Capital investment, billion USD, 2020 - Country rankings:
The average for 2020 based on 150 countries was 145.2 billion U.S. dollars.The highest value was in China: 6410.86 billion U.S. dollars and the lowest value was in Tonga: 0.12 billion U.S. dollars. The indicator is available from 1960 to 2020. Below is a chart for all countries where data are available.
Measure: 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.