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
Q1 / 2019
77.97
-38.29%
3.13%
Q1 / 2019
592.07
5.55%
23.54%
Q2 / 2019
192.10
35.67%
-0.63%
Q1 / 2019
86.41
-13.74%
-1.83%
Q1 / 2019
20.90
-19.37%
6.38%
Q4 / 2018
4.83
-0.55%
-2.97%
Q1 / 2019
6.47
-40.19%
14.01%
Q1 / 2019
26.51
-13.99%
5.58%
Q4 / 2018
0.21
-18.77%
3.41%
Q4 / 2018
17.04
18.74%
4.99%
Q1 / 2019
1.91
-1.82%
11.27%
Q1 / 2019
14.83
-0.95%
6.16%
Q1 / 2019
265.61
-6.27%
6.34%
Q1 / 2019
1.34
-29.97%
-0.20%
Q1 / 2019
3.81
-36.43%
1.37%
Q1 / 2019
112.27
-9.67%
-1.16%
Q1 / 2019
9787.03
-5.76%
-13.51%
Q1 / 2019
61532.22
35.56%
7.72%
Q1 / 2019
1516.95
-4.17%
3.43%
Q1 / 2019
19.58
2.64%
11.90%
Q1 / 2019
0.75
-54.11%
69.21%
Q1 / 2019
306.00
-21.10%
5.75%
Q1 / 2019
116.00
-6.58%
1.78%
Q1 / 2019
270.69
-13.83%
17.13%
Q1 / 2019
6.73
-0.19%
-0.26%
Q4 / 2017
138.30
-7.80%
14.87%
Q1 / 2019
1.48
-16.75%
24.15%
Q1 / 2019
597.74
-8.20%
5.70%
Q1 / 2019
11.78
-15.93%
3.17%
Q2 / 2019
140.23
1.38%
4.92%
Q1 / 2019
2.38
-27.64%
-3.11%
Q1 / 2019
169.78
-8.10%
6.73%
Q1 / 2019
4.66
-13.92%
10.81%
Q1 / 2019
137.86
-13.00%
-3.52%
Q1 / 2019
2224.76
-31.52%
35.13%
Q1 / 2019
136.89
-17.25%
-4.52%
Q1 / 2019
13992.57
-3.11%
6.62%
Q2 / 2019
1238388.03
1.79%
7.95%
Q3 / 2018
877968.10
24.88%
32.62%
Q1 / 2019
16.30
-35.62%
7.69%
Q2 / 2019
71.04
-5.82%
2.20%
Q1 / 2019
79.71
-1.58%
2.74%
Q2 / 2019
30845.70
-17.41%
2.57%
Q4 / 2018
5071.43
49.57%
9.06%
Q1 / 2019
20.68
-73.15%
3.39%
Q1 / 2019
1.30
-37.95%
10.40%
Q1 / 2019
1.95
-18.77%
9.81%
Q1 / 2019
2.67
-7.38%
-2.32%
Q1 / 2019
12.66
-35.72%
-30.40%
Q1 / 2019
54.95
-24.67%
10.71%
Q2 / 2019
91.57
8.40%
0.63%
Q1 / 2019
0.67
-4.56%
35.08%
Q1 / 2019
21.62
-11.33%
13.03%
Q1 / 2019
1298.12
-3.14%
5.03%
Q1 / 2019
8.49
-26.51%
9.78%
Q2 / 2019
2958.83
36.91%
21.90%
Q1 / 2019
0.28
-25.00%
1.62%
Q2 / 2019
44.73
5.57%
8.29%
Q1 / 2019
17.93
3.44%
5.36%
Q1 / 2018
27.94
-11.74%
-1.84%
Q1 / 2019
212.86
-7.67%
9.15%
Q1 / 2019
0.80
-7.25%
-3.70%
Q4 / 2018
11330.25
2.41%
2.38%
Q1 / 2019
37.02
-25.65%
3.79%
Q2 / 2019
1177.94
3.48%
-1.62%
Q1 / 2019
69.18
-53.38%
15.11%
Q1 / 2019
9.53
8.40%
13.49%
Q4 / 2018
78.62
-0.72%
4.97%
Q1 / 2019
32.18
-47.67%
5.14%
Q1 / 2019
3855.10
-54.38%
9.44%
Q1 / 2019
532.00
-7.48%
7.26%
Q1 / 2019
152.39
-17.96%
2.87%
Q1 / 2019
221.78
-16.30%
12.04%
Q4 / 2018
2.73
70.91%
36.91%
Q1 / 2019
28.16
-10.60%
0.11%
Q1 / 2019
4.15
-27.31%
4.91%
Q1 / 2019
2.36
-0.40%
13.10%
Q1 / 2019
216.59
-5.16%
-0.85%
Q1 / 2019
131733.30
-15.36%
-3.46%
Q1 / 2019
64.72
-3.01%
7.14%
Q1 / 2019
292.29
-12.96%
2.27%
Q1 / 2019
40.53
-7.84%
0.44%
Q1 / 2019
979.61
1.77%
8.75%
Q2 / 2019
955.25
-3.43%
2.81%
Q1 / 2019
255.74
-12.14%
7.58%
Q2 / 2019
920.03
0.27%
3.04%
Q1 / 2019
126.37
-41.03%
22.42%
Q2 / 2019
90.76
-1.09%
1.63%
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