Investment by country: the latest data

* indicates monthly or quarterly data series
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.

Definition: Gross fixed capital formation including land improvements; 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.

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Change
12 months
Q3 / 2018
96.56
-2.43%
5.59%
Q3 / 2018
533.88
4.27%
30.13%
Q3 / 2018
265.44
39.32%
0.76%
Q3 / 2018
97.19
-2.92%
2.74%
Q3 / 2018
23.90
4.15%
6.35%
Q2 / 2018
2.71
2.55%
-30.73%
Q3 / 2018
7.86
10.66%
16.80%
Q3 / 2018
25.51
-3.74%
3.41%
Q2 / 2018
0.26
26.78%
-0.27%
Q2 / 2018
13.04
11.66%
3.49%
Q2 / 2018
1.66
463.14%
5.14%
Q3 / 2018
14.64
4.01%
9.16%
Q3 / 2018
289.19
12.00%
14.67%
Q3 / 2018
2.47
39.55%
25.03%
Q3 / 2018
5.18
-7.95%
11.26%
Q3 / 2018
133.39
2.06%
3.60%
Q3 / 2018
10384.68
4.20%
11.55%
Q3 / 2018
57044.76
5.02%
5.09%
Q3 / 2018
1404.70
-4.86%
6.70%
Q3 / 2018
19.95
-1.28%
4.54%
Q3 / 2018
0.85
-21.27%
31.28%
Q3 / 2018
357.10
8.22%
10.64%
Q3 / 2018
113.94
-13.88%
-0.26%
Q3 / 2018
244.14
1.67%
22.38%
Q3 / 2018
6.84
0.31%
3.10%
Q4 / 2017
138.30
-7.80%
14.87%
Q3 / 2018
1.60
2.98%
10.36%
Q3 / 2018
13.61
2.02%
2.09%
Q4 / 2018
137.20
0.66%
4.42%
Q3 / 2018
3.14
-1.70%
9.12%
Q3 / 2018
181.64
1.15%
6.31%
Q3 / 2018
5.02
-13.56%
-22.44%
Q3 / 2018
157.98
3.39%
13.77%
Q3 / 2018
3135.92
17.21%
29.12%
Q3 / 2018
153.54
-8.52%
-0.51%
Q3 / 2018
13279.85
0.78%
18.56%
Q4 / 2018
1285385.77
4.34%
8.83%
Q2 / 2018
584000.00
-41.25%
20.41%
Q3 / 2018
19.32
18.89%
47.55%
Q4 / 2018
71.96
8.09%
5.32%
Q3 / 2018
74.88
-10.35%
2.81%
Q4 / 2018
34162.30
6.71%
2.01%
Q2 / 2018
2113.02
-3.07%
15.52%
Q3 / 2018
42.70
26.02%
21.73%
Q3 / 2018
1.88
18.75%
14.90%
Q3 / 2018
2.37
9.64%
8.70%
Q3 / 2018
2.36
-14.67%
3.16%
Q3 / 2018
15.36
-13.83%
-16.59%
Q3 / 2018
51.51
17.73%
3.34%
Q4 / 2018
83.53
-5.28%
1.06%
Q3 / 2018
0.57
-0.23%
5.20%
Q3 / 2018
24.63
16.55%
16.02%
Q3 / 2018
1316.95
0.71%
9.52%
Q3 / 2018
15.64
37.09%
61.83%
Q4 / 2018
2928.19
13.83%
16.32%
Q3 / 2018
0.33
-15.71%
19.93%
Q4 / 2018
41.83
9.73%
7.52%
Q3 / 2018
17.06
-0.22%
4.42%
Q1 / 2018
27.94
-11.74%
-1.84%
Q4 / 2018
224.35
3.39%
4.72%
Q3 / 2018
0.88
7.90%
4.31%
Q3 / 2018
10800.54
2.10%
-0.10%
Q3 / 2018
41.56
6.10%
5.14%
Q4 / 2018
1256.05
4.40%
16.95%
Q3 / 2018
93.28
12.97%
11.74%
Q3 / 2018
8.56
1.09%
5.61%
Q3 / 2018
80.15
11.37%
24.78%
Q3 / 2018
67.10
44.13%
5.38%
Q3 / 2018
5047.20
9.38%
7.94%
Q3 / 2018
463.00
11.03%
4.75%
Q3 / 2018
133.16
-13.00%
8.90%
Q3 / 2018
243.61
3.31%
10.36%
Q3 / 2018
1.77
25.03%
12.60%
Q3 / 2018
26.36
-10.84%
-1.51%
Q3 / 2018
5.04
-2.20%
-3.12%
Q3 / 2018
2.29
0.67%
16.04%
Q3 / 2018
227.05
3.42%
3.40%
Q3 / 2018
133389.10
-4.87%
-4.38%
Q3 / 2018
62.36
-6.63%
7.62%
Q3 / 2018
280.46
-14.27%
5.68%
Q3 / 2018
42.40
-0.87%
2.23%
Q3 / 2018
994.81
12.37%
7.96%
Q4 / 2018
964.30
9.74%
4.98%
Q3 / 2018
288.57
2.29%
17.43%
Q3 / 2018
904.50
0.78%
7.73%
Q3 / 2018
150.44
10.02%
24.74%
Q4 / 2018
90.04
0.02%
0.42%
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