As of February 20, 514 foreign direct investment (FDI) projects were licensed in Viet Nam with the total registered capital of US$2.445 billion, up 25.1% in the number of projects and 75.7% of capital against the same period last year, according to the General Statistics Office.
The manufacturing and processing industry takes the lead in attracting the newly-registered and additional capital over the recent two months of 2019.
A total number of 176 FDI projects added the capital of nearly US$855 million, a year-on-year increase of 22.1%.
In the reviewed period, the total newly-registered and additional capital reached nearly US$3.3 billion, up 57.8% while the realized FDI capital was estimated at US$2.58 billion, up 9.8%.
As much as US$5.17 billion worth of capital contribution and share purchases was recorded in two months, 4.1 times higher than the corresponding period last year.
Bac Ninh ranks first in attracting foreign investment in the first two months of the year with US$428.3 million, making up 17.5%.
Viet Nam invested US$6.25 million overseas in the first two months of 2019.