Which Economy Invests the Most?

Gross Capital Formation (As % of GDP) (%), 2020 or latest
Economy | February 8, 2021
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Based on a comparison of 169 countries in 2020, Libya ranked the highest in gross capital formation as a share of GDP with 77.4% followed by Mozambique and Suriname. On the other end of the scale was Liberia with 0%, Yemen with 6.39% and South Sudan with 6.74%.

Average gross capital formation as a share of GDP reached 26.1% in 2020 in the World according to the National Statistical Office. This is 0.151 % more than in the previous year and 2.70 % more than 10 years ago.

Historically, average gross capital formation as a share of GDP reached an all time high of 27.9% in 1974 and an all time low of 0.225% in 1967. The average annual growth amounted to 8.32 % since 1960.

Data for more countries are available at Gross Capital Formation (As % of GDP) indicator page.

Gross Capital Formation (As % of GDP) Unit 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020
Algeria % 47.5% 52.9% 53.9% 50.9% 49.4%
Bhutan % 50.3% 54.3% 56.2% 54.3% 49.7%
Brunei % 27.4% 35.2% 34.6% 34.8% 41.1%
China % 45.6% 43.0% 42.7% 43.2% 44.0%
Ethiopia % 38.0% 39.4% 38.0% 38.4% 39.1%
Iran % 40.4% 34.9% 33.5% 35.7% 38.9%
Libya % 53.5% 77.1% 68.8% 43.8% 36.8%
Mauritania % 41.8% 21.5% 26.0% 28.3% 26.8%
Mozambique % 52.9% 41.2% 46.6% 33.2% 50.0%
Nepal % 41.2% 39.1% 33.9% 45.2% 55.2%
Qatar % 31.8% 37.1% 48.9% 42.6% 40.7% ...
Suriname % 73.0% 69.9% 60.7% 46.6% 50.5%
Tanzania % 37.7% 32.8% 32.2% 34.0% 38.4%
Togo % 27.9% 32.2% 26.5% 27.7% 25.5%
Uzbekistan % 26.4% 24.1% 22.1% 29.0% 40.5%