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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 Algeria 6.1% 2013
=7 Venezuela 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 Vietnam 3.5% 2013
=14 India 3.5% 2013
=14 Saudi Arabia 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 Latvia 2.8% 2013
=21 East Timor 2.8% 2013
=23 Russia 2.6% 2013
=23 Estonia 2.6% 2013
Middle Eastern and North Africa average (profile) 2.51% 2013
=25 Kazakhstan 2.5% 2013
=25 Cape Verde 2.5% 2013
27 Bulgaria 2.4% 2013
=28 Argentina 2.2% 2013
=28 Indonesia 2.2% 2013
30 China 2.1% 2013
=31 Croatia 2% 2013
=31 Malawi 2% 2013
=31 Tajikistan 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 Honduras 1.6% 2013
=35 Poland 1.6% 2013
=35 Belarus 1.6% 2013
=35 Pakistan 1.6% 2013
Potential Future EU Members average (profile) 1.56% 2013
=39 Iran 1.5% 2013
=39 Moldova 1.5% 2013
=39 Mauritius 1.5% 2013
=39 Bosnia and Herzegovina 1.5% 2013
=43 Macau 1.4% 2013
=43 Barbados 1.4% 2013
=43 Finland 1.4% 2013
Emerging markets average (profile) 1.32% 2013
=46 The Bahamas 1.3% 2013
=46 Lithuania 1.3% 2013
=46 Trinidad and Tobago 1.3% 2013
=46 Luxembourg 1.3% 2013
=50 Austria 1.2% 2013
=50 Thailand 1.2% 2013
Muslim countries average (profile) 1.17% 2013
=52 Zambia 1.1% 2013
=52 Montenegro 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 Democratic Republic of the Congo 1% 2013
=54 South Africa 1% 2013
=54 Equatorial Guinea 1% 2013
=54 Cambodia 1% 2013
=54 Greece 1% 2013
=54 Costa Rica 1% 2013
=54 Panama 1% 2013
=54 Congo, Republic of the 1% 2013
=62 Switzerland 0.9% 2013
=62 Sudan 0.9% 2013
=62 Belize 0.9% 2013
=62 Ecuador 0.9% 2013
=62 Vanuatu 0.9% 2013
NATO countries average (profile) 0.826% 2013
Former British colonies average (profile) 0.815% 2013
=67 Egypt 0.8% 2013
=67 Chile 0.8% 2013
=67 Czech Republic 0.8% 2013
=67 Lesotho 0.8% 2013
=67 Papua New Guinea 0.8% 2013
=67 Bahrain 0.8% 2013
=67 South Korea 0.8% 2013
=74 Chad 0.7% 2013
=74 United Arab Emirates 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 Seychelles 0.6% 2013
=76 Mali 0.6% 2013
=76 Togo 0.6% 2013
=76 Spain 0.6% 2013
=76 Portugal 0.6% 2013
=76 Tanzania 0.6% 2013
Eurozone average (profile) 0.556% 2013
Former Spanish colonies average (profile) 0.532% 2013
=82 Jamaica 0.5% 2013
=82 New Zealand 0.5% 2013
=82 Netherlands 0.5% 2013
=82 Canada 0.5% 2013
Catholic countries average (profile) 0.435% 2013
=86 Burma 0.4% 2013
=86 United States 0.4% 2013
=86 Paraguay 0.4% 2013
=86 Hungary 0.4% 2013
=86 Australia 0.4% 2013
=86 Libya 0.4% 2013
=92 Iceland 0.3% 2013
=92 Bhutan 0.3% 2013
=92 Belgium 0.3% 2013
=92 Puerto Rico 0.3% 2013
=92 Uganda 0.3% 2013
=92 Romania 0.3% 2013
=92 Peru 0.3% 2013
=92 Cyprus 0.3% 2013
=92 United Kingdom 0.3% 2013
=92 Mexico 0.3% 2013
=92 Israel 0.3% 2013
=92 Ireland 0.3% 2013
=104 Benin 0.2% 2013
=104 Taiwan 0.2% 2013
Sub-Saharan Africa average (profile) 0.114% 2013
=106 Namibia 0.1% 2013
=106 Armenia 0.1% 2013
=106 Azerbaijan 0.1% 2013
=106 Malaysia 0.1% 2013
=106 Dominican Republic 0.1% 2013
Group of 7 countries (G7) average (profile) 0.0286% 2013
=111 Sweden -0.1% 2013
=111 Turkey -0.1% 2013
=111 Burkina Faso -0.1% 2013
=114 Kyrgyzstan -0.2% 2013
=114 Denmark -0.2% 2013
=116 Kenya -0.3% 2013
=116 Guatemala -0.3% 2013
=116 Slovenia -0.3% 2013
Latin America and Caribbean average (profile) -0.338% 2013
=119 Germany -0.4% 2013
=119 Botswana -0.4% 2013
=119 Colombia -0.4% 2013
=119 Hong Kong -0.4% 2013
=123 Brazil -0.5% 2013
=123 Cote d'Ivoire -0.5% 2013
=123 Oman -0.5% 2013
=126 Japan -0.6% 2013
=126 Ukraine -0.6% 2013
=126 Bolivia -0.6% 2013
=129 Qatar -0.8% 2013
=129 Slovakia -0.8% 2013
=131 Uruguay -0.9% 2013
=131 Tonga -0.9% 2013
=131 Philippines -0.9% 2013
=134 New Caledonia 0.0 2013
=134 Montserrat 0.0 2013
=134 Kuwait 0.0 2013
=134 Antigua and Barbuda 0.0 2013
=134 Grenada 0.0 2013
=134 Guinea-Bissau 0.0 2013
=134 Niger 0.0 2013
=134 Angola 0.0 2013
=134 Saint Kitts and Nevis 0.0 2013
=134 Bermuda 0.0 2013
=134 Saint Lucia 0.0 2013
=134 Saint Vincent and the Grenadines 0.0 2013
=134 Albania 0.0 2013
=134 Gabon 0.0 2013
=134 The Gambia 0.0 2013
=134 Senegal 0.0 2013
=134 Italy 0.0 2013
=134 Kosovo 0.0 2013
=134 Sierra Leone 0.0 2013
=134 Rwanda 0.0 2013
=134 El Salvador 0.0 2013
=134 Nigeria 0.0 2013
=134 Guinea 0.0 2013
=134 Central African Republic 0.0 2013
=134 France 0.0 2013
=134 Afghanistan 0.0 2013
=134 Madagascar 0.0 2013
=134 Liberia 0.0 2013
=134 Dominica 0.0 2013
=134 Cameroon 0.0 2013
=134 Swaziland 0.0 2013
=134 Ethiopia 0.0 2013
=134 Turkmenistan 0.0 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 West Bank -4.2% 2013
=176 Gaza Strip -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

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