Vietnam attracts US$22.8 billion in FDI in 2015

Thursday, 07 January 2016
Viet Nam attracted US$22.8 billion in Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) in 2015 and disbursed US$14.5 billion in the capital, witnessing respective year-on-year increases of 2.5% and 17.4%, according to the Foreign Investment Agency, under the Ministry of Planning and Investment.

As of December 20, 2,013 projects were licensed with a total registered capital of US$15.578 billion and 814 projects added capital of US$7.18 billion.



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Manufacturing, processing lure most FDI

The manufacturing and processing sector lured most FDI with US$15.23 billion in 955 newly-registered projects and 517 with additional capital, accounting for 66.9% of the total capital.

The electricity production and distribution and real estate came in second and third  with US$2.8 billion and US$2.39 billion in 17 and 46 FDI projects, respectively.

Foreign-invested sector posts trade surplus of US$17.15 billion

The foreign-invested sector in 2015 raked in US$115.1 billion in export earnings and imported goods worth US$97.9 billion.

It resulted in a trade surplus of US$17.15 billion.

Some large foreign-invested projects were licensed in the year including Samsung Display Viet Nam which asked for an additional capital of US$3 billion and Duyen Hai 2 Thermal Power Plant with a total investment of US$2.4 billion.

RoK – largest investor in VN

The Republic of Korea was the largest investor in Viet Nam with 702 newly-registered projects and 260 capital-added projects, capitalizing at US$6.72 billion, accounting for 29.6% of the total. It was followed by Malaysia and Japan with US$2.47 billion and US$1.84 billion, making up 10.9% and 8.1%, respectively.

Van Hai (Source: VGP)

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