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Economy > GDP > Composition, by end use > Investment in fixed capital: Countries Compared

DEFINITION: This entry is derived from Economy > GDP > Composition, by end use, which shows who does the spending in an economy: consumers, businesses, government, and foreigners. The distribution gives the percentage contribution to total GDP of household consumption, government consumption, investment in fixed capital, investment in inventories, exports of goods and services, and imports of goods and services, and will total 100 percent of GDP if the data are complete.
household consumption consists of expenditures by resident households, and by nonprofit institutions that serve households, on goods and services that are consumed by individuals. This includes consumption of both domestically produced and foreign goods and services.
government consumption consists of government expenditures on goods and services. These figures exclude government transfer payments, such as interest on debt, unemployment, and social security, since such payments are not made in exchange for goods and services supplied.
investment in fixed capital consists of total business spending on fixed assets, such as factories, machinery, equipment, dwellings, and inventories of raw materials, which provide the basis for future production. It is measured gross of the depreciation of the assets, i.e., it includes investment that merely replaces worn-out or scrapped capital. Earlier editions of The World Factbook referred to this concept as Investment (gross fixed) and that data now have been moved to this new field.
investment in inventories consists of net changes to the stock of outputs that are still held by the units that produce them, awaiting further sale to an end user, such as automobiles sitting on a dealer’s lot or groceries on the store shelves. This figure may be positive or negative. If the stock of unsold output increases during the relevant time period, investment in inventories is positive, but, if the stock of unsold goods declines, it will be negative. Investment in inventories normally is an early indicator of the state of the economy. If the stock of unsold items increases unexpectedly – because people stop buying - the economy may be entering a recession; but if the stock of unsold items falls - and goods "go flying off the shelves" - businesses normally try to replace those stocks, and the economy is likely to accelerate.
exports of goods and services consist of sales, barter, gifts, or grants of goods and services from residents to nonresidents.
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# COUNTRY AMOUNT DATE GRAPH
1 Mauritania 64.5% 2013
2 Bhutan 60.5% 2013
3 Congo, Republic of the 53.6% 2013
4 Mongolia 51.7% 2013
5 Sao Tome and Principe 51.3% 2013
6 Turks and Caicos Islands 50.3% 2013
7 Niger 45.8% 2013
8 China 45.7% 2013
9 Cape Verde 43.2% 2013
10 Equatorial Guinea 42% 2013
11 Sierra Leone 39.9% 2013
12 Tanzania 39.4% 2013
13 Guinea 38.1% 2013
14 Botswana 34.8% 2013
15 Indonesia 33.2% 2013
16 Djibouti 33% 2013
17 Lebanon 32.9% 2013
=18 Belarus 32.8% 2013
=18 Nicaragua 32.8% 2013
=20 The Bahamas 31.9% 2013
=20 Chad 31.9% 2013
22 Lesotho 31.8% 2013
23 Mozambique 31.7% 2013
=24 Morocco 31.4% 2013
=24 Algeria 31.4% 2013
26 Seychelles 31.3% 2013
27 Kosovo 31.2% 2013
South Asia average (profile) 30.84% 2013
28 Senegal 30.8% 2013
29 Antigua and Barbuda 30.7% 2013
=30 Qatar 30.6% 2013
=30 Iran 30.6% 2013
32 Gabon 30.3% 2013
33 Belize 30.2% 2013
34 Tonga 29.8% 2013
35 Vietnam 29.7% 2013
=36 India 29.6% 2013
=36 Laos 29.6% 2013
38 Saint Lucia 29.1% 2013
=39 Panama 29% 2013
=39 Ghana 29% 2013
41 Sri Lanka 28.9% 2013
=42 Australia 28.5% 2013
=42 Thailand 28.5% 2013
44 Saint Kitts and Nevis 28.3% 2013
=45 Democratic Republic of the Congo 28.2% 2013
=45 New Caledonia 28.2% 2013
47 Mali 27.8% 2013
Former French colonies average (profile) 27.71% 2013
48 Ethiopia 26.8% 2013
=49 South Korea 26.7% 2013
=49 Vanuatu 26.7% 2013
=49 Oman 26.7% 2013
=49 Romania 26.7% 2013
=53 Ecuador 26.6% 2013
=53 Peru 26.6% 2013
55 Hong Kong 26.4% 2013
56 Jordan 26% 2013
Sub-Saharan Africa average (profile) 25.81% 2013
57 Malaysia 25.7% 2013
58 Kyrgyzstan 25.5% 2013
=59 Afghanistan 25.4% 2013
=59 Bangladesh 25.4% 2013
South and Central Asia average (profile) 25.22% 2013
61 Montserrat 25.2% 2013
Muslim countries average (profile) 25.15% 2013
=62 Liberia 25% 2013
=62 Estonia 25% 2013
=64 Georgia 24.9% 2013
=64 Albania 24.9% 2013
=64 Uganda 24.9% 2013
67 Bermuda 24.6% 2013
Non-religious countries average (profile) 24.55% 2013
Landlocked countries average (profile) 24.34% 2013
68 Honduras 24.3% 2013
=69 Canada 24.1% 2013
=69 Chile 24.1% 2013
=69 Singapore 24.1% 2013
72 British Virgin Islands 23.9% 2013
Hot countries average (profile) 23.72% 2013
73 Armenia 23.7% 2013
Former British colonies average (profile) 23.64% 2013
=74 Colombia 23.6% 2013
=74 Sudan 23.6% 2013
=74 Saint Vincent and the Grenadines 23.6% 2013
=74 Czech Republic 23.6% 2013
=78 Uzbekistan 23.5% 2013
=78 Latvia 23.5% 2013
Emerging markets average (profile) 23.29% 2013
Cold countries average (profile) 23.09% 2013
80 Mauritius 23% 2013
Middle Eastern and North Africa average (profile) 22.94% 2013
81 Rwanda 22.8% 2013
82 Mexico 22.6% 2013
=83 Fiji 22.5% 2013
=83 Anguilla 22.5% 2013
=83 Azerbaijan 22.5% 2013
=86 Republic of Macedonia 22.3% 2013
=86 Cayman Islands 22.3% 2013
=88 Dominica 22.2% 2013
=88 Saudi Arabia 22.2% 2013
=88 Guyana 22.2% 2013
Former Spanish colonies average (profile) 22.16% 2013
=91 Uruguay 22.1% 2013
=91 Burundi 22.1% 2013
Eastern Europe average (profile) 22.1% 2013
Former Soviet republics average (profile) 22.09% 2013
=93 Russia 22% 2013
=93 Tunisia 22% 2013
=95 Zimbabwe 21.9% 2013
=95 United Arab Emirates 21.9% 2013
=97 Moldova 21.8% 2013
=97 Argentina 21.8% 2013
Heavily indebted countries average (profile) 21.74% 2013
Latin America and Caribbean average (profile) 21.73% 2013
Religious countries average (profile) 21.63% 2013
99 Luxembourg 21.6% 2013
100 Slovakia 21.5% 2013
=101 Bulgaria 21.4% 2013
=101 Austria 21.4% 2013
Christian countries average (profile) 21.38% 2013
=103 Japan 21.2% 2013
=103 Namibia 21.2% 2013
105 Kazakhstan 21.1% 2013
Catholic countries average (profile) 21.1% 2013
=106 Cameroon 21% 2013
=106 Jamaica 21% 2013
Potential Future EU Members average (profile) 20.82% 2013
108 Belgium 20.7% 2013
=109 Norway 20.6% 2013
=109 Syria 20.6% 2013
=111 Israel 20.4% 2013
=111 Kenya 20.4% 2013
113 Turkey 20.3% 2013
114 Costa Rica 20.2% 2013
=115 Burkina Faso 20.1% 2013
=115 Switzerland 20.1% 2013
117 Nepal 20% 2013
Europe average (profile) 19.94% 2013
118 Venezuela 19.9% 2013
119 France 19.8% 2013
failed states average (profile) 19.73% 2013
NATO countries average (profile) 19.61% 2013
=120 Finland 19.6% 2013
=120 Taiwan 19.6% 2013
High income OECD countries average (profile) 19.54% 2013
OPEC countries average (profile) 19.54% 2013
=122 Bahrain 19.5% 2013
=122 Comoros 19.5% 2013
124 Philippines 19.4% 2013
125 Poland 19.3% 2013
=126 Spain 19.2% 2013
=126 South Africa 19.2% 2013
=126 Zambia 19.2% 2013
129 Tajikistan 19.1% 2013
130 Sweden 19% 2013
=131 The Gambia 18.9% 2013
=131 New Zealand 18.9% 2013
=131 Ukraine 18.9% 2013
134 Yemen 18.8% 2013
European Union average (profile) 18.69% 2013
135 Togo 18.6% 2013
Group of 7 countries (G7) average (profile) 18.54% 2013
=136 Montenegro 18.4% 2013
=136 Croatia 18.4% 2013
Eurozone average (profile) 18.31% 2013
138 Bolivia 18.2% 2013
139 Brazil 18.1% 2013
=140 Gaza Strip 17.9% 2013
=140 Italy 17.9% 2013
=140 West Bank 17.9% 2013
=143 Slovenia 17.8% 2013
=143 Benin 17.8% 2013
=145 Bosnia and Herzegovina 17.7% 2013
=145 Germany 17.7% 2013
147 Grenada 17.6% 2013
=148 Denmark 17.3% 2013
=148 Serbia 17.3% 2013
150 Hungary 17.2% 2013
151 Netherlands 17% 2013
152 Lithuania 16.7% 2013
153 Burma 16.6% 2013
154 Cambodia 16.5% 2013
155 Dominican Republic 16.3% 2013
=156 Portugal 16% 2013
=156 Egypt 16% 2013
158 Eritrea 15.2% 2013
159 Paraguay 15.1% 2013
160 Trinidad and Tobago 14.9% 2013
=161 United States 14.8% 2013
=161 Malta 14.8% 2013
163 Guatemala 14.7% 2013
=164 East Timor 14.6% 2013
=164 Papua New Guinea 14.6% 2013
=164 Puerto Rico 14.6% 2013
167 Iceland 14.5% 2013
168 Madagascar 14.4% 2013
169 United Kingdom 14.3% 2013
170 El Salvador 14.2% 2013
=171 Barbados 14% 2013
=171 Kuwait 14% 2013
=173 Malawi 13.6% 2013
=173 Brunei 13.6% 2013
175 Macau 13.4% 2013
176 Pakistan 13.3% 2013
177 Central African Republic 13% 2013
178 Cyprus 12.8% 2013
179 Greece 12.6% 2013
180 Cote d'Ivoire 12.1% 2013
181 Swaziland 11.9% 2013
182 Angola 11.7% 2013
183 Guinea-Bissau 11.6% 2013
184 Ireland 10.6% 2013
185 South Sudan 10.4% 2013
186 Turkmenistan 10.3% 2013
187 Cuba 9.6% 2013
188 Nigeria 8.2% 2013
189 Suriname 6.3% 2013
190 Libya 4.9% 2013

Citation

"Countries Compared by Economy > GDP > Composition, by end use > Investment in fixed capital. International Statistics at NationMaster.com", CIA World Factbooks 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013. Aggregates compiled by NationMaster. Retrieved from http://www.nationmaster.com/country-info/stats/Economy/GDP/Composition,-by-end-use/Investment-in-fixed-capital

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