Sri Lanka: Capital investment, percent of GDP

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 Sri Lanka

Capital investment as percent of GDP

 Latest value 34.39
 Year 2022
 Measure percent
 Data availability 1960 - 2022
 Average 23.85
 Min - Max 12.53 - 39.73
 Source The World Bank
For that indicator, we provide data for Sri Lanka from 1960 to 2022. The average value for Sri Lanka during that period was 23.85 percent with a minimum of 12.53 percent in 1965 and a maximum of 39.73 percent in 2017. The latest value from 2022 is 34.39 percent. For comparison, the world average in 2022 based on 142 countries is 24.55 percent. See the global rankings for that indicator or use the country comparator to compare trends over time.
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Sri Lanka - Capital investment, percent of GDP - Recent values chart

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Sri Lanka - Capital investment, percent of GDP - historical chart - 1960-2022




The capital investment in Sri Lanka 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 34.39 2022 percent
 Capital investment, in dollars 25.59 2022 billion U.S. dollars
 Household consumption, percent of GDP 62.01 2022 percent
 Household consumption, in dollars 46.14 2022 billion U.S. dollars
 Household consumption 5,168.43 Q3/2023 billion
 Consumption as percent of GDP 74.86 Q3/2023 percent
 Consumption growth 6.86 Q3/2023 percent
 Investment 1,226.76 Q3/2023 billion
 Investment as percent of GDP 17.77 Q3/2023 percent
 Investment growth -13.74 Q3/2023 percent
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