From January to May, Vietnamese enterprises made outbound investments in 16 sectors, mostly focusing on mining, accounting for 43.1% of the total capital, followed by manufacturing and processing industry (23.9%); and trading and retail (8.3%).

A project of Vietnam's enterprise in Laos (Photo:

Sixteen countries and territories received Vietnamese investment during the period. Of them, the Netherlands took the lead, accounting for 40.1%. Laos came second, holding 36.8%, followed by the U.S. and New Zealand.

As of May 20, Vietnam had 1,733 operational projects abroad with a total investment of over 22.25 billion USD.

The majority of its overseas investments came towards to mining sector, 31.6%, and the agro-forestry-fishery sector, 15.6%.

Countries with the largest investment from Vietnam were Laos (24.8%), Cambodia (13.1%) and Venezuela (8.2%).

Source: VNA