Economy > Gross capital formation > Constant 2000 US$: Group totals

DEFINITION: Gross capital formation (formerly gross domestic investment) consists of outlays on additions to the fixed assets of the economy plus net changes in the level of inventories. Fixed assets include land improvements (fences, ditches, drains, and so on); 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. Inventories are stocks of goods held by firms to meet temporary or unexpected fluctuations in production or sales, and "work in progress." According to the 1993 SNA, net acquisitions of valuables are also considered capital formation. Data are in constant 2000 U.S. dollars.


Non-religious countries 2.63 trillion constant 2000 US$ 2004
Emerging markets 1.81 trillion constant 2000 US$ 2005
Former Spanish colonies 331.46 billion constant 2000 US$ 2005
Eastern Europe 214.6 billion constant 2000 US$ 2005
South Asia 213.59 billion constant 2000 US$ 2004
South and Central Asia 149.52 billion constant 2000 US$ 2000
Former Soviet republics 121.38 billion constant 2000 US$ 2005
Former French colonies 79.04 billion constant 2000 US$ 2005

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