The Ministry of Planning and Investment's Foreign Investment Agency also revealed that in the first two months of the year, Vietnam attracted FDI worth US$3.34 billion, or 98.2% of the figure of the same period last year.
Of this total, US$1.83 billion came from manufacturing and processing firms, accounting for 54.6% of the nation’s total registered capital.
Construction ranked second with US$345.4 million and estate trading ranked third with US$312.1 million.
January saw nearly US$1.25 billion of FDI poured into Vietnam, equal to 75.9% of the figure in the same period last year.
In 2017, Vietnam remained an attractive destination for foreign investors with total FDI capital registered in the country hitting a record high of US$35.88 billion, up 44.4% year on year.
FDI disbursement last year also reached a record high, increasing by 10.8% to US$17.5 billion.