Processing and manufacturing remained the most attractive sector to foreign investors during the period. (Photo: vietnamfinance.vn)
Implemented capital of FDI project reached an estimated USD14.22 billion, a year-on-year increase of 7.3%.
Accordingly, 2,759 new projects were licensed with registered capital of USD10.97 billion, 77.7% of the same period last year while 1,037 ongoing projects registered an additional capital of USD4.79 billion, 86.4% of the same period last year.
Foreign investors eyed 6,502 capital contributions and share purchases with a total value of USD10.4 billion, a year-on-year rise of 82.3% and making up nearly 39.8% of the total.
Exports of the foreign-invested area, including crude oil, posted USD134.73 billion, a year-on-year increase of 5% or equivalent to 69.3% of export turnover while the figure excluding crude oil was USD133.21 billion, up 5.1% or equivalent to 68.6% of export turnover.
Imports of the area posted USD109.45 billion, up 5.5% or equivalent to 58.1% of import turnover.
Processing and manufacturing remained the most attractive sector to foreign investors during the period, drawing 18.09 billion USD, accounting for 69.1% of the total pledged FDI capital. It was followed by property trading at USD2.77 billion (10.6% of the total) and wholesale and retail at nearly USD1.4 billion (5.4%).
Among 109 countries and territories investing in Vietnam, Hong Kong (China) topped the list with USD5.89 billion, accounting for 65.4% of the total. Followings were the Republic of Korea, Singapore, and Japan./.