Afghanistan: Capital investment, percent of GDP

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Capital investment as percent of GDP

 Latest value 13.00
 Year 2021
 Measure percent
 Data availability 1960 - 2021
 Average 10.74
 Min - Max 5.18 - 19.11
 Source The World Bank
For that indicator, we provide data for Afghanistan from 1960 to 2021. The average value for Afghanistan during that period was 10.74 percent with a minimum of 5.18 percent in 1967 and a maximum of 19.11 percent in 1962. The latest value from 2021 is 13 percent. For comparison, the world average in 2021 based on 154 countries is 24.00 percent. See the global rankings for that indicator or use the country comparator to compare trends over time.
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Afghanistan - Capital investment, percent of GDP - Recent values chart

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Afghanistan - Capital investment, percent of GDP - historical chart - 1960-2021

The capital investment in Afghanistan and other countries is calculated as the purchases of new plant and equipment by firms, as percent of GDP. A high number is good for long-term economic growth as current investment leads to greater future production.
Definition: Gross capital formation (formerly gross domestic investment) consists of outlays on additions to the fixed assets of the economy plus net changes in the level of inventories. Fixed assets include land improvements (fences, ditches, drains, and so on); plant, machinery, and equipment purchases; and the construction of roads, railways, and the like, including schools, offices, hospitals, private residential dwellings, and commercial and industrial buildings. Inventories are stocks of goods held by firms to meet temporary or unexpected fluctuations in production or sales, and "work in progress." According to the 1993 SNA, net acquisitions of valuables are also considered capital formation.

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