Investment as percent of GDP by country: the latest data

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The table shows the level of gross fixed capital formation, i.e. investment, as percent of GDP around the world. There are three values - for the last quarter, for the previous quarter, and for a year ago. These numbers are updated as soon as new data are released by the national authorities.

Looking across countries, investment is about 20-25 percent of GDP, typically with greater values for less developed countries than for advanced economies. This is normal as those countries are in the process of industrialization that requires more investment. You can read about income convergence and the sources of economic growth at various stages of economic development.

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 as percent of GDP

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Value 3
months ago
Value 12
months ago
Q2 / 2019
21.50
20.17
21.99
Q2 / 2019
12.67
13.47
14.33
Q2 / 2019
12.96
11.40
14.21
Q2 / 2019
19.36
18.39
21.12
Q2 / 2019
24.66
21.71
24.10
Q1 / 2019
14.57
22.98
16.63
Q2 / 2019
26.09
22.25
24.27
Q2 / 2019
23.98
23.68
23.37
Q1 / 2019
13.23
13.41
11.66
Q4 / 2018
23.40
20.43
23.34
Q2 / 2019
20.95
20.89
20.48
Q2 / 2019
30.89
30.53
29.97
Q2 / 2019
15.88
15.50
15.31
Q1 / 2019
29.48
39.68
30.47
Q2 / 2019
19.97
15.43
21.39
Q2 / 2019
22.32
21.01
23.60
Q2 / 2019
21.35
19.90
19.36
Q2 / 2019
21.96
25.32
20.57
Q2 / 2019
16.87
17.50
18.15
Q2 / 2019
21.82
22.09
21.01
Q2 / 2019
21.89
15.34
18.47
Q2 / 2019
23.71
23.49
24.45
Q2 / 2019
22.35
22.83
26.09
Q2 / 2019
26.01
24.54
25.34
Q2 / 2019
24.55
24.50
25.48
Q4 / 2017
15.29
17.12
18.21
Q2 / 2019
26.88
23.92
22.43
Q2 / 2019
21.76
20.75
21.36
Q2 / 2019
24.22
21.99
23.36
Q2 / 2019
23.26
23.08
22.80
Q2 / 2019
29.14
24.45
31.39
Q2 / 2019
22.34
20.24
21.69
Q2 / 2019
11.74
10.99
12.55
Q2 / 2019
19.78
19.36
22.54
Q2 / 2019
30.14
21.98
25.97
Q2 / 2019
21.60
18.70
24.44
Q2 / 2019
29.73
27.89
29.99
Q2 / 2019
31.25
32.17
31.13
Q3 / 2018
14.76
13.95
15.76
Q2 / 2019
65.35
19.61
21.03
Q2 / 2019
20.63
21.87
21.14
Q2 / 2019
19.05
18.53
18.75
Q2 / 2019
22.29
27.03
22.08
Q1 / 2019
18.02
25.55
18.50
Q1 / 2019
19.78
43.49
19.54
Q2 / 2019
21.74
18.99
21.39
Q2 / 2019
20.08
16.51
19.37
Q2 / 2019
16.67
17.98
18.24
Q2 / 2019
12.54
11.69
16.68
Q2 / 2019
26.84
35.14
27.14
Q2 / 2019
24.68
23.34
25.75
Q2 / 2019
17.70
21.38
18.22
Q2 / 2019
18.73
18.72
17.54
Q2 / 2019
20.49
21.71
22.16
Q2 / 2019
30.45
20.61
25.77
Q2 / 2019
30.38
28.14
28.49
Q2 / 2019
33.58
31.79
35.84
Q2 / 2019
21.64
21.58
20.99
Q2 / 2019
23.40
23.87
23.30
Q1 / 2018
25.93
28.39
28.21
Q2 / 2019
26.23
23.45
24.17
Q1 / 2019
21.48
23.40
22.64
Q2 / 2019
16.24
16.80
18.69
Q2 / 2019
21.80
20.96
20.97
Q2 / 2019
25.46
27.07
27.58
Q2 / 2019
16.80
13.30
16.19
Q2 / 2019
18.01
18.43
17.05
Q1 / 2019
42.71
43.20
43.12
Q2 / 2019
23.53
16.06
21.49
Q2 / 2019
20.08
15.74
19.53
Q2 / 2019
27.89
24.87
21.39
Q2 / 2019
24.28
21.21
21.75
Q2 / 2019
19.63
18.30
18.59
Q4 / 2018
42.76
30.31
33.37
Q2 / 2019
25.27
22.98
25.28
Q2 / 2019
21.21
19.02
22.73
Q2 / 2019
19.95
19.51
19.12
Q2 / 2019
18.13
18.25
18.03
Q2 / 2019
31.95
28.97
31.90
Q2 / 2019
20.17
20.46
19.88
Q2 / 2019
26.00
24.63
26.88
Q2 / 2019
23.83
23.23
24.17
Q2 / 2019
21.95
22.03
20.39
Q2 / 2019
23.05
23.47
23.25
Q2 / 2019
25.34
28.45
32.66
Q2 / 2019
17.22
17.39
17.41
Q2 / 2019
16.71
15.64
17.23
Q2 / 2019
16.71
16.96
16.97
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