Investment as percent of GDP by country: the latest data

The table shows the level of gross fixed capital formation, i.e. investment, as percent of GDP around the world. There are three values - for the last quarter, for the previous quarter, and for a year ago. These numbers are updated as soon as new data are released by the national authorities.

Looking across countries, investment is about 20-25 percent of GDP, typically with greater values for less developed countries than for advanced economies. This is normal as those countries are in the process of industrialization that requires more investment. You can read about income convergence and the sources of economic growth at various stages of economic development.

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months ago
Q3 / 2017
23.34
23.95
24.22
Q3 / 2017
15.46
14.42
14.79
Q3 / 2017
17.05
14.65
16.47
Q3 / 2017
23.78
25.51
23.65
Q3 / 2017
24.10
23.81
22.89
Q3 / 2017
18.46
20.57
27.40
Q3 / 2017
23.59
23.56
21.69
Q3 / 2017
23.13
22.85
24.47
Q1 / 2017
12.82
13.17
11.62
Q2 / 2017
19.61
17.34
20.27
Q2 / 2017
29.17
28.34
31.21
Q3 / 2017
16.08
15.25
16.28
Q3 / 2017
54.97
32.69
51.29
Q3 / 2017
18.18
21.31
18.12
Q3 / 2017
23.19
23.93
23.72
Q2 / 2017
21.44
20.70
23.03
Q3 / 2017
24.22
24.68
25.83
Q3 / 2017
16.75
16.45
19.40
Q3 / 2017
18.43
21.12
18.61
Q3 / 2017
12.79
14.23
11.90
Q3 / 2017
25.56
24.08
25.21
Q3 / 2017
20.34
19.96
20.41
Q3 / 2017
22.59
22.76
21.73
Q3 / 2017
23.70
23.85
25.32
Q2 / 2017
15.29
17.12
18.21
Q3 / 2017
22.03
25.65
20.60
Q3 / 2017
24.56
22.87
22.91
Q3 / 2017
22.44
22.36
22.00
Q3 / 2017
28.91
29.04
30.93
Q3 / 2017
20.53
20.95
20.26
Q3 / 2017
9.68
11.78
10.83
Q3 / 2017
20.58
23.07
21.33
Q3 / 2017
24.91
23.04
21.66
Q3 / 2017
22.35
22.97
19.50
Q3 / 2017
26.37
27.52
27.14
Q4 / 2017
33.84
31.85
33.52
Q1 / 2017
27.35
23.46
22.14
Q3 / 2017
17.03
32.16
33.19
Q4 / 2017
20.44
20.53
21.04
Q3 / 2017
16.83
17.67
16.52
Q4 / 2017
23.63
24.08
23.31
Q3 / 2017
21.90
19.22
19.67
Q3 / 2017
18.71
18.93
18.86
Q3 / 2017
15.95
18.11
16.89
Q3 / 2017
17.38
19.73
23.58
Q3 / 2017
28.90
27.49
31.09
Q3 / 2017
19.72
18.48
21.32
Q2 / 2017
102.86
17.30
16.70
Q3 / 2017
22.42
21.88
23.17
Q3 / 2017
21.23
21.75
21.81
Q4 / 2017
31.16
21.86
24.50
Q3 / 2017
18.32
28.06
18.16
Q4 / 2017
20.75
19.91
20.11
Q3 / 2017
23.41
23.43
23.74
Q2 / 2017
28.95
28.45
29.99
Q4 / 2017
23.96
24.50
23.76
Q1 / 2017
22.10
23.87
22.90
Q3 / 2017
18.71
16.17
18.61
Q3 / 2017
21.83
19.86
21.92
Q4 / 2017
23.97
25.24
23.95
Q3 / 2017
16.98
16.17
17.42
Q3 / 2017
16.19
16.33
15.16
Q3 / 2017
37.75
36.74
46.18
Q3 / 2017
27.02
22.41
26.55
Q3 / 2017
19.80
19.99
19.74
Q3 / 2017
19.10
24.07
23.18
Q3 / 2017
19.11
18.13
18.42
Q3 / 2017
22.21
22.93
24.68
Q3 / 2017
22.15
19.91
20.73
Q3 / 2017
17.62
18.26
17.42
Q2 / 2017
18.87
19.49
20.10
Q3 / 2017
31.16
32.31
29.99
Q3 / 2017
20.09
20.74
19.45
Q3 / 2017
24.06
25.97
22.54
Q3 / 2017
24.31
24.39
24.08
Q3 / 2017
20.06
20.02
21.34
Q4 / 2017
22.64
21.66
23.64
Q3 / 2017
29.50
31.11
28.13
Q4 / 2017
16.61
16.45
16.17
Q3 / 2017
14.55
15.75
14.02
Q3 / 2017
16.69
16.63
16.56