Foreign direct investment into Vietnam rose by 9.2 percent from a year earlier to USD 1.55 billion in January 2019. In addition, FDI pledges for new projects, increased capital and stake acquisitions - which indicate the size of future FDI disbursements - surged 51.9 percent to USD 1.9 billion. The manufacturing and processing industry is set to receive the largest amount of investment (62.4 percent of total pledges), followed by professional activities, science and technology (9.7 percent) and real estate (9.3 percent). Japan was the biggest source of FDI pledges in January (19 percent of total pledges), followed by South Korea (18.3 percent) and China (16.1 percent). Foreign Direct Investment in Vietnam averaged 6.34 USD Billion from 1991 until 2019, reaching an all time high of 19.10 USD Billion in December of 2018 and a record low of 0.40 USD Billion in January of 2010.
Foreign Direct Investment in Vietnam is expected to be 4.50 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 20.50 in 12 months time. In the long-term, the Vietnam Foreign Direct Investment is projected to trend around 22.50 USD Billion in 2020, according to our econometric models.