New Caledonia: Capital investment, percent of GDP

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 New Caledonia

Capital investment as percent of GDP

 Latest value 27.79
 Reference 2017
 Measure percent
 Source The World Bank

For that indicator, we provide data for New Caledonia from 1981 to 2017. The average value for New Caledonia during that period was 28.56 percent with a minimum of 14.04 percent in 1985 and a maximum of 42.44 percent in 2010. The latest value from 2017 is 27.79 percent. For comparison, the world average in 2017 based on 170 countries is 24.51 percent. See the global rankings for that indicator or use the country comparator to compare trends over time.
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The capital investment in New Caledonia 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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