Vietnam’s total outbound investment in 2018 was an estimated 432 million USD, according to the General Statistics Office.


Of that number, 376.2 million USD was poured into 149 new projects while the remaining 56 million USD was pledged to existing projects.

A breakdown of sectors shows the banking and financial sector received the largest share of Vietnamese investment at 105.8 million USD, equivalent to 24.5 per cent of the total investment, followed by 82.9 USD million to retail, wholesale and vehicle repair.

The agricultural sector received 52.3 million USD (12.1 per cent) and manufacturing received 52.1 million USD (12 per cent).

Among the 38 countries and territories where Vietnamese investors are active, Laos was the largest recipient with 81.5 million USD, followed by Australia and the United States, which received 55.5 million USD and 53 million USD, respectively.-VNA