As per statistics of the Agency, in the first six months of the year, foreign investors have made 2,749 transactions to contribute capital and buy shares worth US$4.1 billion, a year-on-year rise of 82.4 percent.
In all, new FDI capital in the month totals $20.33 billion, up 5.7 percent against the same period a year earlier.
Of which, 1,366 fresh FDI projects issued business licenses with total registered capital of $11.8 billion, equal to 99.7 percent compared to same period last year. Additionally, 507 operational projects had the nod to inject an extra $4.43 billion, up 86.2 percent against the year-ago period.
New FDI capital is mainly poured into 17 sectors. The processing-manufacturing sector caught investors’ eyes making up the biggest proportion of capital contributions and share acquisitions with $7.91 billion, which accounts for 38.9 percent of the total registered capital.
The realty estate followed the second rank with investment of $5.54 billion accounting for 27.3 percent of total registered capital. The retail sector ranked third with $1.5 billion accounting for 7.4 percent of total.
Among 86 countries and territories with fresh investment projects in Vietnam in half of the year, Japan took the lead with $6.47 billion (accounting for 31.8 percent of total registered capital), followed by South Korea with $5.06 billion (24.9 percent); and Singapore with $2.39 billion (11.8 percent).
The FDI projects approved this month are in 55 provinces and cities. Among these, Hanoi has the highest volume of $5.87 billion (28.9 percent of total registered capital), followed by Ho Chi Minh City with $3.68 billion (18.1 percent), Ba Ria – Vung Tau province with $1.93 billion (9.5 percent).