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
Q4 / 2020
123.89
25.41%
11.80%
Q1 / 2020
1922.30
-5.03%
-8.00%
Q4 / 2020
1286.25
29.98%
60.10%
Q4 / 2020
463.83
65.39%
9.90%
Q4 / 2020
117.51
10.97%
-1.11%
Q4 / 2020
26.65
9.18%
0.72%
Q3 / 2020
4.97
53.87%
21.97%
Q4 / 2020
11.24
18.17%
-6.76%
Q4 / 2020
31.73
21.30%
-1.65%
Q2 / 2020
0.16
-32.04%
-54.32%
Q2 / 2020
7.74
-24.53%
-38.82%
Q4 / 2020
1.79
7.47%
-7.66%
Q4 / 2020
15.97
8.01%
-0.56%
Q4 / 2020
366.64
19.69%
28.42%
Q4 / 2020
1.70
-24.83%
-0.96%
Q4 / 2020
7.32
17.32%
-1.34%
Q2 / 2020
1233.70
4.23%
-5.09%
Q4 / 2020
134.43
-3.51%
2.05%
Q4 / 2020
25.30
14.57%
53.47%
Q4 / 2020
12459.45
31.34%
-7.48%
Q4 / 2020
39246.76
-27.49%
-15.41%
Q4 / 2020
1524.80
1.49%
4.28%
Q4 / 2020
21.36
0.78%
3.04%
Q4 / 2020
1.36
25.73%
20.43%
Q4 / 2020
398.84
10.87%
-10.10%
Q4 / 2020
141.39
10.14%
3.65%
Q4 / 2020
401.24
32.85%
14.65%
Q3 / 2020
5.73
6.95%
-15.21%
Q3 / 2020
155.00
43.92%
-37.78%
Q4 / 2020
3.28
62.15%
65.60%
Q4 / 2020
662.23
9.84%
-6.53%
Q4 / 2020
14.53
-0.13%
-4.41%
Q4 / 2020
140.34
1.49%
-3.73%
Q4 / 2020
3.41
5.49%
7.10%
Q4 / 2020
195.21
4.31%
-0.02%
Q4 / 2020
5.20
10.25%
-2.66%
Q3 / 2020
20.43
16.95%
-6.94%
Q4 / 2020
134.33
12.33%
-0.05%
Q4 / 2020
3937.14
9.55%
7.56%
Q4 / 2020
164.37
0.36%
1.52%
Q4 / 2020
15113.23
16.75%
5.91%
Q4 / 2020
1291713.69
5.22%
-4.92%
Q3 / 2020
3094524.51
33.45%
55.02%
Q4 / 2020
26.98
42.72%
-56.31%
Q4 / 2020
78.56
14.20%
-0.06%
Q4 / 2020
82.01
8.26%
0.18%
Q4 / 2020
34871.10
6.78%
-2.71%
Q3 / 2020
5208.70
61.14%
13.41%
Q2 / 2020
28.91
32.30%
-20.21%
Q4 / 2020
2.04
5.98%
2.52%
Q4 / 2020
3.09
7.54%
10.83%
Q4 / 2020
2.76
4.37%
-10.88%
Q4 / 2020
17.13
20.66%
-10.77%
Q4 / 2020
68.14
35.62%
-15.11%
Q4 / 2020
73.97
-4.34%
-12.12%
Q4 / 2020
0.70
3.74%
-7.49%
Q4 / 2020
25.70
11.68%
0.24%
Q4 / 2020
1153.95
4.64%
-8.02%
Q4 / 2020
11.95
-37.35%
-2.51%
Q4 / 2020
2514.84
-25.76%
-24.20%
Q4 / 2020
0.30
1.39%
-14.63%
Q4 / 2020
43.84
12.68%
0.04%
Q4 / 2020
19.05
-0.46%
-0.82%
Q4 / 2020
25.36
35.44%
18.65%
Q2 / 2020
9123.66
-15.40%
-2.66%
Q4 / 2020
238.12
6.31%
-2.26%
Q3 / 2020
0.83
22.18%
-25.15%
Q4 / 2020
14343.83
11.93%
17.20%
Q4 / 2020
56.95
37.86%
13.98%
Q4 / 2020
1025.63
21.32%
-28.85%
Q4 / 2020
147.35
57.98%
-9.15%
Q4 / 2020
9.82
-0.21%
0.57%
Q3 / 2020
57.63
11.67%
-22.72%
Q4 / 2020
65.66
-26.69%
-11.97%
Q4 / 2020
9080.20
59.42%
3.76%
Q4 / 2020
689.00
9.89%
2.99%
Q4 / 2020
167.30
19.00%
-0.88%
Q4 / 2020
1019.00
7.00%
-1.72%
Q4 / 2020
355.56
17.95%
-5.97%
Q4 / 2020
1.49
3.38%
-22.75%
Q4 / 2020
28.13
26.98%
-5.71%
Q4 / 2020
5.19
8.67%
-14.39%
Q4 / 2020
2.48
3.75%
2.47%
Q4 / 2020
204.89
5.80%
-10.86%
Q4 / 2020
159261.40
1.89%
2.26%
Q4 / 2020
59.92
8.09%
-5.87%
Q4 / 2020
336.91
20.44%
0.79%
Q4 / 2020
49.11
5.63%
-1.68%
Q4 / 2020
1244.95
4.42%
3.40%
Q4 / 2020
945.98
7.45%
-2.02%
Q4 / 2020
428.85
13.56%
35.16%
Q4 / 2020
966.55
4.80%
3.67%
Q4 / 2020
198.21
47.35%
-20.41%
Q4 / 2020
97.36
2.57%
-2.54%
Q4 / 2020
123.42
41.66%
19.08%
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