As of February 20, Viet Nam counted the FDI inflows of nearly US$3.1 billion, a year-on-year decrease of 38 percent, reported the Ministry of Planning and Investment.
Of the figure, US$535.4 million were added to 133 projects currently underway, down 85.1 percent in value and down 6.3 percent in the number of projects.
Foreign investors poured US$797.9 million into 440 sale purchases deals, up 3.7 percent in value.
Among 17 sectors receiving funds in two months, processing and manufacturing industry took the lead with US$2.17 billion, making up 70.1 percent of total FDI commitments.
It was followed by real estate with US$396.9 million, retail sales US$202.1 million and logistics and warehousing US$141.9 million.
Singapore led the 51 nations and territories investing in Viet Nam with US$978.4 million, accounting for 31.6 percent, followed by Chinese Taipei US$407.1 million and the Netherlands US$369 million.
The northern province of Bac Giang lured the highest amount of FDI over the recent two months with over US$824.3 million. The southern metropolis Ho Chi Minh City came second with US$369.1 million.
As of February 20, disbursed capital hit US$2.55 billion, down 4.9 percent.
During the reviewed period, the FDI sector gained US$38.4 billion from exporting (including crude oil), down 5.3 percent while the import value attained US$33 billion, down 10.9 percent.