Gross Capital Formation (As % of GDP) rose to 17.7% in Afghanistan in 2019

Gross Capital Formation (As % of GDP) (%)
Economy | Afghanistan | January 01, 2020
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Gross capital formation as a share of GDP reached 17.7 % in 2019 in Afghanistan, according to the National Statistical Office. This is 2.64 % more than in the previous year.

Historically, gross capital formation as a share of GDP in Afghanistan reached an all time high of 17.7 % in 2019 and an all time low of 0.052 % in 1967. When compared to Afghanistan's main peers, gross capital formation as a share of GDP in Iran amounted to 39.2 %, 16.0 % in Pakistan and 21.6 % in Tajikistan in 2019.

Afghanistan has been ranked 136th within the group of 163 countries we follow in terms of gross capital formation as a share of GDP, 5 places above the position seen 10 years ago.

Measures the value of acquisitions of new or existing fixed assets by the business sector, governments and "pure" households (excluding their unincorporated enterprises), less disposals of fixed assets.

Gross Capital Formation (As % of GDP) Unit 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022 2023
Afghanistan % 0.192% 17.3% 17.7% 18.2% 19.1%
China % 0.436% 44.2% 43.7% 43.2% 42.6%
India % 0.309% 31.5% 31.6% 31.8% 32.0%
Iran % 0.347% 39.1% 39.2% 38.7% 38.5%
Iraq % 0.179% ... ... ... ... ... ...
Kazakhstan % 0.266% 25.5% 26.1% 26.8% 27.9%
Kyrgyzstan % 0.322% 30.7% 30.4% 28.3% 28.3%
Pakistan % 0.161% 16.4% 16.0% 15.1% 14.9%
Tajikistan % 24.9% 22.8% 21.6% 21.4% 21.6%
Turkmenistan % ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ...
Uzbekistan % 0.292% 32.2% 33.3% 35.6% 37.2%