Gross fixed capital formation as a share of GDP reached 20.6 % in 2017 in Peru, according to the National Statistical Office. This is 4.06 % less than in the previous year.
Historically, gross fixed capital formation as a share of GDP in Peru reached an all time high of 35.6 % in 1962 and an all time low of 15.9 % in 1970. When compared to Peru's main peers, gross fixed capital formation as a share of GDP in Bolivia amounted to 21.3 %, 15.0 % in Brazil, 21.6 % in Chile and 21.2 % in Colombia in 2017.
Peru has been ranked 97th within the group of 157 countries we follow in terms of gross fixed capital formation as a share of GDP, 34 places above the position seen 10 years ago.
Gross fixed capital formation includes: land improvements (fences, ditches, drains, and so on); purchases of plant, machinery, and equipment, and the construction of roads, railways, and the like, including schools, offices, hospitals, private residential dwellings, and commercial and industrial buildings.