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
Q1 / 2020
65.00
-41.34%
-16.84%
Q1 / 2020
1922.30
-5.03%
-8.00%
Q1 / 2020
791.22
-1.51%
29.28%
Q1 / 2020
132.54
-68.60%
-7.53%
Q1 / 2020
101.88
-14.07%
-1.24%
Q1 / 2020
21.61
-18.64%
-0.95%
Q4 / 2019
5.74
40.73%
16.11%
Q1 / 2020
7.31
-39.37%
12.98%
Q1 / 2020
26.06
-18.09%
-2.46%
Q4 / 2019
0.23
-3.18%
2.40%
Q4 / 2019
15.27
4.72%
-10.37%
Q4 / 2019
1.87
1.65%
2.15%
Q1 / 2020
15.95
-0.52%
6.91%
Q1 / 2020
285.06
1.60%
10.05%
Q1 / 2020
1.26
-26.20%
-9.76%
Q1 / 2020
3.56
-47.63%
-6.52%
Q4 / 2019
1388.00
0.01%
13.87%
Q1 / 2020
117.19
-10.11%
2.82%
Q1 / 2020
20.65
27.20%
51.36%
Q1 / 2020
10679.13
-19.76%
8.39%
Q1 / 2020
57852.05
12.07%
-2.92%
Q1 / 2020
1380.42
-8.83%
-7.22%
Q1 / 2020
20.42
1.29%
4.31%
Q1 / 2020
1.10
-0.88%
32.46%
Q1 / 2020
300.52
-27.98%
-2.75%
Q1 / 2020
124.16
-8.32%
0.74%
Q1 / 2020
299.58
-14.40%
11.68%
Q1 / 2020
6.22
-6.34%
-6.35%
Q4 / 2019
289.30
1.87%
15.63%
Q1 / 2020
1.42
-32.07%
-8.10%
Q1 / 2020
615.49
-13.09%
2.89%
Q1 / 2020
13.52
-1.45%
0.03%
Q2 / 2020
108.98
-17.16%
-23.78%
Q1 / 2020
2.40
-30.14%
8.39%
Q1 / 2020
174.40
-10.49%
2.22%
Q1 / 2020
4.40
-26.95%
-6.03%
Q1 / 2020
122.14
-9.12%
-11.74%
Q1 / 2020
2329.33
-38.29%
4.52%
Q1 / 2020
129.32
-16.72%
9.31%
Q1 / 2020
13868.09
2.20%
-4.07%
Q2 / 2020
1128841.71
-9.82%
-8.44%
Q1 / 2020
2042055.86
17.86%
35.67%
Q1 / 2020
46.94
-22.67%
189.26%
Q1 / 2020
69.97
-8.78%
-4.81%
Q1 / 2020
72.55
-11.87%
-9.02%
Q1 / 2020
36239.30
7.35%
-2.15%
Q4 / 2019
5735.16
24.88%
13.09%
Q4 / 2019
78.13
62.28%
1.09%
Q1 / 2020
1.38
-33.04%
7.84%
Q1 / 2020
2.15
-21.87%
4.09%
Q1 / 2020
2.31
-25.44%
-14.75%
Q1 / 2020
8.26
-54.30%
-37.49%
Q1 / 2020
57.71
-28.86%
-0.73%
Q1 / 2020
80.77
-4.04%
-4.40%
Q1 / 2020
0.56
-22.16%
-16.48%
Q1 / 2020
20.65
-19.45%
-7.01%
Q1 / 2020
1189.32
-4.92%
-7.83%
Q1 / 2020
9.25
-24.50%
9.01%
Q1 / 2020
2165.00
-35.30%
0.18%
Q1 / 2020
0.28
-21.04%
1.18%
Q1 / 2020
44.27
0.81%
4.64%
Q1 / 2020
18.28
-1.68%
-0.38%
Q1 / 2020
19.76
-3.86%
19.82%
Q4 / 2019
10066.85
17.40%
38.13%
Q1 / 2020
219.21
-11.83%
2.78%
Q1 / 2020
0.97
-13.16%
-6.87%
Q1 / 2020
11703.71
-3.45%
6.65%
Q1 / 2020
33.01
-33.95%
-11.14%
Q2 / 2020
823.99
-26.15%
-37.17%
Q1 / 2020
71.71
-55.57%
3.06%
Q1 / 2020
9.81
1.15%
0.60%
Q4 / 2019
76.69
2.82%
-1.78%
Q1 / 2020
34.22
-54.11%
6.35%
Q1 / 2020
3886.80
-55.41%
8.29%
Q1 / 2020
616.00
-7.51%
11.19%
Q1 / 2020
151.63
-10.16%
-0.50%
Q1 / 2020
1065.20
5.59%
13.56%
Q1 / 2020
267.12
-29.23%
12.76%
Q1 / 2020
2.04
6.72%
-0.00%
Q1 / 2020
29.22
-1.26%
2.94%
Q1 / 2020
3.89
-36.55%
-4.28%
Q1 / 2020
2.07
-11.50%
-4.78%
Q1 / 2020
210.51
-8.41%
-3.00%
Q1 / 2020
132674.60
-14.81%
6.60%
Q1 / 2020
58.66
-8.80%
-4.06%
Q1 / 2020
289.55
-13.18%
1.18%
Q1 / 2020
39.64
-11.10%
-0.82%
Q1 / 2020
1083.13
-8.55%
3.75%
Q1 / 2020
920.43
-4.80%
-6.86%
Q1 / 2020
277.09
-12.70%
5.76%
Q2 / 2020
854.53
-8.31%
-7.28%
Q1 / 2020
98.74
-43.78%
-53.92%
Q1 / 2020
93.91
-1.20%
0.44%
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