Which Economy Saves the Most?

Gross Savings (As % of GDP) (%), 2020 or latest
Economy | February 8, 2021
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Based on a comparison of 167 countries in 2020, Brunei ranked the highest in gross savings as a share of GDP with 53.6% followed by Macao and Nepal. On the other end of the scale was Liberia with -58.3%, Guyana with -12.5% and Maldives with -11.8%.

Average gross savings as a share of GDP reached 26.3% in 2020 in the World according to the National Statistical Office. This is 0.113 % more than in the previous year and 0.838 % more than 10 years ago.

Historically, average gross savings as a share of GDP reached an all time high of 26.7% in 2018 and an all time low of 0.233% in 1977. The average annual growth amounted to 0.297 % since 1960.

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

Gross Savings (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
Brunei % ... 59.7% 57.1% 56.4% 55.3% 53.2% ...
China % 47.9% 45.8% 44.5% 44.8% 44.1%
Indonesia % 31.5% 32.0% 32.0% 32.1% 31.6%
Iran % 43.6% 35.2% 37.4% 39.2% 45.0%
Ireland % 23.2% 30.0% 33.2% 34.4% 34.3%
Macao % ... ... 54.7% 51.7% 51.2% 53.2% 53.2% ... ...
Nepal % 45.7% 44.0% 40.2% 44.8% 47.1%
Qatar % 55.7% 45.6% 43.4% 50.2% 53.8%
Singapore % 47.4% 44.0% 44.4% 43.6% 42.7%
South Korea % 35.4% 36.7% 36.7% 36.9% 36.0%
Taiwan % 34.8% 36.6% 36.1% 36.1% 35.0%
Tanzania % 24.4% 25.4% 30.1% 30.5% 31.3%
Togo % 17.9% 21.2% 16.8% 25.7% 22.0%
Uzbekistan % 29.7% 25.4% 22.5% 31.5% 33.4%
Zambia % 36.2% 40.1% 34.9% 39.3% 44.5%