Dominica: Capital investment, percent of GDP

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Capital investment as percent of GDP

 Latest value 32.70
 Year 2018
 Measure percent
 Data availability 2006 - 2018
 Average 18.14
 Min - Max 13.30 - 32.70
 Source The World Bank
For that indicator, we provide data for Dominica from 2006 to 2018. The average value for Dominica during that period was 18.14 percent with a minimum of 13.3 percent in 2015 and a maximum of 32.7 percent in 2018. The latest value from 2018 is 32.7 percent. For comparison, the world average in 2018 based on 163 countries is 24.46 percent. See the global rankings for that indicator or use the country comparator to compare trends over time.
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Dominica - Capital investment, percent of GDP - historical chart - 2006-2018

The capital investment in Dominica 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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 Capital investment, percent of GDP 32.70 2018 percent
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