Investment by country: the latest data

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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
Q2 / 2020
86.68
31.76%
-10.38%
Q1 / 2020
1922.30
-5.03%
-8.00%
Q2 / 2020
563.48
-27.65%
-18.98%
Q3 / 2020
280.45
90.00%
1.77%
Q2 / 2020
115.20
11.45%
-4.57%
Q2 / 2020
21.75
-0.17%
-9.82%
Q1 / 2020
2.97
-48.19%
13.87%
Q2 / 2020
8.37
14.44%
1.20%
Q2 / 2020
22.27
-14.34%
-21.03%
Q1 / 2020
0.24
2.60%
3.62%
Q2 / 2020
7.74
-24.53%
-38.82%
Q2 / 2020
1.48
-16.91%
-25.75%
Q2 / 2020
10.40
-36.48%
-32.77%
Q2 / 2020
247.45
-13.19%
-10.10%
Q2 / 2020
1.47
16.53%
-24.84%
Q2 / 2020
5.08
32.17%
-23.54%
Q4 / 2019
1388.00
0.01%
13.87%
Q2 / 2020
111.64
-4.68%
-12.84%
Q2 / 2020
14.84
-28.27%
-21.57%
Q2 / 2020
9715.38
-9.26%
-8.39%
Q3 / 2020
55691.38
42.48%
-18.59%
Q2 / 2020
1348.97
2.20%
-4.11%
Q2 / 2020
18.96
-7.19%
-13.07%
Q2 / 2020
0.60
-45.91%
-48.32%
Q2 / 2020
342.71
9.20%
-2.84%
Q2 / 2020
121.99
-1.53%
-6.00%
Q2 / 2020
215.79
-27.44%
-26.82%
Q2 / 2020
5.41
-12.61%
-20.45%
Q2 / 2020
110.70
-45.36%
-54.91%
Q2 / 2020
1.61
6.81%
-18.07%
Q2 / 2020
551.62
-10.98%
-19.61%
Q2 / 2020
14.78
15.05%
-0.18%
Q3 / 2020
138.60
22.66%
-4.34%
Q2 / 2020
2.81
16.93%
-6.00%
Q3 / 2020
187.35
4.31%
-2.62%
Q2 / 2020
4.97
12.87%
-10.78%
Q2 / 2020
106.96
-11.19%
-22.44%
Q2 / 2020
3170.18
36.10%
-7.86%
Q2 / 2020
138.20
6.47%
-14.01%
Q2 / 2020
5991.92
-45.25%
-47.08%
Q3 / 2020
1212093.09
7.37%
-7.60%
Q1 / 2020
2042055.86
17.86%
35.67%
Q2 / 2020
17.26
-63.18%
-71.66%
Q3 / 2020
66.19
5.53%
-8.28%
Q2 / 2020
65.72
-9.79%
-21.58%
Q3 / 2020
30767.40
7.25%
-8.40%
Q1 / 2020
2654.41
-53.72%
11.73%
Q1 / 2020
21.86
-72.03%
-5.67%
Q2 / 2020
1.56
13.32%
-4.69%
Q2 / 2020
2.32
7.85%
-10.50%
Q2 / 2020
2.33
0.88%
-17.19%
Q3 / 2020
14.30
13.07%
-4.88%
Q2 / 2020
31.74
-45.00%
-30.01%
Q3 / 2020
77.32
20.21%
-10.72%
Q2 / 2020
0.62
-8.88%
-10.09%
Q2 / 2020
7.56
-64.89%
-67.12%
Q2 / 2020
893.45
-24.89%
-28.20%
Q2 / 2020
12.75
37.84%
-15.75%
Q3 / 2020
3387.57
35.91%
5.69%
Q2 / 2020
0.27
-3.97%
-28.36%
Q3 / 2020
38.92
-6.23%
-1.59%
Q2 / 2020
14.44
-20.58%
-21.55%
Q2 / 2020
16.66
-15.70%
-4.95%
Q4 / 2019
10066.85
17.40%
38.13%
Q3 / 2020
222.80
-0.15%
-5.08%
Q1 / 2020
0.97
-13.16%
-6.87%
Q2 / 2020
9926.96
-15.44%
1.93%
Q3 / 2020
41.41
152.99%
-6.99%
Q3 / 2020
844.15
1.49%
-38.56%
Q2 / 2020
83.93
17.04%
-8.90%
Q2 / 2020
9.03
-8.21%
-7.46%
Q4 / 2019
76.69
2.82%
-1.78%
Q2 / 2020
59.47
73.77%
5.04%
Q2 / 2020
4629.90
19.12%
-6.69%
Q2 / 2020
499.00
-19.26%
-24.62%
Q2 / 2020
137.39
-9.39%
-23.54%
Q2 / 2020
1029.80
-3.43%
8.93%
Q2 / 2020
247.61
-7.35%
-11.89%
Q2 / 2020
0.92
-63.63%
-43.46%
Q3 / 2020
23.95
6.02%
-18.65%
Q2 / 2020
4.09
5.13%
-14.09%
Q2 / 2020
2.02
-3.69%
-16.09%
Q2 / 2020
172.48
-18.56%
-24.36%
Q2 / 2020
155908.00
17.51%
4.21%
Q2 / 2020
48.30
-17.26%
-23.69%
Q2 / 2020
309.16
5.31%
-4.67%
Q2 / 2020
38.25
-4.23%
-8.07%
Q2 / 2020
1099.15
-0.96%
2.05%
Q3 / 2020
884.68
0.94%
-2.30%
Q2 / 2020
291.57
5.47%
8.63%
Q3 / 2020
917.45
7.08%
-1.31%
Q2 / 2020
121.49
23.04%
-3.86%
Q3 / 2020
90.26
14.14%
-10.34%
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