The funds comprise newly registered capital, additional capital, capital contribution and share purchase from foreign investors.
Specifically, 2,714 projects were granted with investment certificates with the total capital of US$15.78 billion, down 20.3 percent over a year ago; 954 projects registered to supplement $7.4 billion, dropping 7.4 percent.
Foreign investors made 5,882 capital contributions and share purchases with the total value of $7.6 billion, increasing 44.4 percent.
The most invested field is manufacturing and processing with $14.2 billion accounting for 46.2 percent of total registered capital, followed by real estate with $6.5 billion and wholesale and retail with $3.1 billion.
A total of 108 nations and territories have invested in Vietnam. The biggest investor is Japan with $8 billion making up 25.9 percent of total investment capital. South Korea ranks second with $6.8 billion and Singapore third with $4.1 billion.
In 59 provinces and cites luring FDI investment, Hanoi attracted most with $6.3 billion accounting for 20.4 percent. It is followed by HCMC with $5.6 billion and Hai Phong city with $2.49 billion.
Despite down FDI capital, disbursement was up 3.1 percent to reach $16.5 billion.