(measure: billion U.S. dollars; Source: The World Bank)
* indicates monthly or quarterly data series
United Kingdom: Capital investment, billion USD
For that indicator, The World Bank provides data for the United Kingdom from 1970 to 2018. The average value for the United Kingdom during that period was 260.94 billion U.S. dollars with a minimum of 31.6 billion U.S. dollars in 1970 and a maximum of 575.11 billion U.S. dollars in 2007.
The latest value from 2018 is 493.07 billion U.S. dollars. For comparison, the world average in 2018 based on 150
countries is 145508413817.92 billion U.S. dollars.
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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. Data are in current U.S. dollars.