The consumer price index in the first quarter of 2013 was at a relatively low level, increasing by 6.91% compared with the first quarter of 2012. However, inflation may still accelerate. According to the General Statistics Office of Vietnam, this quarter’s gross domestic product grew by 4.89% compared with the same period in 2012.
The total new registered and additional foreign direct investment (FDI) in this quarter reached around US$6.0 billion, increasing 63.6% year-on-year. The property sector still ranks second in total FDI after the manufacturing sector with nearly US$250 million, accounting for approximately 4.1% of the total investment. This figure has reduced significantly compared to the first quarter of 2012. Japan remains the leading investor in Vietnam, contributing more than 50.0% of the total investment in Vietnam; followed by Singapore, then South Korea
Source : Cushman & Wakefield