28,300 – up 5,733 from the previous year.