During the first half of the year, the CPI rose by 6.73%, compared to the same period in 2012. It is forecast that the CPI for the whole of 2013 will total circa 6.2%. With regard to the GDP, the second quarter witnessed an increase of 5.0% in comparison with the same period in 2012.
The total new registered and additional FDI during the first six month of the year reached about US$10.5 billion, increasing by 15.9% when compared to the same period last year. The property sector still ranks second in terms of the total FDI, after the manufacturing sector, with circa US$419. 7 million, accounting for approximately 4.0% of the total investment. Among the 41countries that have newly registered FDI into Vietnam in the first half of this year, Singapore continues to be the leading investor, making up around 40.0% of the total newly investment into Vietnam, followed by Russia (17.5%), and Japan (16.5%).
Source : Cushman & Wakefield