In the first seven months of Y2018, total foreign investment capital flowing to Vietnam is reported at nearly US$23B, including FDI and FII. It shows the increase of 4.6% YTD. Among US$23B of investment, US$18.15B is derived from new registerd and increased FDI.
Manufacturer and Estates sector are still two most attractive investment sectors. Hanoi took the first place ahead of Ho Chi Minh in the first time with US$6.17B in the first 7 months of 2018. Sumitomo Corporation, a Japanese Real Estate firm, informed to invest in a real esate in surounding area in Hanoi with the registered capital of US$4.1B. Japan, with the support from Sumitomo's project, maintains their leading FDI country in Vietnam in 2018, followed by Korea.
In the trade-war between USA and China, FDI flow is forecasted to affect not so seriuosly. However, as USA left TPP last year, GDP Vietnam was forecasted to increase just slightly.