Vietnam lured US$25.48 billion in foreign direct investment FDI in the first 9 months of 2017, up 34.3% compared to the same period last year.
Of the total, US$14.5 billion went to 1,844 new projects, while US$6.75 billion was added to 878 underway ones, and US$4.16 billion was worth company shared bought by foreign investors.
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As of September 20, US$12.5 billion of FDI was disbursed, up 13.4% compared to the same period last year.
Exports of the FDI sector (including crude oil) reached US$110.8 billion, up 21% year on year, and accounting for 71.9% of the country’s total export revenue. Meanwhile, the sector’s exports (excluding crude oil) hit US$108.5 billion, an increase of 20.8% over the same time in 2016.
So far this year, foreign investors invested in 18 areas, mostly in the processing and manufacturing sector with US$12.64 billion, or 49.6% of total FDI.
Production and distribution of power was the second most attractive sector, which lured US$5.37 billion (21%), followed by the wholesale and retail sector with US$1.58 billion (6.2%).
By Linh Bui