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
Q4 / 2018
125.96
33.63%
2.57%
Q4 / 2018
551.37
-0.77%
20.98%
Q1 / 2019
141.59
-65.58%
8.29%
Q1 / 2019
86.41
-13.74%
-1.83%
Q1 / 2019
20.90
-19.37%
6.38%
Q3 / 2018
3.34
6.36%
-30.63%
Q4 / 2018
10.82
37.62%
15.98%
Q1 / 2019
26.51
-13.99%
5.58%
Q4 / 2018
0.21
-18.77%
3.41%
Q4 / 2018
17.04
18.74%
4.99%
Q4 / 2018
1.94
14.12%
1.24%
Q4 / 2018
14.97
3.46%
8.06%
Q1 / 2019
265.61
-6.27%
6.34%
Q4 / 2018
1.91
-22.54%
48.40%
Q1 / 2019
3.81
-36.43%
1.37%
Q1 / 2019
112.27
-9.67%
-1.16%
Q1 / 2019
9787.03
-5.76%
-13.51%
Q1 / 2019
61532.22
35.56%
7.72%
Q4 / 2018
1583.46
9.46%
6.39%
Q1 / 2019
19.58
2.64%
11.90%
Q1 / 2019
0.75
-54.11%
69.21%
Q4 / 2018
396.14
8.90%
13.23%
Q1 / 2019
116.00
-6.58%
1.78%
Q4 / 2018
278.38
13.57%
22.86%
Q4 / 2018
6.74
-1.27%
0.34%
Q4 / 2017
138.30
-7.80%
14.87%
Q1 / 2019
1.48
-16.75%
24.15%
Q1 / 2019
597.74
-8.20%
5.70%
Q1 / 2019
11.78
-15.93%
3.17%
Q1 / 2019
137.48
0.44%
4.02%
Q4 / 2018
3.29
4.97%
-6.47%
Q1 / 2019
169.78
-8.10%
6.73%
Q1 / 2019
4.66
-13.92%
10.81%
Q1 / 2019
137.86
-13.00%
-3.52%
Q1 / 2019
2224.76
-31.52%
35.13%
Q1 / 2019
136.89
-17.25%
-4.52%
Q1 / 2019
13992.57
-3.11%
6.62%
Q1 / 2019
1216597.29
-5.35%
8.04%
Q2 / 2018
584000.00
-41.25%
20.41%
Q4 / 2018
28.19
45.91%
55.51%
Q1 / 2019
71.51
-3.71%
6.56%
Q1 / 2019
79.71
-1.58%
2.74%
Q1 / 2019
37174.20
8.81%
1.74%
Q4 / 2018
5071.43
49.57%
9.06%
Q4 / 2018
77.00
80.33%
9.49%
Q1 / 2019
1.30
-37.95%
10.40%
Q1 / 2019
1.95
-18.77%
9.81%
Q4 / 2018
2.86
20.30%
1.97%
Q1 / 2019
12.66
-35.72%
-30.40%
Q1 / 2019
54.95
-24.67%
10.71%
Q1 / 2019
84.48
0.68%
-2.71%
Q1 / 2019
0.67
-4.56%
35.08%
Q4 / 2018
24.48
-0.61%
21.09%
Q4 / 2018
1307.78
-0.76%
6.42%
Q4 / 2018
11.42
-26.98%
25.53%
Q1 / 2019
2097.79
-28.36%
40.68%
Q4 / 2018
0.37
12.33%
3.33%
Q1 / 2019
43.37
2.77%
7.86%
Q4 / 2018
17.37
1.59%
3.61%
Q1 / 2018
27.94
-11.74%
-1.84%
Q1 / 2019
212.86
-7.67%
9.15%
Q4 / 2018
0.87
-1.05%
-0.64%
Q4 / 2018
11330.25
2.41%
2.38%
Q1 / 2019
37.02
-25.65%
3.79%
Q1 / 2019
1129.30
-9.26%
10.17%
Q1 / 2019
69.18
-53.38%
15.11%
Q1 / 2019
9.53
8.40%
13.49%
Q4 / 2018
78.62
-0.72%
4.97%
Q1 / 2019
32.18
-47.67%
5.14%
Q4 / 2018
8449.60
56.00%
6.90%
Q3 / 2018
463.00
11.03%
4.75%
Q4 / 2018
185.77
39.51%
-5.47%
Q1 / 2019
221.78
-16.30%
12.04%
Q3 / 2018
1.77
25.03%
12.60%
Q1 / 2019
28.16
-10.60%
0.11%
Q1 / 2019
4.15
-27.31%
4.91%
Q1 / 2019
2.36
-0.40%
13.10%
Q3 / 2018
227.05
3.42%
3.40%
Q1 / 2019
131733.30
-15.36%
-3.46%
Q4 / 2018
66.73
6.92%
6.61%
Q1 / 2019
292.29
-12.96%
2.27%
Q1 / 2019
40.53
-7.84%
0.44%
Q1 / 2019
979.61
1.77%
8.75%
Q1 / 2019
988.97
2.56%
3.60%
Q1 / 2019
255.74
-12.14%
7.58%
Q1 / 2019
920.80
0.67%
5.01%
Q4 / 2018
214.29
39.46%
23.13%
Q1 / 2019
92.59
2.66%
3.48%
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