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Economy > GDP > Composition, by end use > Investment in inventories: 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.
imports of goods and ...
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# COUNTRY AMOUNT DATE GRAPH
1 Jordan 16.1% 2013
2 Nepal 14.9% 2013
3 Syria 8.4% 2013
4 Mongolia 7% 2013
5 Ghana 6.9% 2013
6 Republic of Macedonia 6.4% 2013
=7 Venezuela 6.1% 2013
=7 Algeria 6.1% 2013
9 Uzbekistan 4.9% 2013
10 Norway 4.5% 2013
11 Bangladesh 4.3% 2013
12 Georgia 4.1% 2013
13 Morocco 3.9% 2013
=14 Saudi Arabia 3.5% 2013
=14 India 3.5% 2013
=14 Vietnam 3.5% 2013
17 Tunisia 3.4% 2013
18 Serbia 3.3% 2013
19 Comoros 3.2% 2013
South and Central Asia average (profile) 2.97% 2013
20 Singapore 2.9% 2013
=21 East Timor 2.8% 2013
=21 Latvia 2.8% 2013
=23 Estonia 2.6% 2013
=23 Russia 2.6% 2013
Middle Eastern and North Africa average (profile) 2.51% 2013
=25 Cape Verde 2.5% 2013
=25 Kazakhstan 2.5% 2013
27 Bulgaria 2.4% 2013
=28 Indonesia 2.2% 2013
=28 Argentina 2.2% 2013
30 China 2.1% 2013
=31 Tajikistan 2% 2013
=31 Malawi 2% 2013
=31 Croatia 2% 2013
South Asia average (profile) 1.94% 2013
34 Sri Lanka 1.8% 2013
OPEC countries average (profile) 1.75% 2013
Religious countries average (profile) 1.75% 2013
Cold countries average (profile) 1.7% 2013
Former Soviet republics average (profile) 1.69% 2013
=35 Pakistan 1.6% 2013
=35 Belarus 1.6% 2013
=35 Poland 1.6% 2013
=35 Honduras 1.6% 2013
Potential Future EU Members average (profile) 1.56% 2013
=39 Bosnia and Herzegovina 1.5% 2013
=39 Mauritius 1.5% 2013
=39 Moldova 1.5% 2013
=39 Iran 1.5% 2013
=43 Finland 1.4% 2013
=43 Barbados 1.4% 2013
=43 Macau 1.4% 2013
Emerging markets average (profile) 1.32% 2013
=46 Luxembourg 1.3% 2013
=46 Trinidad and Tobago 1.3% 2013
=46 Lithuania 1.3% 2013
=46 The Bahamas 1.3% 2013
=50 Thailand 1.2% 2013
=50 Austria 1.2% 2013
Muslim countries average (profile) 1.17% 2013
=52 Montenegro 1.1% 2013
=52 Zambia 1.1% 2013
Eastern Europe average (profile) 1.08% 2013
Landlocked countries average (profile) 1.05% 2013
Europe average (profile) 1.02% 2013
Heavily indebted countries average (profile) 1.02% 2013
=54 Congo, Republic of the 1% 2013
=54 Panama 1% 2013
=54 Costa Rica 1% 2013
=54 Greece 1% 2013
=54 Cambodia 1% 2013
=54 Equatorial Guinea 1% 2013
=54 South Africa 1% 2013
=54 Democratic Republic of the Congo 1% 2013
=62 Vanuatu 0.9% 2013
=62 Ecuador 0.9% 2013
=62 Belize 0.9% 2013
=62 Sudan 0.9% 2013
=62 Switzerland 0.9% 2013
NATO countries average (profile) 0.826% 2013
Former British colonies average (profile) 0.815% 2013
=67 South Korea 0.8% 2013
=67 Bahrain 0.8% 2013
=67 Papua New Guinea 0.8% 2013
=67 Lesotho 0.8% 2013
=67 Czech Republic 0.8% 2013
=67 Chile 0.8% 2013
=67 Egypt 0.8% 2013
=74 United Arab Emirates 0.7% 2013
=74 Chad 0.7% 2013
European Union average (profile) 0.671% 2013
Christian countries average (profile) 0.649% 2013
High income OECD countries average (profile) 0.629% 2013
Former French colonies average (profile) 0.622% 2013
Non-religious countries average (profile) 0.608% 2013
=76 Tanzania 0.6% 2013
=76 Portugal 0.6% 2013
=76 Spain 0.6% 2013
=76 Togo 0.6% 2013
=76 Mali 0.6% 2013
=76 Seychelles 0.6% 2013
Eurozone average (profile) 0.556% 2013
Former Spanish colonies average (profile) 0.532% 2013
=82 Canada 0.5% 2013
=82 Netherlands 0.5% 2013
=82 New Zealand 0.5% 2013
=82 Jamaica 0.5% 2013
Catholic countries average (profile) 0.435% 2013
=86 Libya 0.4% 2013
=86 Australia 0.4% 2013
=86 Hungary 0.4% 2013
=86 Paraguay 0.4% 2013
=86 United States 0.4% 2013
=86 Burma 0.4% 2013
=92 Ireland 0.3% 2013
=92 Israel 0.3% 2013
=92 Mexico 0.3% 2013
=92 United Kingdom 0.3% 2013
=92 Cyprus 0.3% 2013
=92 Peru 0.3% 2013
=92 Romania 0.3% 2013
=92 Uganda 0.3% 2013
=92 Puerto Rico 0.3% 2013
=92 Belgium 0.3% 2013
=92 Bhutan 0.3% 2013
=92 Iceland 0.3% 2013
=104 Taiwan 0.2% 2013
=104 Benin 0.2% 2013
Sub-Saharan Africa average (profile) 0.114% 2013
=106 Dominican Republic 0.1% 2013
=106 Malaysia 0.1% 2013
=106 Azerbaijan 0.1% 2013
=106 Armenia 0.1% 2013
=106 Namibia 0.1% 2013
Group of 7 countries (G7) average (profile) 0.0286% 2013
=111 Turkmenistan 0.0 2013
=111 Ethiopia 0.0 2013
=111 Swaziland 0.0 2013
=111 Cameroon 0.0 2013
=111 Dominica 0.0 2013
=111 Liberia 0.0 2013
=111 Madagascar 0.0 2013
=111 Afghanistan 0.0 2013
=111 France 0.0 2013
=111 Central African Republic 0.0 2013
=111 Guinea 0.0 2013
=111 Nigeria 0.0 2013
=111 El Salvador 0.0 2013
=111 Rwanda 0.0 2013
=111 Sierra Leone 0.0 2013
=111 Kosovo 0.0 2013
=111 Italy 0.0 2013
=111 Senegal 0.0 2013
=111 The Gambia 0.0 2013
=111 Gabon 0.0 2013
=111 Albania 0.0 2013
=111 Saint Vincent and the Grenadines 0.0 2013
=111 Saint Lucia 0.0 2013
=111 Bermuda 0.0 2013
=111 Saint Kitts and Nevis 0.0 2013
=111 Angola 0.0 2013
=111 Niger 0.0 2013
=111 Guinea-Bissau 0.0 2013
=111 Grenada 0.0 2013
=111 Antigua and Barbuda 0.0 2013
=111 Kuwait 0.0 2013
=111 Montserrat 0.0 2013
=111 New Caledonia 0.0 2013
=144 Burkina Faso -0.1% 2013
=144 Turkey -0.1% 2013
=144 Sweden -0.1% 2013
=147 Denmark -0.2% 2013
=147 Kyrgyzstan -0.2% 2013
=149 Slovenia -0.3% 2013
=149 Guatemala -0.3% 2013
=149 Kenya -0.3% 2013
Latin America and Caribbean average (profile) -0.338% 2013
=152 Hong Kong -0.4% 2013
=152 Colombia -0.4% 2013
=152 Botswana -0.4% 2013
=152 Germany -0.4% 2013
=156 Oman -0.5% 2013
=156 Cote d'Ivoire -0.5% 2013
=156 Brazil -0.5% 2013
=159 Bolivia -0.6% 2013
=159 Ukraine -0.6% 2013
=159 Japan -0.6% 2013
=162 Slovakia -0.8% 2013
=162 Qatar -0.8% 2013
=164 Philippines -0.9% 2013
=164 Tonga -0.9% 2013
=164 Uruguay -0.9% 2013
167 Mozambique -1.2% 2013
168 Laos -1.3% 2013
169 Malta -1.4% 2013
170 Brunei -1.5% 2013
171 Sao Tome and Principe -1.6% 2013
172 Fiji -1.9% 2013
173 British Virgin Islands -2% 2013
174 Djibouti -2.1% 2013
175 Cuba -2.5% 2013
=176 Gaza Strip -4.2% 2013
=176 West Bank -4.2% 2013
178 Yemen -4.4% 2013
179 Burundi -5.5% 2013
180 Guyana -5.9% 2013
181 Mauritania -8.9% 2013
182 Suriname -19.8% 2013

Citation

"Countries Compared by Economy > GDP > Composition, by end use > Investment in inventories. 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-inventories

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