Specifically, the capital was poured into 1,219 newly-registered projects and 389 ongoing projects, up 22.9% and 11.5% year on year, respectively.
During the period, implemented FDI capital hit USD8.5 billion, an 8.5% increase over a year earlier.
Foreign investors invested in 17 sectors with manufacturing and processing attracting the largest capital of USD10.35 billion in 634 newly-registered projects and 290 existing projects. The capital accounted for 77.7% of the total FDI capital in Vietnam.
Followings were real estate business at USD1.82 billion (13.7%) and wholesale and retail at more than USD322 million.
Among fifty-five countries and territories invested in Vietnam, the Republic of Korea taking the lead at USD5.26 billion (39.5%), followed by the UK at USD1.25 billion (9.39%) and British Virgin Islands at USD973.6 million (7.3%).
Bac Ninh topped 49 localities attracting the most FDI capital in the eight months with USD3.33 billion, making up 25% of the total. Ho Chi Minh city ranked second at USD2.42 billion (18.2%) and Dong Nai stood at the third place at USD1.13 billion (8.5%)./.