Faroe Islands: Capital investment as percent of GDP
For that indicator, we provide data for the Faroe Islands from 1998 to 2015. The average value for the Faroe Islands during that period was 22.99 percent with a minimum of 15.84 percent in 2011 and a maximum of 32.4 percent in 2007.
The latest value from 2015 is 21.49 percent. For comparison, the world average in 2015 based on 167
countries is 24.55 percent.
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The capital investment in the Faroe Islands 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.