Investment by country: the latest data

The table shows the total value of physical capital formation, i.e. the purchase of plant, machinery, and equipment as well as land improvements and the construction of roads, railways, schools, offices, hospitals, private residential dwellings, and commercial and industrial buildings. The data are reported on a quarterly basis.

The first column of numbers shows the latest numbers made available by the national authorities. The next two columns show the percent change from the previous quarter and the percent change from the same quarter last year. Note that the investment data are in nominal terms so that changes over time represent changes in amounts as well as prices.

Looking across countries, investment is about 20 percent of GDP and its fluctuations are a major contributor to the business cycle. It is typically investment that sharply declines during recessions and leads during economic expansions. It responds to economic growth as firms try to position themselves in an expanding economy and, also, leads economic growth as investment enhances the productive capacity of the economy.

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value
Change
three months
Change
twelve months
Q4 / 2017
125.90
35.51%
4.53%
Q4 / 2017
440.39
7.35%
38.61%
Q4 / 2017
436.49
61.68%
18.98%
Q4 / 2017
113.94
5.81%
3.75%
Q4 / 2017
24.01
7.19%
5.16%
Q3 / 2017
3.36
-5.48%
-22.60%
Q4 / 2017
9.33
38.60%
30.83%
Q4 / 2017
28.09
13.81%
3.61%
Q3 / 2017
0.19
-26.23%
-2.97%
Q3 / 2017
13.40
10.61%
9.03%
Q2 / 2017
12.55
1.42%
-5.29%
Q4 / 2017
268.03
1.55%
7.55%
Q4 / 2017
1.29
-34.74%
16.68%
Q4 / 2017
5.56
13.40%
10.06%
Q4 / 2017
126.93
-2.63%
7.20%
Q4 / 2017
11315.29
21.55%
3.77%
Q4 / 2017
52736.00
1.25%
0.44%
Q4 / 2017
1497.30
11.95%
-6.20%
Q4 / 2017
17.70
-5.85%
2.96%
Q4 / 2017
1.66
147.78%
55.71%
Q4 / 2017
360.78
9.84%
8.14%
Q4 / 2017
116.61
7.89%
2.91%
Q4 / 2017
226.57
13.57%
19.78%
Q4 / 2017
6.38
1.86%
2.67%
Q2 / 2017
138.30
-7.80%
14.87%
Q4 / 2017
1.49
16.22%
6.48%
Q4 / 2017
13.49
-0.46%
5.40%
Q4 / 2017
130.83
1.51%
6.04%
Q4 / 2017
3.52
22.46%
9.05%
Q1 / 2018
159.71
-7.62%
5.23%
Q4 / 2017
7.27
57.51%
25.79%
Q1 / 2018
142.58
-12.69%
6.57%
Q4 / 2017
2442.07
7.07%
16.78%
Q4 / 2017
147.76
-3.36%
5.99%
Q4 / 2017
12373.20
7.93%
20.68%
Q1 / 2018
1126044.28
-4.66%
10.62%
Q1 / 2017
956998.55
14.12%
59.20%
Q4 / 2017
16.75
21.51%
-38.99%
Q1 / 2018
65.87
-1.13%
8.68%
Q4 / 2017
79.08
9.68%
4.54%
Q1 / 2018
36718.60
8.89%
2.15%
Q1 / 2018
1913.49
-58.85%
53.36%
Q3 / 2017
42.05
29.34%
6.52%
Q4 / 2017
1.61
2.97%
13.35%
Q3 / 2017
2.10
6.33%
7.06%
Q4 / 2017
2.50
19.27%
-5.09%
Q4 / 2017
21.24
23.31%
-10.31%
Q4 / 2017
59.90
29.74%
3.53%
Q1 / 2018
85.95
3.98%
0.61%
Q4 / 2017
0.70
23.48%
2.70%
Q4 / 2017
20.22
-4.77%
6.17%
Q4 / 2017
1271.41
5.16%
1.75%
Q4 / 2017
9.10
-5.87%
6.15%
Q1 / 2018
1491.14
-38.42%
63.56%
Q4 / 2017
0.33
31.07%
49.84%
Q1 / 2018
38.62
-2.03%
8.27%
Q4 / 2017
17.10
2.28%
7.02%
Q4 / 2017
31.88
11.50%
7.73%
Q1 / 2018
185.54
-10.48%
-2.12%
Q4 / 2017
0.87
3.88%
10.69%
Q3 / 2017
7833.21
24.43%
8.31%
Q4 / 2017
45.42
16.24%
6.19%
Q1 / 2018
1030.64
-4.04%
11.49%
Q4 / 2017
144.11
74.14%
12.51%
Q4 / 2017
7.88
0.92%
6.62%
Q4 / 2017
65.09
12.66%
-1.00%
Q4 / 2017
59.85
-5.70%
18.14%
Q4 / 2017
7884.00
68.61%
8.14%
Q4 / 2017
464.00
4.98%
16.88%
Q4 / 2017
173.07
41.56%
-7.75%
Q4 / 2017
231.67
4.52%
14.89%
Q4 / 2017
1.51
-3.69%
-8.15%
Q1 / 2018
26.46
-9.71%
0.06%
Q4 / 2017
5.36
8.50%
9.43%
Q4 / 2017
2.12
6.81%
14.15%
Q2 / 2017
212.24
1.66%
-0.46%
Q4 / 2017
143260.50
2.69%
6.75%
Q4 / 2017
62.91
8.88%
7.77%
Q4 / 2017
317.62
18.58%
7.39%
Q4 / 2017
42.73
3.31%
3.69%
Q1 / 2018
898.80
-0.87%
1.59%
Q1 / 2018
961.97
5.80%
3.04%
Q4 / 2017
265.86
7.98%
18.66%
Q1 / 2018
835.13
1.87%
6.76%
Q4 / 2017
176.73
46.53%
29.08%
Q1 / 2018
88.62
0.88%
6.33%
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