HCM City and Hà Nội lead e-business index

February 27, 2017 | 10:47 am GMT+7

HCM City and Hà Nội continue to lead Vietnamese localities in e-commerce, The Việt Nam E-commerce Association (Vecom) announced at the 2017 Việt Nam Online Business Forum in Hà Nội on February, 24.


The announcement came from the 2016 e-Business Index (EBI), based on a survey from more than 3,500 businesses in 54 provinces and cities across the country.
HCM City took the lead with 78.6 points, followed by Hà Nội (75.8 points). Other localities in the top five include Đà Nẵng (52.8 points), Bình Dương (43) and Hải Phòng (42.2).
Meanwhile, the five provinces with the lowest points are Yên Bái (23.7 point), Tuyên Quang (23.2), Bắc Kạn (22.6), Cà Mau and Lạng Sơn (21.2).
The gap between the country’s two economic hubs remains  large compared with other localities. The EBI was first published in 2012 with the purpose of evaluating the application of e-commerce and comparing the development among localities.
The index was based on four criteria: information technology infrastructure and human resources, transactions between businesses and customers (B2C), transactions between businesses and businesses (B2B) and transactions between businesses and state agencies (G2B).
Of these, Hà Nội has the highest index in human resources and infrastructure with 93.7 point, followed by HCM City with 85.5 point.
Meanwhile, HCM City topped the B2C index with 72.4 points, followed by Hà Nội, Bình Dương and Hải Phòng. For the B2B category, HCM City also leads with 77 points, followed by Hà Nội and Đà Nẵng.
For the last category, Đà Nẵng received highest valuation on the satisfaction of G2B transaction, gaining 81 points, followed by HCM City and Hà Nội.
The 2017 Việt Nam Online Business Forum will take place in HCM City on March 3.