Hanoi – The total inflows of foreign investment in Vietnam this year to May 20, including new and added investment and contributions for share purchases by foreign investors, reached
nearly 10.86 billion USD, down 7.3% year-on-year, but up 10.6 percentage points
as compared with the figure in the first four months of this year, the Foreign Investment
Agency (FIA) under the Ministry of Planning and Investment reported.
Of the sum, more than 5.26 billion USD was injected
into 962 new projects, representing year-on-year increases of 27.8% in value
and 66.4% in value, the agency said.
According to the agency, 1,278 transactions of capital
contribution for share purchases were recorded in the period with a combined
value of nearly 3.32 billion USD, down 5.6% in number of transactions but up 67.2% in value.
investment with additional capital of nearly 2.28 billion USD, a drop of up to
59.4% from the corresponding time last year.
The processing and manufacturing sector was the
largest recipient of FDI, with more than 6.64 billion USD, accounting for 61.2%
of the total pledges, followed by finance-banking, real estate, and
Among the 82 countries and territories investing in
Vietnam during the period, Singapore took the lead with over 2.53 billion USD, making
up more than 23.3% of the accumulative figure.
Japan and China came second and third with nearly
2.1 billion USD and some 1.61 billion USD, respectively. Other large investors
included Taiwan (China), Hong Kong (China), and the Republic of Korea.
Foreign investments were poured into 50 out of the
63 cities and provinces, of which Hanoi received the most, with about 1.87 billion
USD, accounting for about 17.2% of the sum, followed by the northern province
of Bac Giang, and HCM City, Binh Duong, and Dong Nai provinces in the south.
However, HCM City topped the list in the numbers of new
and adjusted projects, and capital contribution for share purchases./.