Investment by country: the latest data

The table shows the total value of physical capital formation, i.e. the purchase of plant, machinery, and equipment as well as land improvements and the construction of roads, railways, schools, offices, hospitals, private residential dwellings, and commercial and industrial buildings. The data are reported on a quarterly basis.

The first column of numbers shows the latest numbers made available by the national authorities. The next two columns show the percent change from the previous quarter and the percent change from the same quarter last year. Note that the investment data are in nominal terms so that changes over time represent changes in amounts as well as prices.

Looking across countries, investment is about 20 percent of GDP and its fluctuations are a major contributor to the business cycle. It is typically investment that sharply declines during recessions and leads during economic expansions. It responds to economic growth as firms try to position themselves in an expanding economy and, also, leads economic growth as investment enhances the productive capacity of the economy.

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value
Change
three months
Change
twelve months
Q3 / 2017
95.51
-6.82%
3.99%
Q3 / 2017
407.07
9.34%
33.48%
Q3 / 2017
269.97
52.86%
7.83%
Q3 / 2017
107.01
-6.31%
6.80%
Q3 / 2017
22.46
3.30%
10.45%
Q3 / 2017
3.36
-5.48%
-22.60%
Q3 / 2017
6.73
13.41%
21.35%
Q3 / 2017
24.65
-2.64%
-2.39%
Q1 / 2017
0.22
14.52%
14.34%
Q2 / 2017
12.11
15.86%
6.79%
Q2 / 2017
12.55
1.42%
-5.29%
Q3 / 2017
263.92
6.09%
2.96%
Q3 / 2017
2.19
54.22%
13.41%
Q3 / 2017
4.91
-4.66%
5.90%
Q3 / 2017
129.33
2.99%
2.24%
Q2 / 2017
9265.92
4.88%
-1.91%
Q3 / 2017
55269.00
0.73%
-0.46%
Q3 / 2017
1336.20
2.72%
-8.64%
Q3 / 2017
18.80
-1.99%
3.91%
Q3 / 2017
0.63
-7.49%
12.58%
Q3 / 2017
328.62
7.72%
7.78%
Q3 / 2017
107.59
-1.04%
3.02%
Q3 / 2017
197.56
-1.69%
11.41%
Q3 / 2017
6.12
-0.06%
-2.29%
Q2 / 2017
138.30
-7.80%
14.87%
Q3 / 2017
1.28
-14.43%
16.51%
Q3 / 2017
13.69
5.62%
11.50%
Q3 / 2017
128.87
1.06%
5.32%
Q3 / 2017
2.87
9.19%
5.52%
Q3 / 2017
170.63
1.23%
5.67%
Q3 / 2017
4.60
-12.91%
-8.33%
Q3 / 2017
139.89
-3.60%
3.08%
Q3 / 2017
2398.50
10.51%
23.47%
Q3 / 2017
153.28
6.59%
19.08%
Q3 / 2017
10607.87
-0.74%
6.32%
Q4 / 2017
1181082.95
5.84%
10.26%
Q1 / 2017
956998.55
14.12%
59.20%
Q3 / 2017
13.20
-42.63%
-43.49%
Q3 / 2017
64.97
5.27%
3.28%
Q3 / 2017
71.22
-5.99%
4.12%
Q4 / 2017
33649.20
4.14%
2.94%
Q3 / 2017
1.55
21.60%
21.34%
Q3 / 2017
2.10
6.33%
7.06%
Q3 / 2017
2.14
-14.24%
-0.73%
Q3 / 2017
17.45
-7.31%
-19.65%
Q3 / 2017
46.17
11.04%
-3.60%
Q3 / 2017
0.56
12.19%
1.47%
Q2 / 2017
18.90
1.69%
6.54%
Q3 / 2017
1208.84
2.12%
3.65%
Q3 / 2017
9.66
29.71%
11.48%
Q4 / 2017
2421.35
56.08%
40.80%
Q3 / 2017
0.25
-8.49%
8.78%
Q4 / 2017
39.53
10.38%
7.38%
Q3 / 2017
16.69
2.21%
5.30%
Q2 / 2017
29.20
1.99%
5.37%
Q4 / 2017
206.15
6.06%
4.92%
Q1 / 2017
0.76
-3.85%
1.83%
Q3 / 2017
7833.21
24.43%
8.31%
Q3 / 2017
39.08
13.54%
6.52%
Q4 / 2017
1066.53
10.74%
8.53%
Q3 / 2017
82.75
7.48%
4.51%
Q3 / 2017
7.81
-0.25%
10.93%
Q3 / 2017
57.28
6.79%
-12.22%
Q3 / 2017
63.51
43.46%
15.32%
Q3 / 2017
4758.10
9.73%
6.10%
Q3 / 2017
122.26
-17.90%
-12.41%
Q3 / 2017
221.64
11.78%
9.11%
Q3 / 2017
23.80
-1.34%
-4.55%
Q3 / 2017
4.94
17.11%
12.23%
Q3 / 2017
1.96
-2.74%
8.11%
Q2 / 2017
212.24
1.66%
-0.46%
Q3 / 2017
138898.50
-0.16%
11.60%
Q3 / 2017
57.74
-5.46%
7.30%
Q3 / 2017
267.95
-12.22%
11.69%
Q3 / 2017
40.77
0.74%
2.42%
Q3 / 2017
909.28
5.62%
-3.54%
Q4 / 2017
909.20
9.13%
1.91%
Q3 / 2017
244.01
6.63%
30.19%
Q4 / 2017
819.45
2.20%
7.23%
Q3 / 2017
119.52
15.51%
27.36%
Q3 / 2017
85.19
1.02%
4.26%