During the first half of the year, CPI rose by 6.73% compared to the same period in 2012. It is forecast that CPI for 2013 will total approximately 6.2%. With regard to GDP, Q2 witnessed an increase of 5% in comparison with the same period of 2012.
Total new registered and additional Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) during the first six months of the year reached US$10.5 billion, an increase of 15.9% when compared to the same period last year. The property sector still ranks second in total FDI after manufacturing, with circa US$419.7 million of investment accounting for approximately 4% of total FDI. A total of 41 countries have newly registered FDI in Vietnam in the first half of this year. Singapore continues to be the leading investor, accounting for 40% of total new investment into Vietnam, followed by Russia (17.5%) and Japan (16.5%).
Source : Cushman & Wakefield