Wed. Jun 12th, 2024

Newly registered and expanded foreign direct investment (FDI) capital in
Vietnam totalled over 630 million USD in January and February, a
year-on-year decrease of 61.9 percent.

Statistics
released by the Foreign Investment Department under the Ministry of
Planning and Investment shows that up until February 20, newly
registered FDI was 532 million USD, down 53.9 percent from a year
earlier.

There were 31 projects with total expanded
capital of 98.3 million USD, or 19.7 percent of those of the same period
last year, statistics show.

From January 1 to February 20 of this year, 14 sectors received
foreign investment. The processing and manufacturing sectors attracted
44 new projects with newly registered and expanded capital of 408.9
million USD, or 64.9 percent of total capital registered during the
first two months of 2013.

Healthcare and social
assistance followed with newly registered and expanded capital
equivalent to 12.7 percent of total capital.

Japan
was the largest investor in Vietnam , with 258 million USD of newly
registered and expanded capital, or 40.9 percent of all FDI in
Vietnam . Japan is followed by Taiwan ( China ) and Singapore
with newly registered and expanded capital of 81.4 million USD (12.9
percent) and 56 million USD (8.9 percent) respectively.

Southern Dong Nai province attracted the most FDI with 214.35 million
USD of newly registered and expanded capital, accounting for 34 percent
of total capital. Southern Binh Duong province ranked second and
northern Hai Phong province third.-VNA

By vivian