The agency’s report revealed that up to 64 per cent of FDI registered in the country in 2016 was pumped into manufacturing and processing while automobile and motorbike wholesale, retail and repair and real estate industries accounted for 8 per cent and 7 per cent of the nation’s total FDI, respectively.
South Korea remained Viet Nam’s leading source of foreign investment with $7 billion (28.8 per cent of the total). Japan came second with $2.58 billion (10.62 per cent), and Singapore was third with $2.41 billion (9.9 per cent).
HCM City led cities and provinces nationwide in attracting FDI, luring $3.42 billion (14 per cent of the total). The northern port city of Hai Phong came next with $2.98 billion (12.26 per cent). Ha Noi, Binh Duong and Dong Nai followed with $2.79 billion, $2.36 billion and $2.23 billion, respectively.