Vietnam attracted US$21 billion in foreign direct investment (FDI) capital last year with disbursement hitting the highest ever number of $15.8 billion, up 9 percent over the previous year, reported the General Statistics Office of Vietnam yesterday.
At present, the country has 2,556 new licensed projects with the total registered capital of $15.18 billion, up 27 percent in project number and 2.5 percent in capital.
1,225 projects registered to supplement $5.76 billion in investment funds, up 50 percent in project and 20 percent in additional capital.
Besides, foreign investors purchased shares of over 2,500 businesses and economic organizations with the total value of $3.4 billion.
Hai Phong city led the country in FDI attraction with $2.46 billion, followed by Hanoi with $1.92 billion and Binh Duong with $1.6 billion.
Processing and manufacturing was the most attractive field with $9.8 billion. Real estate was ranked second with over $1.5 billion.