Foreign direct investment into Vietnam increased by 3.1 percent from a year earlier to USD 16.5 billion in January-November 2018. Meanwhile, FDI pledges for new projects, increased capital and stake acquisitions fell 6.8 percent to USD 30.8 billion. The manufacturing (46.2 percent of the total pledges) and real estate sectors (21.3 percent) received the most pledged foreign funds in the eleven-month period, followed by wholesale & retail trade (10 percent). Japan was the biggest source of investment (25.9 percent), followed by South Korea (22.3 percent) and Singapore (13.4 percent). In 2017, Vietnam received a record USD 17.5 billion in FDI. Foreign Direct Investment in Vietnam averaged 6.28 USD Billion from 1991 until 2018, reaching an all time high of 17.50 USD Billion in December of 2017 and a record low of 0.40 USD Billion in January of 2010.

Foreign Direct Investment in Vietnam is expected to be 19.10 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 14.10 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.

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Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2018-09-26 07:30 AM Foreign Direct Investment $13.25B $11.25B $13.2B
2018-10-26 03:45 AM Foreign Direct Investment $15.1B $13.25B $15.1B
2018-11-26 08:15 AM Foreign Direct Investment $16.5B $15.1B $16.5B
2018-12-28 07:30 AM Foreign Direct Investment $19.1B
2019-09-26 07:30 AM Foreign Direct Investment 14.10
2019-10-26 03:45 AM Foreign Direct Investment


Vietnam Trade Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Balance of Trade 400.00 -400.00 2258.00 -3888.00 USD Million [+]
Current Account 1244.00 4300.00 9471.00 -10823.00 USD Million [+]
Current Account to GDP 2.90 3.00 6.00 -12.70 percent [+]
Imports 22000.00 22000.00 22000.00 740.00 USD Million [+]
Exports 21600.00 21600.00 23481.00 537.00 USD Million [+]
External Debt 86952.00 77827.00 86952.00 10345.00 USD Million [+]
Terms of Trade 100.50 103.42 109.77 94.81 Index Points [+]
Foreign Direct Investment 16.50 15.10 17.50 0.40 USD Billion [+]
Tourist Arrivals 1301.90 1205.20 1431.80 529.40 Thousand [+]
Terrorism Index 0.00 0.00 0.31 0.00 [+]
Capital Flows 2295.00 3000.00 10710.00 -5250.00 USD Million [+]
Crude Oil Production 239.00 241.00 415.00 125.00 BBL/D/1K [+]

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Vietnam Foreign Direct Investment

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Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
16.50 15.10 17.50 0.40 1991 - 2018 USD Billion Monthly
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