Newly registered FDI capital rises 48.5% in first month of 2023

Tuesday, 31/01/2023 14:56
As of January 20, total FDI capital in Vietnam reached 1.69 billion USD, down 19.8% compared to the same period last year, according to the General Statistics Office (GSO).
FDI investment attraction in Bac Giang continues to rise. (Photo: VNA)

Despite a decrease in the total FDI capital in Vietnam, the country licensed 153 new FDI projects with a total registered capital of 1.2 billion, a 48.5% increase in number of projects and a 3.1-fold rise in capital compared to the same period last year.

Among the newly-registed FDI projects, those related to wholesale and retail, and repair of automobiles, motorcycles, motorbikes and other motor vehicles made the largest proportion at 651.9 million USD, accounting for 54.1% of the total.

It was followed by processing and manufacturing industry at 351.2 million USD, accounting for 29.1%, and the remanining industries at 201.9 million USD, accounting for 16.8%.

According to GSO, in January 2023, among 28 countries and territories with newly-licensed projects in Vietnam, Singapore was the country’s biggest investor with 767.6 million USD, making up 63.7%, followed by China with 198.2 million USD, making up 16.4%

In January 2023, realized foreign direct investment capital in Vietnam was estimated at 1.35 billion USD, down 16.3% from the same period last year; in which, the processing and manufacturing industry reached 1.05 billion USD, accounting for 77.6% of the total.

In the opposite direction, Vietnam’s investment abroad this month has 3 new projects granted investment certificates with a total capital of 126.6 million USD from the Vietnamese side, 2.9 times higher than the same period last year. In addition, there was 1 project with increased capital of 140.4 million USD.

In general, the total investment capital of Vietnam abroad reached 126.7 million USD, 3.4 times higher than the same period last year./.