Foreign investors had poured US$1.51 billion into Viet Nam as of January 20, a 4.1% increase over the same period last year, according to the Ministry of Planning and Investment (MPI).
Singapore topped the list of the 33 countries and territories investing in Viet Nam, with US$680.7 million, accounting for 33.8% of the total.
China was second with US$618 million, followed by Hong Kong with US$221.3 million.
Forty-six existing projects registered to add capital totalling US$472.2 million, up 41.4% year-on-year.
Forty-seven new projects were granted investment registration certificates, a year-on-year decline of 81.8%, while the registered capital topped US$1.3 billion, down 70.3%.
Meanwhile, capital contributions and shares purchases by foreign investors stood at US$220.8 million, down 58.7%.
Real estate ranked second with nearly US$179 million, followed by transportation and warehousing and agro-forestry-fisheries with US$111.9 million and US$60.4 million, respectively.
Foreign investors pumped capital into 14 sectors in the period, with processing and manufacturing holding the lead at nearly US$1.54 billion, representing 76.4% of the total.
By Vien Nhu