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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12 months
Q3 / 2019
93.03
-3.95%
-1.58%
Q3 / 2019
783.56
12.67%
41.01%
Q4 / 2019
422.28
53.22%
2.67%
Q3 / 2019
93.36
-3.60%
-3.75%
Q3 / 2019
24.44
1.43%
4.78%
Q2 / 2019
3.51
54.02%
-9.73%
Q3 / 2019
8.84
6.90%
12.43%
Q3 / 2019
27.56
-2.96%
5.64%
Q2 / 2019
0.33
42.11%
44.16%
Q2 / 2019
12.66
13.98%
-2.32%
Q3 / 2019
1.84
-6.03%
4.81%
Q3 / 2019
15.81
3.94%
9.22%
Q3 / 2019
299.57
8.84%
5.65%
Q3 / 2019
2.00
1.87%
-19.05%
Q3 / 2019
5.25
-9.69%
0.97%
Q3 / 2019
138.21
8.02%
3.52%
Q3 / 2019
10763.02
1.86%
8.00%
Q4 / 2019
53239.24
-21.07%
10.95%
Q3 / 2019
1372.19
-3.44%
-6.18%
Q3 / 2019
21.16
-2.94%
6.07%
Q3 / 2019
1.08
-3.43%
9.93%
Q3 / 2019
367.93
9.16%
3.67%
Q3 / 2019
117.06
-7.54%
-0.48%
Q3 / 2019
313.22
7.27%
12.93%
Q3 / 2019
6.76
-0.76%
-2.08%
Q3 / 2019
239.80
-4.16%
25.55%
Q3 / 2019
1.79
-6.26%
10.00%
Q2 / 2019
643.69
7.78%
4.56%
Q3 / 2019
15.76
4.33%
-5.43%
Q4 / 2019
144.24
0.70%
5.14%
Q3 / 2019
3.22
7.75%
10.34%
Q4 / 2019
195.26
1.66%
3.37%
Q3 / 2019
5.10
-8.43%
1.41%
Q3 / 2019
134.83
-3.25%
-14.71%
Q3 / 2019
3937.33
14.44%
25.37%
Q3 / 2019
168.97
1.05%
10.49%
Q3 / 2019
13819.71
-5.00%
1.04%
Q4 / 2019
1358559.23
3.57%
5.69%
Q3 / 2018
877968.10
24.88%
32.62%
Q3 / 2019
20.00
-62.73%
3.98%
Q4 / 2019
76.95
8.34%
-0.10%
Q3 / 2019
76.61
-8.68%
3.37%
Q4 / 2019
34074.20
1.50%
0.07%
Q1 / 2019
2375.69
-53.16%
8.98%
Q3 / 2019
48.14
32.86%
5.10%
Q3 / 2019
1.98
23.91%
8.93%
Q3 / 2019
2.83
9.56%
11.01%
Q3 / 2019
2.42
-12.98%
6.85%
Q3 / 2019
14.50
7.53%
-9.27%
Q3 / 2019
50.57
15.24%
10.91%
Q4 / 2019
84.17
-2.80%
0.32%
Q3 / 2019
0.60
5.42%
3.79%
Q3 / 2019
27.99
20.40%
13.64%
Q2 / 2019
1254.30
-4.19%
-5.23%
Q3 / 2019
17.84
17.83%
12.86%
Q4 / 2019
3346.11
5.57%
10.92%
Q3 / 2019
0.33
-12.48%
2.18%
Q4 / 2019
43.97
10.82%
7.02%
Q3 / 2019
18.54
0.56%
6.28%
Q1 / 2018
27.94
-11.74%
-1.84%
Q4 / 2019
250.08
5.87%
8.18%
Q2 / 2019
0.84
5.02%
4.00%
Q3 / 2019
11123.48
14.99%
-3.12%
Q4 / 2019
49.14
11.54%
-1.31%
Q4 / 2019
1300.50
2.73%
4.50%
Q3 / 2019
99.46
8.38%
6.71%
Q3 / 2019
9.75
-0.78%
7.80%
Q1 / 2019
71.81
-8.03%
0.11%
Q3 / 2019
84.80
49.79%
26.39%
Q3 / 2019
5881.90
11.87%
8.59%
Q3 / 2019
591.00
-6.04%
26.01%
Q3 / 2019
156.17
-13.08%
15.50%
Q3 / 2019
317.78
12.50%
19.78%
Q4 / 2018
2.73
70.91%
36.91%
Q4 / 2019
29.59
0.52%
-0.89%
Q3 / 2019
5.27
11.35%
8.93%
Q3 / 2019
2.32
-4.14%
3.28%
Q3 / 2019
234.39
2.62%
3.23%
Q3 / 2019
141078.20
-5.70%
0.24%
Q3 / 2019
60.17
-5.49%
6.40%
Q3 / 2019
290.13
-13.40%
2.19%
Q3 / 2019
42.25
1.05%
1.48%
Q3 / 2019
1130.91
5.00%
6.29%
Q3 / 2019
899.80
-5.80%
2.40%
Q3 / 2019
278.48
6.62%
-3.16%
Q4 / 2019
920.50
0.12%
1.57%
Q3 / 2019
175.63
13.26%
14.30%
Q4 / 2019
94.39
-0.90%
3.37%
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