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
Q2 / 2019
96.77
23.91%
-0.38%
Q2 / 2019
680.89
15.20%
33.44%
Q2 / 2019
192.10
35.67%
-0.63%
Q2 / 2019
96.60
11.63%
-3.60%
Q2 / 2019
24.25
15.18%
5.66%
Q1 / 2019
2.64
-45.39%
-8.37%
Q2 / 2019
8.27
27.77%
16.38%
Q2 / 2019
28.01
6.33%
5.20%
Q1 / 2019
0.24
14.81%
18.96%
Q4 / 2018
17.04
18.74%
4.99%
Q1 / 2019
1.91
-1.82%
11.27%
Q2 / 2019
15.21
1.96%
8.06%
Q2 / 2019
282.67
6.42%
9.47%
Q1 / 2019
1.34
-29.97%
-0.20%
Q2 / 2019
5.81
52.78%
3.29%
Q2 / 2019
126.33
12.25%
-1.84%
Q2 / 2019
10490.33
6.96%
14.76%
Q2 / 2019
55294.18
-11.32%
14.75%
Q2 / 2019
1483.30
-8.31%
-3.90%
Q2 / 2019
21.81
11.36%
7.89%
Q2 / 2019
1.21
55.54%
23.12%
Q2 / 2019
335.60
9.32%
2.85%
Q2 / 2019
129.59
2.62%
-11.51%
Q2 / 2019
292.23
9.35%
8.46%
Q2 / 2019
6.75
1.22%
-1.06%
Q4 / 2017
138.30
-7.80%
14.87%
Q2 / 2019
1.91
23.11%
29.29%
Q2 / 2019
643.69
7.78%
4.56%
Q2 / 2019
14.65
17.16%
7.09%
Q2 / 2019
140.23
1.38%
4.92%
Q2 / 2019
3.21
34.86%
0.68%
Q2 / 2019
188.68
10.72%
5.11%
Q2 / 2019
5.54
18.81%
-4.58%
Q2 / 2019
138.18
0.18%
-9.21%
Q2 / 2019
3434.51
54.38%
27.66%
Q2 / 2019
160.26
27.73%
-5.84%
Q2 / 2019
14546.90
3.96%
7.06%
Q2 / 2019
1238388.03
1.79%
7.95%
Q3 / 2018
877968.10
24.88%
32.62%
Q2 / 2019
54.14
230.36%
234.90%
Q2 / 2019
71.04
-5.82%
2.20%
Q2 / 2019
84.49
6.51%
2.03%
Q2 / 2019
30845.70
-17.41%
2.57%
Q1 / 2019
2375.69
-53.16%
8.98%
Q1 / 2019
20.68
-73.15%
3.39%
Q2 / 2019
1.68
29.75%
6.49%
Q2 / 2019
2.42
24.08%
11.85%
Q2 / 2019
2.64
-3.72%
-2.41%
Q2 / 2019
13.37
5.60%
-24.41%
Q2 / 2019
44.54
-18.93%
1.81%
Q2 / 2019
91.57
8.40%
0.63%
Q2 / 2019
0.58
-12.78%
3.58%
Q2 / 2019
23.32
5.95%
10.36%
Q2 / 2019
1244.22
-4.20%
-4.77%
Q2 / 2019
15.14
78.35%
31.57%
Q2 / 2019
2958.83
36.91%
21.90%
Q2 / 2019
0.38
37.14%
-2.61%
Q2 / 2019
44.73
5.57%
8.29%
Q2 / 2019
17.97
-0.07%
5.00%
Q1 / 2018
27.94
-11.74%
-1.84%
Q2 / 2019
228.30
7.29%
7.93%
Q1 / 2019
0.80
-7.25%
-3.70%
Q2 / 2019
9285.61
-7.85%
-13.43%
Q2 / 2019
42.25
14.18%
7.15%
Q2 / 2019
1177.94
3.48%
-1.62%
Q2 / 2019
91.68
32.52%
11.54%
Q2 / 2019
9.31
-2.45%
8.77%
Q1 / 2019
71.81
-8.03%
0.11%
Q2 / 2019
56.62
75.93%
21.61%
Q2 / 2019
5257.90
36.39%
8.44%
Q2 / 2019
629.00
18.23%
46.96%
Q2 / 2019
179.68
17.91%
11.80%
Q2 / 2019
261.31
18.47%
11.61%
Q4 / 2018
2.73
70.91%
36.91%
Q2 / 2019
30.97
9.53%
0.79%
Q2 / 2019
5.03
21.36%
-2.30%
Q2 / 2019
2.42
10.98%
9.91%
Q2 / 2019
228.40
5.25%
4.04%
Q2 / 2019
152699.60
15.92%
1.50%
Q2 / 2019
63.60
4.32%
5.11%
Q2 / 2019
336.64
12.50%
0.29%
Q2 / 2019
41.74
4.53%
-0.84%
Q2 / 2019
972.25
-1.18%
9.82%
Q2 / 2019
955.25
-3.43%
2.81%
Q2 / 2019
259.55
-0.96%
-10.74%
Q2 / 2019
918.68
0.13%
2.89%
Q2 / 2019
155.07
22.71%
11.00%
Q2 / 2019
90.76
-1.09%
1.63%
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