Vietnam attracted nearly 20.21 billion USD in foreign direct investment (FDI) from the beginning of this year to September 20, up 7.7% year-on-year, according to the Foreign Investment Agency under the Ministry of Planning and Investment.
Vietnam attracted nearly 20.21 billion USD in foreign direct investment (FDI) during January-September. (Photo: VNA)
In the period, there were 1,924 newly-registered projects with a total capital of 10.23 billion USD, up 66.3% and 43.6% year-on-year, respectively.
Meanwhile, over 5.15 billion USD was added to 934 existing projects, down 39.7% and up 22.8% year-on-year, respectively.
The value of capital contribution and share purchase deals increased by 47% to 4.82 billion USD.
The manufacturing and processing sector continued leading in FDI attraction, with over 14 billion USD, down 5.9% year-on-year, followed by real estate with close to 1.94 billion USD, down 45%, and finance and banking with 1.54 billion USD, a 63.8-fold rise compared to that of the same period last year.