In Q1, FDI enterprises made an estimated export turnover of US$ 58.51 billion, representing a year-on-year rise of 4.7 pc, the Ministry of Industry and Trade (MoIT) reported.
Including crude oil, the FDI sector earned US$41.46 billion of export turnover, occupying 70.9pc of total export volume.
Overseas shipment of the processing and manufacturing industry grew 6.1pc in Q1, contributing 83.8pc of total export turnover.
Nine commodities earned over US$ 1 billion of export turnover of which seven gained over US$ 2 billion of export turnover.
The MoIT reported that in Q1, FDI enterprises engaged in 18 sectors especially the processing and manufacturing industry which absorbed US$ 8.4 billion, accounting for 77.7pc of total registered capital.
On the other hand, in Q1, the FDI sector imported US$ 33.89 billion of goods, up 6pc against the same period last year.
Hence, in the first three months, the sector ran a trade surplus of US$ 7.57 billion.