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Capital investment, in dollars - Country rankings:

The average for 2017 was 99.94 billion U.S. dollars.The highest value was in China: 5335.66 billion U.S. dollars and the lowest value was in Palau: 0.08 billion U.S. dollars. Below is a chart for all countries where data are available for: Capital investment, in dollars.

Capital investment, billion USD, 2017
(billion U.S. dollars, Source: The World Bank);

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.

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