FDI pledges — which indicate the size of future FDI disbursements — fell 12% in the January-March period from a year earlier to $8.9 billion, according to the Ministry of Planning and Investment.
Vietnam received $4.42 billion in foreign direct investment (FDI) in the first quarter, up 7.8% from a year earlier, the Ministry of Planning and Investment said on Monday.
FDI has been a key driver of Vietnam’s economic growth. Companies with FDI account for around 70% of the Southeast Asian country’s exports, Reuters reported.
FDI pledges — which indicate the size of future FDI disbursements — fell 12% in the January-March period from a year earlier to $8.9 billion, the ministry said in a statement.
Ministry of Planning and Investment said in a statement, of the pledges, 59.5% are to be invested in manufacturing and processing, while 30.3% would go to real estate.
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