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
3 months
Change
12 months
Q1 / 2021
79.33
-35.30%
22.19%
Q1 / 2021
2219.30
12.46%
6.70%
Q1 / 2021
1595.88
17.20%
96.83%
Q2 / 2021
185.74
25.75%
25.84%
Q2 / 2021
132.18
22.67%
14.60%
Q2 / 2021
25.68
11.65%
16.57%
Q1 / 2021
2.64
-61.21%
-13.65%
Q1 / 2021
7.09
-36.98%
-3.09%
Q2 / 2021
30.08
7.75%
30.56%
Q4 / 2020
0.23
4.36%
-2.92%
Q2 / 2020
7.74
-24.53%
-38.82%
Q4 / 2020
1.79
7.47%
-7.66%
Q1 / 2021
12.79
-6.73%
-3.67%
Q2 / 2021
390.20
-1.83%
51.55%
Q1 / 2021
1.18
-30.39%
-6.59%
Q2 / 2021
5.82
54.38%
12.28%
Q4 / 2020
1219.00
-10.62%
-9.35%
Q2 / 2021
150.68
16.59%
30.98%
Q1 / 2021
26.10
2.28%
18.59%
Q2 / 2021
11577.89
7.10%
25.76%
Q2 / 2021
50401.81
-24.92%
55.78%
Q1 / 2021
1492.34
-5.72%
-0.77%
Q2 / 2021
23.33
7.05%
20.51%
Q2 / 2021
1.12
-8.40%
71.11%
Q2 / 2021
384.15
18.05%
6.61%
Q2 / 2021
149.66
12.75%
22.91%
Q1 / 2021
389.70
-2.88%
31.24%
Q1 / 2021
5.91
1.15%
-6.56%
Q4 / 2020
194.00
25.16%
-20.95%
Q2 / 2021
2.40
12.00%
61.44%
Q2 / 2021
670.14
8.76%
21.47%
Q2 / 2021
14.90
18.69%
1.89%
Q2 / 2021
148.43
1.60%
33.04%
Q1 / 2021
3.00
-11.82%
6.92%
Q2 / 2021
196.49
12.56%
10.96%
Q2 / 2021
5.41
16.12%
19.64%
Q1 / 2021
23.32
-0.65%
24.37%
Q2 / 2021
123.77
5.50%
22.08%
Q2 / 2021
3884.44
54.06%
19.10%
Q2 / 2021
201.19
35.57%
27.61%
Q2 / 2021
13924.91
-21.31%
73.27%
Q2 / 2021
1247042.15
-1.77%
10.46%
Q3 / 2020
3094524.51
33.45%
55.02%
Q2 / 2021
18.62
3.80%
-3.74%
Q2 / 2021
79.30
5.80%
23.08%
Q2 / 2021
89.71
9.19%
41.40%
Q2 / 2021
31118.70
-17.63%
3.15%
Q1 / 2021
2935.46
-53.77%
10.59%
Q4 / 2020
57.02
35.37%
-33.93%
Q2 / 2021
1.76
38.06%
13.87%
Q2 / 2021
3.09
28.87%
27.70%
Q1 / 2021
2.70
-3.57%
13.63%
Q2 / 2021
12.05
13.93%
-4.28%
Q2 / 2021
48.34
-0.09%
88.34%
Q2 / 2021
76.49
-2.47%
18.63%
Q2 / 2021
0.89
29.10%
24.94%
Q1 / 2021
22.08
-11.57%
2.13%
Q2 / 2021
1217.67
0.75%
36.54%
Q2 / 2021
16.63
52.59%
30.41%
Q2 / 2021
2822.97
39.16%
30.49%
Q1 / 2021
0.23
-23.21%
-17.85%
Q2 / 2021
47.27
4.15%
12.83%
Q2 / 2021
20.81
-2.41%
53.42%
Q2 / 2021
28.06
14.87%
66.95%
Q4 / 2020
13733.17
31.51%
36.42%
Q2 / 2021
228.44
5.43%
2.06%
Q4 / 2020
0.92
11.99%
-16.71%
Q1 / 2021
14492.87
1.01%
23.77%
Q2 / 2021
47.10
10.49%
128.50%
Q2 / 2021
1186.58
26.74%
39.58%
Q2 / 2021
90.90
22.14%
8.03%
Q2 / 2021
10.39
0.47%
15.45%
Q4 / 2020
58.23
2.00%
-24.07%
Q2 / 2021
69.90
66.24%
17.53%
Q1 / 2021
3908.90
-56.95%
3.75%
Q1 / 2021
708.00
2.76%
14.56%
Q2 / 2021
181.92
2.59%
32.41%
Q1 / 2021
1138.31
11.70%
5.43%
Q2 / 2021
318.95
8.90%
28.95%
Q1 / 2021
1.36
-9.05%
-39.91%
Q2 / 2021
28.64
3.13%
33.24%
Q2 / 2021
4.36
24.68%
7.59%
Q2 / 2021
2.55
7.79%
23.06%
Q1 / 2021
194.36
-5.14%
-8.21%
Q2 / 2021
163130.10
16.11%
4.52%
Q1 / 2021
56.81
-5.19%
-2.90%
Q2 / 2021
351.11
19.34%
12.38%
Q2 / 2021
47.41
6.33%
11.35%
Q2 / 2021
1307.59
1.01%
15.95%
Q2 / 2021
950.97
-3.59%
8.60%
Q2 / 2021
465.10
20.07%
59.08%
Q2 / 2021
1025.05
1.94%
18.61%
Q2 / 2021
148.88
51.35%
26.85%
Q2 / 2021
95.24
-2.04%
20.71%
Q1 / 2021
98.10
-20.52%
28.03%
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