According to data by the General Statistics Office, foreign direct investment (FDI) capital reached US$20.22 billion since the beginning of this year until November 20, up 17 percent over the same period last year.
A total of 1,855 projects had been licensed as of November 20 with a total capital of US$13.55 billion, up 30 percent in number and 1.1 percent in capital. 692 projects approved in previous years supplemented an extra of US$6.67 billion.
FDI capital disbursement for the last 11 months was estimated to hit US$13.20 billion, a year on year increase of 18 percent.
The most invested industry was processing and manufacturing with nearly US$13 billion accounting for 64 percent of total registered capital.
The second most attractive was production and distribution of electricity, gas, hot water, steam and air conditioners with US$2.78 billion, accounting for 13.7 percent.
Real estate lured US$2.33 billion holing 11.5 percent and other industries drew US$2.18 billion holding 10.8 percent.
There were 47 cities and provinces in the country successfully attracting new FDI projects during 11 months.
HCMC saw the largest registered capital with US$2.55 billion accounting for 18.8 percent of the country’s total number, followed by Tra Vinh province with 2.52 billion and Dong Nai province US$14.6 billion equivalent to 19 and 11 percent respectively.
Of 56 nations and territories having new FDI projects in Vietnam, the largest investors were South Korea, Malaysia and the United Kingdom.