Gross Capital Formation (As % of GDP) rose 1.51% to 37.3% in Sri Lanka in 2019

Gross Capital Formation (As % of GDP) (%), 2019
Economy | Sri Lanka | January 1, 2020
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Gross capital formation as a share of GDP rose 1.51% to 37.3% in Sri Lanka in 2019, according to the National Statistical Office.

Historically, gross capital formation as a share of GDP in Sri Lanka reached an all time high of 37.3% in 2019 and an all time low of 0.125% in 1965. When compared to Sri Lanka's main peers, gross capital formation as a share of GDP in India amounted to 31.6%, 24.7% in Malaysia, 20.0% in Maldives and 22.2% in Myanmar in 2019.

Sri Lanka has been ranked 14th within the group of 162 countries we follow in terms of gross capital formation as a share of GDP, 59 places above the position seen 10 years ago.

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%
Cambodia % 0.229% 22.0% 22.0% 21.8% 21.7%
China % 0.436% 44.2% 43.7% 43.2% 42.6%
India % 0.309% 31.5% 31.6% 31.8% 32.0%
Indonesia % 0.337% 33.4% 33.6% 33.8% 33.9%
Laos % 0.290% ... ... ... ... ... ...
Malaysia % 0.256% 24.3% 24.7% 25.0% 24.9%
Maldives % 20.0% 20.0% 20.0% 20.0% 20.0%
Myanmar % 22.2% 21.9% 22.2% 22.0% 22.1%
Pakistan % 0.161% 16.4% 16.0% 15.1% 14.9%
Singapore % 0.276% 27.8% 27.5% 27.7% 27.8%
Sri Lanka % 0.367% 36.8% 37.3% 37.4% 37.3%
Thailand % 0.228% 23.4% 24.1% 25.1% 25.9%
Vietnam % 0.266% 27.5% 28.4% 29.4% 30.6%