As disbursement rises, newly-registered and additional capital falls in first seven months of the year.
Some $7.4 billion in foreign direct investment (FDI) was disbursed from January to July, equal to 109.6 per cent of the figure for the same period last year, according to the Foreign Investment Agency under the Ministry of Planning and Investment. $1.1 billion was disbursed in July.
Newly-registered capital in July was $3.3 billion, a slight rise compared to June. The total of newly-registered and additional capital from January to July was $8.8 billion, equal to 92.4 per cent of last year’s figure. Newly-registered capital was $6.9 billion in the seven months, an increase of $100 million compared to same period last year. Additional capital was only $1.8 billion, equal to 70 per cent of the figure last year. $1.3 billion belonged to 245 projects in manufacturing and processing.
In July the three sectors attracting most FDI were manufacturing and processing, with $1.95 billion, real estate with $1.23 billion, and wholesale, retailing and repair with $18 million.
The FDI sector continued to record a trade surplus in the first seven months, with $65.69 billion in export turnover (including crude oil) and $56.6 billion in import turnover.