Foreign direct investment into Vietnam declined 5 percent from a year earlier to USD 2.45 billion in January-February 2020. In addition, FDI pledges, which indicate the size of future FDI disbursements, plunged 23.6 percent in the year to USD 6.47 billion. The electricity distribution sector is set to receive the largest amount of investment (60.2 percent of total pledges) followed by manufacturing and processing (27.3 percent). Singapore was the main source of FDI pledges, followed by China and South Korea.

Foreign Direct Investment in Vietnam averaged 6.60 USD Billion from 1991 until 2020, reaching an all time high of 20.38 USD Billion in December of 2019 and a record low of 0.40 USD Billion in January of 2010. This page provides - Vietnam Foreign Direct Investment - actual values, historical data, forecast, chart, statistics, economic calendar and news. source: Ministry of Planning and Investment, Vietnam

Foreign Direct Investment in Vietnam is expected to be 5.00 USD Billion by the end of this quarter, according to Trading Economics global macro models and analysts expectations. Looking forward, we estimate Foreign Direct Investment in Vietnam to stand at 22.50 in 12 months time. In the long-term, the Vietnam Foreign Direct Investment is projected to trend around 27.00 USD Billion in 2021, according to our econometric models.


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Vietnam Foreign Direct Investment

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
2.45 1.60 20.38 0.40 1991 - 2020 USD Billion Monthly
Current Prices, NSA


Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2019-11-25 09:40 AM Nov $17.62B $16.21B $18.4B
2019-12-25 04:00 AM Dec $20.38B $17.62B $22.5B
2020-01-29 06:50 AM Jan $1.6B $20.38B $2.0B
2020-02-25 09:30 AM Feb $2.45B $1.6B $2.9B
2020-03-26 08:30 AM Mar $2.45B $5B
2020-04-26 08:30 AM Apr $6.5B
2020-05-29 08:30 AM May $7.8B
2020-06-28 08:30 AM Jun $10.1B


News Stream
FDI into Vietnam Falls 5% in Jan-Feb
Foreign direct investment into Vietnam declined 5 percent from a year earlier to USD 2.45 billion in January-February 2020. In addition, FDI pledges, which indicate the size of future FDI disbursements, plunged 23.6 percent in the year to USD 6.47 billion. The electricity distribution sector is set to receive the largest amount of investment (60.2 percent of total pledges) followed by manufacturing and processing (27.3 percent). Singapore was the main source of FDI pledges, followed by China and South Korea.
2020-02-25
FDI into Vietnam Rises 3.2% in January
Foreign direct investment into Vietnam increased 3.2 percent from a year earlier to USD 1.6 billion in January 2020. In addition, FDI pledges, which indicate the size of future FDI disbursements, surged 179.5 percent in the year to USD 5.3 billion. The gas, water and electricity distribution sector is set to receive the largest amount of investment (89.7 percent of total pledges) followed by manufacturing and processing (7.9 percent). Singapore was the main source of FDI pledges, followed by Hong Kong and China.
2020-01-29
FDI into Vietnam Rises 6.7% in 2019
Foreign direct investment into Vietnam rose 6.7 percent to USD 20.38 billion in 2019 from USD 19.10 billion in 2018. In addition, FDI pledges for new projects, increased capital and stake acquisitions - which indicate the size of future FDI disbursements – increased 7.2 percent in the year to USD 38.02 billion. The manufacturing and processing industry are set to receive the largest amount of investment (64.6 percent of total pledges) followed by real estate (10.2 percent). South Korea was the main source of FDI pledges in the period, followed by Hong Kong and Singapore.
2019-12-26
FDI into Vietnam Rises 6.8% in January-November
Foreign direct investment into Vietnam rose 6.8 percent year-on-year to USD 17.62 billion in January to November of 2019. In addition, FDI pledges for new projects, increased capital and stake acquisitions - which indicate the size of future FDI disbursements – surged 3.1 percent from a year earlier to USD 31.8 billion. The manufacturing and processing industry are set to receive the largest amount of investment (68 percent of total pledges) followed by real estate (10.4 percent).
2019-11-25