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Capital investment, billion USD, 2022:

The average for 2022 based on 141 countries was 150.12 billion U.S. dollars. The highest value was in China: 7776.13 billion U.S. dollars and the lowest value was in the Comoros: 0.16 billion U.S. dollars. The indicator is available from 1960 to 2022. Below is a chart for all countries where data are available.

Measure: billion U.S. dollars; Source: The World Bank
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Countries Capital investment, in dollars, 2022 Global rank Available data
China 7776.13 1 1960 - 2022
Japan 1128.28 2 1970 - 2022
India 1060.58 3 1960 - 2022
Germany 1021.79 4 1970 - 2022
France 735.78 5 1960 - 2022
UK 573.91 6 1970 - 2022
South Korea 555.43 7 1960 - 2022
Canada 524.36 8 1961 - 2022
Russia 499.29 9 1988 - 2022
Italy 464.76 10 1970 - 2022
Australia 399.09 11 1960 - 2022
Indonesia 392.37 12 1967 - 2022
Brazil 348.37 13 1989 - 2022
Mexico 333.41 14 1960 - 2022
Turkey 317.85 15 1960 - 2022
Spain 304.56 16 1970 - 2022
Saudi Arabia 292.97 17 1968 - 2022
Netherlands 214.32 18 1969 - 2022
Switzerland 200.82 19 1970 - 2022
Sweden 168.12 20 1960 - 2022
Belgium 158.33 21 1970 - 2022
Iran 157.13 22 1960 - 2022
Poland 154.24 23 1995 - 2022
Bangladesh 147.48 24 1960 - 2022
Israel 141.48 25 1970 - 2022
Thailand 137.76 26 1960 - 2022
Vietnam 136.57 27 1995 - 2022
Austria 129.74 28 1970 - 2022
Ireland 126.44 29 1970 - 2022
Norway 119.41 30 1970 - 2022
Argentina 111.24 31 1983 - 2022
Singapore 102.33 32 1960 - 2022
Philippines 99.85 33 1981 - 2022
Malaysia 95.68 34 1960 - 2022
Denmark 95.56 35 1966 - 2022
Czechia 93.41 36 1990 - 2022
Egypt 81.14 37 1965 - 2022
Romania 80.45 38 1990 - 2022
Chile 76.51 39 1960 - 2022
Finland 74.39 40 1970 - 2022
Colombia 73.5 41 1960 - 2022
Qatar 72.78 42 1994 - 2022
Algeria 64.98 43 1960 - 2022
New Zealand 64.72 44 1970 - 2022
South Africa 62.33 45 1960 - 2022
Hungary 59.89 46 1991 - 2022
Pakistan 58.9 47 1960 - 2022
Kazakhstan 54.39 48 1992 - 2022
Hong Kong 53.85 49 1960 - 2022
Peru 53.75 50 1982 - 2022
Portugal 52.7 51 1970 - 2022
Greece 46.01 52 1960 - 2022
Morocco 39.67 53 1960 - 2022
Domin. Rep. 37.78 54 1960 - 2022
Ethiopia 32.13 55 1981 - 2022
Tanzania 31 56 1990 - 2022
Uzbekistan 30.79 57 1992 - 2022
Angola 27.41 58 1985 - 2022
Slovakia 26.87 59 1990 - 2022
Ecuador 25.59 60 1960 - 2022
Sri Lanka 25.59 61 1960 - 2022
Kenya 21.73 62 1964 - 2022
Bulgaria 21.12 63 1980 - 2022
Ukraine 20.24 64 1991 - 2022
Lithuania 19.07 65 1995 - 2022
Croatia 18.84 66 1995 - 2022
Ivory Coast 17.69 67 1960 - 2022
Serbia 16.85 68 1995 - 2022
Belarus 16 69 1992 - 2022
Guatemala 15.83 70 1960 - 2022
Nepal 15.28 71 1965 - 2022
Puerto Rico 15.14 72 1960 - 2022
Slovenia 14.58 73 1990 - 2022
Luxembourg 14.49 74 1970 - 2022
Uruguay 13.38 75 1960 - 2022
Costa Rica 12.65 76 1960 - 2022
Senegal 12.02 77 1965 - 2022
Ghana 11.98 78 1960 - 2022
Estonia 11.53 79 1993 - 2022
Paraguay 11.22 80 1965 - 2022
Uganda 11.03 81 1960 - 2022
Latvia 10.7 82 1995 - 2022
DR Congo 10.18 83 1994 - 2022
Azerbaijan 9.95 84 1990 - 2022
Tunisia 8.3 85 1965 - 2022
Honduras 8.21 86 1960 - 2022
Zambia 7.87 87 2010 - 2022
Cameroon 7.75 88 1965 - 2022
Bolivia 7.31 89 1970 - 2022
Mongolia 7.26 90 1981 - 2022
Bosnia & Herz. 6.73 91 1995 - 2022
Cambodia 6.71 92 1960 - 2022
El Salvador 6.49 93 1965 - 2022
Benin 6.35 94 1960 - 2022
Iceland 6.33 95 1970 - 2022
Cyprus 6.27 96 1975 - 2022
Guinea 6.26 97 1986 - 2022
Georgia 6.03 98 1990 - 2022
Macao 5.82 99 1982 - 2022
Botswana 5.08 100 1960 - 2022
Palestine 5.07 101 1994 - 2022
Malta 4.76 102 1970 - 2022
North Macedonia 4.75 103 1990 - 2022
Niger 4.35 104 1960 - 2022
Brunei 4.31 105 1989 - 2022
Armenia 4.22 106 1990 - 2022
Zimbabwe 4.01 107 1960 - 2022
Mali 3.82 108 1967 - 2022
Moldova 3.75 109 1995 - 2022
Nicaragua 3.44 110 1988 - 2022
Mauritania 3.38 111 1961 - 2022
Rwanda 3.34 112 1960 - 2022
R. of Congo 3.32 113 1960 - 2022
Burkina Faso 3.29 114 1960 - 2022
Gabon 3.28 115 1970 - 2022
Haiti 3.21 116 1988 - 2022
Madagascar 3.16 117 1960 - 2022
Bahamas 2.8 118 1977 - 2022
Mauritius 2.58 119 1976 - 2022
Namibia 2.5 120 1980 - 2022
Montenegro 1.89 121 2000 - 2022
Chad 1.85 122 1960 - 2022
Togo 1.79 123 1960 - 2022
Sudan 1.13 124 1960 - 2022
Faroe Isl. 1.12 125 1998 - 2022
Fiji 1.03 126 1980 - 2022
Barbados 0.97 127 1975 - 2022
Bermuda 0.95 128 2010 - 2022
Gambia 0.74 129 1966 - 2022
Seychelles 0.74 130 1976 - 2022
Aruba 0.73 131 1995 - 2022
Lesotho 0.65 132 1960 - 2022
Belize 0.61 133 1980 - 2022
C.A. Republic 0.58 134 1960 - 2022
Vanuatu 0.57 135 1983 - 2022
Swaziland 0.56 136 1960 - 2022
Sierra Leone 0.48 137 1980 - 2022
Burundi 0.45 138 1960 - 2022
Cape Verde 0.39 139 2007 - 2022
Samoa 0.29 140 2010 - 2022
Comoros 0.16 141 1980 - 2022



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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7776.13
1128.28
1060.58
1021.79
735.78
573.91
555.43
524.36
499.29
464.76
399.09
392.37
348.37
333.41
317.85
304.56
292.97
214.32
200.82
168.12
158.33
157.13
154.24
147.48
141.48
137.76
136.57
129.74
126.44
119.41
111.24
102.33
99.85
95.68
95.56
93.41
81.14
80.45
76.51
74.39
73.50
72.78
64.98
64.72
62.33
59.89
58.90
54.39
53.85
53.75
52.70
46.01
39.67
37.78
32.13
31.00
30.79
27.41
26.87
25.59
25.59
21.73
21.12
20.24
19.07
18.84
17.69
16.85
16.00
15.83
15.28
15.14
14.58
14.49
13.38
12.65
12.02
11.98
11.53
11.22
11.03
10.70
10.18
9.95
8.30
8.21
7.87
7.75
7.31
7.26
6.73
6.71
6.49
6.35
6.33
6.27
6.26
6.03
5.82
5.08
5.07
4.76
4.75
4.35
4.31
4.22
4.01
3.82
3.75
3.44
3.38
3.34
3.32
3.29
3.28
3.21
3.16
2.80
2.58
2.50
1.89
1.85
1.79
1.13
1.12
1.03
0.97
0.95
0.74
0.74
0.73
0.65
0.61
0.58
0.57
0.56
0.48
0.45
0.39
0.29
0.16
0
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