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
Q4 / 2020
28.12
23.58
26.48
Q1 / 2020
39.80
39.41
40.98
Q4 / 2020
15.78
14.52
12.76
Q4 / 2020
24.42
16.06
21.12
Q4 / 2020
22.30
21.78
22.74
Q4 / 2020
26.99
25.34
25.52
Q3 / 2020
27.42
20.18
19.90
Q4 / 2020
27.66
23.57
34.44
Q4 / 2020
26.17
23.51
25.52
Q2 / 2020
10.47
11.90
19.25
Q2 / 2020
14.65
15.00
18.38
Q4 / 2020
20.03
18.97
21.61
Q4 / 2020
32.95
33.07
32.40
Q4 / 2020
18.30
16.19
14.85
Q4 / 2020
41.71
56.84
35.56
Q4 / 2020
22.08
19.70
22.30
Q4 / 2020
20.84
23.32
23.24
Q4 / 2020
22.77
23.94
21.99
Q4 / 2020
58.74
56.03
32.06
Q4 / 2020
22.26
19.95
26.27
Q4 / 2020
14.01
21.74
16.14
Q4 / 2020
16.00
17.66
15.56
Q4 / 2020
22.92
20.90
20.87
Q4 / 2020
25.57
19.89
20.20
Q4 / 2020
26.57
24.74
29.39
Q4 / 2020
23.69
22.42
22.62
Q4 / 2020
31.62
27.48
28.41
Q3 / 2020
23.71
22.73
25.10
Q3 / 2020
10.13
8.70
16.84
Q4 / 2020
44.99
29.27
26.59
Q4 / 2020
22.11
20.96
22.89
Q4 / 2020
23.38
24.74
24.34
Q1 / 2021
24.56
23.84
22.58
Q4 / 2020
24.49
24.22
22.88
Q4 / 2020
22.46
22.20
22.03
Q4 / 2020
12.23
10.59
11.69
Q3 / 2020
13.84
12.94
14.87
Q4 / 2020
18.82
17.11
18.06
Q4 / 2020
29.09
29.37
27.77
Q4 / 2020
20.91
21.82
20.32
Q4 / 2020
27.70
27.32
27.53
Q1 / 2021
31.98
32.87
31.86
Q3 / 2020
26.81
28.20
23.03
Q4 / 2020
28.56
19.26
66.43
Q4 / 2020
21.95
19.58
21.62
Q4 / 2020
18.10
17.86
17.24
Q4 / 2020
24.30
24.88
24.74
Q4 / 2020
26.10
29.93
22.73
Q2 / 2020
24.72
19.63
28.19
Q4 / 2020
25.80
24.73
24.87
Q4 / 2020
24.10
21.81
21.76
Q4 / 2020
15.58
16.65
18.25
Q4 / 2020
27.84
36.42
16.54
Q4 / 2020
36.28
29.28
43.27
Q4 / 2020
19.56
21.01
21.26
Q4 / 2020
21.20
20.51
21.81
Q4 / 2020
21.24
21.37
19.19
Q4 / 2020
18.57
19.10
20.16
Q4 / 2020
21.21
30.90
22.33
Q4 / 2020
23.90
34.12
32.49
Q4 / 2020
25.96
24.47
28.15
Q4 / 2020
21.13
19.59
21.08
Q4 / 2020
22.99
22.73
23.63
Q4 / 2020
21.41
17.34
18.83
Q4 / 2020
31.05
26.29
25.15
Q4 / 2020
26.33
27.28
26.09
Q3 / 2020
21.35
19.93
25.55
Q4 / 2020
21.39
21.88
19.18
Q4 / 2020
26.78
22.27
24.53
Q4 / 2020
19.85
19.99
26.18
Q4 / 2020
22.67
16.01
25.34
Q4 / 2020
18.92
19.06
18.04
Q3 / 2020
45.08
44.23
44.54
Q4 / 2020
23.44
32.08
23.28
Q4 / 2020
29.32
20.65
29.29
Q4 / 2020
26.88
24.15
27.22
Q4 / 2020
23.98
21.04
21.93
Q4 / 2020
23.75
30.15
24.61
Q4 / 2020
23.91
21.49
25.70
Q4 / 2020
29.43
30.41
32.62
Q4 / 2020
22.92
19.07
22.83
Q4 / 2020
21.54
19.53
25.06
Q4 / 2020
20.80
19.67
19.44
Q4 / 2020
16.30
16.42
17.60
Q4 / 2020
31.68
31.82
31.33
Q4 / 2020
20.04
19.66
19.59
Q4 / 2020
25.71
23.55
25.44
Q4 / 2020
27.01
26.12
26.88
Q3 / 2020
23.51
24.04
23.73
Q4 / 2020
22.86
22.80
22.26
Q4 / 2020
28.13
26.71
26.26
Q1 / 2021
18.11
17.99
17.29
Q4 / 2020
15.23
11.56
22.37
Q4 / 2020
17.67
17.90
17.56
Q4 / 2020
20.06
15.76
18.07
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