During the first half of the year, CPI rose by 6.73% compared to the same period of 2012. It is forecast that CPI for the whole of 2013 will total circa 6.2%. With regard to GDP, Q2 witnessed an increase of 5% in comparison with the sameperiod of 2012.
Total new registered and additional FDI during the first six month of the year reached approximately US$10.5 billion, increasing by 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, and accounting for approximately 4% of total investment. A total of 41 countries have newly registered FDI into Vietnam in the firsthalf 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