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Gross Capital Formation (As % of GDP) (%), 2019 or latest
Economy | December 2, 2019
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Based on a comparison of 170 countries in 2019, Mozambique ranked the highest in gross capital formation as a share of GDP with 66.0% followed by Bhutan and Suriname. On the other end of the scale was Liberia with 0%, Cuba with 0.103% and Iraq with 0.179%.

Average gross capital formation as a share of GDP reached 26.5% in 2019 in the World according to the National Statistical Office. This is 0.063 % 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 26.9% in 2023 and an all time low of 0.225% in 1967. The average annual growth amounted to 8.65 % since 1960.

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

Gross Capital Formation (As % of GDP) Unit 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019
Algeria % 0.434% 0.456% 0.508% 0.508% 0.484%
Bhutan % 0.459% 0.517% 0.539% 0.554% 0.513%
China % 0.474% 0.470% 0.454% 0.443% 0.436%
Ethiopia % 0.341% 0.380% 0.407% 0.380% 0.390%
Iran % 0.387% 0.399% 0.340% 0.332% 0.347%
Mauritania % 0.560% 0.522% 0.548% 0.477% 0.498%
Mongolia % 0.533% 0.352% 0.264% 0.257% 0.346%
Morocco % 0.347% 0.325% 0.308% 0.326% 0.326%
Mozambique % 0.545% 0.554% 0.453% 0.381% 0.392%
Nepal % 0.373% 0.412% 0.391% 0.339% 0.457%
Niger % 0.362% 0.374% 0.387% 0.319% 0.337%
Panama % 0.440% 0.443% 0.428% 0.405% 0.417%
Sri Lanka % 0.332% 0.323% 0.312% 0.350% 0.367%
Suriname % 66.3% 73.0% 69.9% 60.7% 46.6%
Zambia % 0.340% 0.340% 0.428% 0.382% 42.2%