Vietnam’s FDI inflow in 2017 skyrockets

In 2017, Vietnam received more than US $17 billion, an increase of 7.6% compared to 2016.

At the end of Q3 2017, Vietnam’s government announced that the country expects to attract more than $16 billion of disbursed FDI, with the majority of funds flowing into export-oriented industries, followed by energy and high-tech.

The latest data shows that the forecast was correct, as the disbursed FDI reached $17 billion at the end of 2017. In addition, FDI pledges were on a 10-year high, reaching $35 billion. Almost 2/3 of the disbursed FDI went into manufacturing and processing industries, followed by real estate (16%).

South Korea remains the most active investor to Vietnam, while Japan and Singapore follow on the 2nd and 3rd place respectively.


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