Vietnam attracted a total of $27.72 billion in foreign direct investment (FDI) as of December 20, equal to 89% of the figure of the same period last year, according to the Ministry of Planning and Investment.
Specifically, there were 2,036 newly-registered FDI projects worth $12.45 billion, up 17.1% year-on-year in the number of projects, but down 18.4% in value.
Meanwhile, 1,107 projects had their capital adjusted, with a total amount of $10.12 billion, up 12.4% and 12.2% year-on-year, respectively.
There were also 3,566 capital contributions and share purchases with a total amount of $5.15 billion, down 6.1% and 25.2%, respectively.
Among 108 nations and territories pouring capital into Vietnam this year, Singapore ranked first with $6.46 billion. It was followed by the Republic of Korea ($4.88 billion), and Japan ($4.78 billion).
Also in 2022, Vietnam’s outbound investment, including both newly-registered and adjusted capital, reached nearly $534 million.
Of the total, there were 109 new projects valued at $426.6 million, up 78.7% year-on-year in the number of projects, and 4.3% in value.
Vietnamese investors poured capital into 29 nations and territories, with Singapore ranking first with $79.5 million.