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
Q4 / 2018
125.96
33.63%
2.57%
Q4 / 2018
551.37
-0.77%
20.98%
Q4 / 2018
406.18
53.02%
-4.67%
Q4 / 2018
100.53
3.43%
1.92%
Q4 / 2018
25.75
7.92%
5.14%
Q3 / 2018
3.34
6.36%
-30.63%
Q4 / 2018
10.82
37.62%
15.98%
Q4 / 2018
30.27
18.67%
5.72%
Q2 / 2018
0.26
26.78%
-0.27%
Q3 / 2018
14.33
9.88%
-5.66%
Q2 / 2018
1.66
463.14%
5.14%
Q3 / 2018
14.64
4.01%
9.16%
Q4 / 2018
283.39
-2.00%
10.32%
Q3 / 2018
2.47
39.55%
25.03%
Q4 / 2018
5.99
15.53%
4.72%
Q4 / 2018
123.27
-6.37%
-2.16%
Q3 / 2018
10384.68
4.20%
11.55%
Q4 / 2018
44997.02
-21.10%
10.47%
Q4 / 2018
1583.46
9.46%
6.39%
Q4 / 2018
19.08
-4.39%
6.06%
Q4 / 2018
1.64
69.65%
-10.41%
Q4 / 2018
396.14
8.90%
13.23%
Q4 / 2018
123.02
5.76%
-0.68%
Q4 / 2018
278.38
13.57%
22.86%
Q4 / 2018
6.74
-1.27%
0.34%
Q4 / 2017
138.30
-7.80%
14.87%
Q4 / 2018
1.78
11.05%
18.32%
Q4 / 2018
14.01
1.93%
6.06%
Q4 / 2018
137.20
0.66%
4.42%
Q4 / 2018
3.29
4.97%
-6.47%
Q4 / 2018
184.81
2.37%
6.34%
Q4 / 2018
5.41
7.47%
-25.64%
Q4 / 2018
157.18
-0.51%
-2.91%
Q4 / 2018
3248.65
3.63%
31.37%
Q4 / 2018
165.43
11.22%
7.94%
Q4 / 2018
14100.52
6.00%
19.84%
Q4 / 2018
1285385.77
4.34%
8.83%
Q2 / 2018
584000.00
-41.25%
20.41%
Q4 / 2018
28.19
45.91%
55.51%
Q4 / 2018
71.96
8.09%
5.32%
Q4 / 2018
81.02
8.93%
1.70%
Q4 / 2018
34162.30
6.71%
2.01%
Q2 / 2018
2113.02
-3.07%
15.52%
Q3 / 2018
42.70
26.02%
21.73%
Q4 / 2018
2.09
11.54%
21.25%
Q4 / 2018
2.40
1.22%
5.00%
Q4 / 2018
2.86
20.30%
1.97%
Q4 / 2018
19.70
30.86%
-12.14%
Q4 / 2018
72.93
41.60%
13.72%
Q4 / 2018
83.53
-5.28%
1.06%
Q4 / 2018
0.69
20.54%
1.30%
Q4 / 2018
24.48
-0.61%
21.09%
Q4 / 2018
1307.78
-0.76%
6.42%
Q4 / 2018
11.42
-26.98%
25.53%
Q4 / 2018
2928.19
13.83%
16.32%
Q4 / 2018
0.37
12.33%
3.33%
Q4 / 2018
41.83
9.73%
7.52%
Q4 / 2018
17.37
1.59%
3.61%
Q1 / 2018
27.94
-11.74%
-1.84%
Q4 / 2018
224.35
3.39%
4.72%
Q4 / 2018
0.87
-1.05%
-0.64%
Q3 / 2018
10800.54
2.10%
-0.10%
Q4 / 2018
49.73
19.47%
10.51%
Q4 / 2018
1256.05
4.40%
16.95%
Q4 / 2018
148.52
59.22%
8.58%
Q4 / 2018
8.72
0.72%
5.57%
Q3 / 2018
80.15
11.37%
24.78%
Q4 / 2018
61.50
-8.35%
4.79%
Q4 / 2018
8449.60
56.00%
6.90%
Q3 / 2018
463.00
11.03%
4.75%
Q4 / 2018
185.77
39.51%
-5.47%
Q4 / 2018
264.96
7.39%
7.00%
Q3 / 2018
1.77
25.03%
12.60%
Q4 / 2018
32.27
15.21%
-2.26%
Q4 / 2018
5.70
13.25%
11.28%
Q4 / 2018
2.37
1.68%
11.74%
Q3 / 2018
227.05
3.42%
3.40%
Q4 / 2018
140606.20
5.41%
-1.85%
Q4 / 2018
66.73
6.92%
6.61%
Q4 / 2018
323.53
16.30%
2.58%
Q4 / 2018
43.64
2.92%
-0.18%
Q4 / 2018
949.88
-4.56%
4.43%
Q4 / 2018
964.30
9.74%
4.98%
Q4 / 2018
291.08
2.01%
8.68%
Q4 / 2018
916.78
1.36%
7.23%
Q4 / 2018
214.29
39.46%
23.13%
Q4 / 2018
90.04
0.02%
0.42%
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