Gross Capital Formation (As % of GDP) rose 8.00% to 16.1% in El Salvador in 2020

Gross Capital Formation (As % of GDP) (%), 2020
Economy | El Salvador | January 1, 2021
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Gross capital formation as a share of GDP rose 8.00% to 16.1% in El Salvador in 2020, according to the National Statistical Office.

Historically, gross capital formation as a share of GDP in El Salvador reached an all time high of 16.1% in 2020 and an all time low of 0.108% in 1985. When compared to El Salvador's main peers, gross capital formation as a share of GDP in Costa Rica amounted to 17.7%, 12.1% in Guatemala, 23.3% in Honduras and 27.0% in Nicaragua in 2020.

El Salvador has been ranked 142nd within the group of 162 countries we follow in terms of gross capital formation as a share of GDP, 13 places above the position seen 10 years ago.

Gross Capital Formation (As % of GDP) Unit 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022 2023
Belize % 0.187% 0.190% 0.190% 21.7% 21.3%
Costa Rica % 0.193% 0.196% 0.177% 17.7% 17.5%
El Salvador % 0.167% 0.203% 0.191% 16.1% 16.1%
Guatemala % 0.136% 0.139% 0.145% 12.1% 12.3%
Honduras % 0.248% 0.259% 0.223% 23.3% 23.1%
Mexico % 0.229% 0.227% 0.211% 22.2% 22.3%
Nicaragua % 0.299% 0.239% 0.171% 27.0% 27.1%
Panama % 0.417% 0.413% 0.404% 42.0% 41.4%
USA % 0.206% 0.211% 0.210% 22.2% 22.2%