Non-religious countries Compared by Economy > Gross capital formation > Current US$

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 current U.S. dollars.


1 Japan 1.04 trillion$ 2004
2 China 970.92 billion$ 2005
3 France 428.69 billion$ 2005
4 Canada 205.02 billion$ 2004
5 Australia 168.43 billion$ 2004
6 Netherlands 119.64 billion$ 2005
7 Turkey 89.81 billion$ 2005
8 Austria 65.02 billion$ 2005
9 Sweden 61.05 billion$ 2005
10 Hong Kong 36.48 billion$ 2005
11 Czech Republic 32.94 billion$ 2005
12 Vietnam 18.58 billion$ 2005
13 Azerbaijan 4.75 billion$ 2005


Non-religious countries Compared by Economy > Gross capital formation > Current US$


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