Gross Capital Formation (As % of GDP) rose to 33.7% in Bangladesh in 2018

Gross Capital Formation (As % of GDP) (%)
Economy | Bangladesh | May 17, 2019
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Gross capital formation as a share of GDP reached 33.7 % in 2018 in Bangladesh, according to the National Statistical Office. This is 10939 % more than in the previous year.

Historically, gross capital formation as a share of GDP in Bangladesh reached an all time high of 33.7 % in 2018 and an all time low of 0.047 % in 1972. When compared to Bangladesh's main peers, gross capital formation as a share of GDP in Bhutan amounted to 63.7 %, 44.2 % in China, 31.5 % in India and 21.9 % in Myanmar in 2018.

Bangladesh has been ranked 18th within the group of 163 countries we follow in terms of gross capital formation as a share of GDP, 60 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
Bangladesh % 0.305% 33.7% 33.2% 33.1% 33.3%
Bhutan % 0.513% 63.7% 55.6% 59.8% 60.3%
China % 0.436% 44.2% 43.7% 43.2% 42.6%
India % 0.309% 31.5% 31.6% 31.8% 32.0%
Japan % 0.240% 24.5% 24.6% 24.7% 24.7%
Laos % 0.290% ... ... ... ... ... ...
Myanmar % 22.2% 21.9% 22.2% 22.0% 22.1%
Nepal % 0.457% 51.8% 46.6% 45.4% 44.2%
Pakistan % 0.161% 16.4% 16.0% 15.1% 14.9%
Russia % 0.242% 21.2% 22.6% 23.0% 23.1%
Sri Lanka % 0.367% 36.8% 37.3% 37.4% 37.3%
Thailand % 0.228% 23.4% 24.1% 25.1% 25.9%
USA % 0.206% 21.1% 21.8% 22.2% 22.2%