Realized FDI capital rises 3.8% in 7 months. (Photo:

The complicated developments of the COVID-19 epidemic in July 2021 made realized FDI capital in July decrease by 14.3% from the same period last year and by 39.7% from the previous month. However, in the first 7 months of the year, the realized capital still increased.

From the beginning of the year, the country raked 16.7 billion USD in FDI capital, down 11.1% from the same period last year.

Of this, 10.13 billion USD came from 1,006 newly-registered projects, up 7% year on year, and 4.54 billion USD was added to 561 existing projects, a year-on-year decrease of 3.7%. Capital contribution and share purchases by foreign investors dropped by 55.8% to 2.05 billion USD.

Foreign investors poured capital in 18 sectors in Vietnam. Specifically, the processing and manufacturing industry attracted the most capital of over 7.9 billion USD, accounting for 47.2% of the total registered investment capital. It was followed by electricity production and distribution with 5.49 billion USD, accounting for 32.8%; real estate with 1.16 billion USD, and; wholesale and retail business with nearly 631 million USD.

Over the past 7 months, 86 countries and territories have invested in Vietnam. Of which, Singapore leads with total investment capital of 5.92 billion USD, followed by Japan with 2.54 billion USD.

Notably, FDI capital from Singapore and Japan was mainly in the form of new investment, accounting for 81% and 68.3% of the total registered capital of the two countries, respectively.

The Mekong Delta province of Long An was the largest recipient of FDI with 3.58 billion USD, followed by Ho Chi Minh City (1.78 billion USD) and Binh Duong (1.33 billion USD)./.