Foreign direct investment (FDI) into Vietnam rose 7.6% from a year earlier to $5.92 billion in the first four months of the year, according to Ministry of Planning and Investment data.
Pledges of FDI — which indicate the size of future disbursements — fell 11.7% to $10.8 billion in the January to April period, the ministry added.
The figures showed 57.2% of pledges were for manufacturing and processing, while 26.1% would go to real estate, it said.
Singapore was the top source of FDI pledges in the period, followed by South Korea and Denmark.
- Reuters, with additional editing by George Russell