FDI indicators rise against 2013

08:50 | 27/12/2014

VGP – As of December 15, the disbursed volume of foreign direct investment (FDI) reached US$12.35 billion, up 7.4% compared to the same period last year and up 2.9% against the plan set for 2014, official statistics show.

According to the Foreign Investment Agency, under the Ministry of Planning and Investment, Viet Nam granted investment certificates to as many as 1,588 new projects with the total registered capital of US$15.64 billion, a year-on-year increase of 9.6%.

Other 594 projects increased investment capital by US$4.58 billion, equal to 62.4% of the same period last year.

In total, foreign investors have pledged to pour US$20.23 billion in Viet Nam in 2014, compared to the preset target of US$17 billion.

The manufacturing and processing sector took lead in attracting foreign investment with 774 newly-registered projects worth US$14.49 billion, making up 71.6% of this year’s FDI inflow.

The real estate sector ranked second with 35 projects capitalized at US$2.54 billion, accounting for 12.6%, followed by the construction sector which lured US$1.05 billion.

The Republic of Korea is the largest investor with the committed volume of US$7.32 billion, followed by Hong Kong, Singapore and Japan with US$3 billion, US$2.79 billion and US$2.05 billion, respectively.

The Northern province of Thai Nguyen topped the list of FDI attraction this year with US$3.35 billion, accounting for 16.6%, followed by Ho Chi Minh City with US$3.1 billion, Dong Nai US$1.83 billion, Bac Ninh US$1.58 billion, Binh Duong US$1.46 billion and Khanh Hoa US$1.25 billion./.

By Thuy Dung