Which Economy Invests the Most?

Gross Capital Formation (As % of GDP) (%), 2017 or latest
Economy | February 26, 2018
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Based on a comparison of 170 countries in 2022, Bhutan ranked the highest in gross capital formation as a share of GDP with 63.7% followed by Algeria and Panama. On the other end of the scale was Trinidad and Tobago with 0.088%, Cuba with 0.094% and Iraq with 0.185%.

Average gross capital formation as a share of GDP reached 26.8% in 2022 in the World according to the National Statistical Office. This is 0.6 % more than in the previous year and 99.1 % more than 10 years ago.

Historically, average gross capital formation as a share of GDP reached an all time high of 26.8% in 2022 and an all time low of 0.225% in 1967. The average annual growth amounted to 8.81 % since 1960.

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