Gross fixed capital formation as a share of GDP reached 20.5 % in 2017 in USA, according to the National Statistical Office. This is 1.43 % more than in the previous year.
Historically, gross fixed capital formation as a share of GDP in USA reached an all time high of 24.4 % in 1979 and an all time low of 18.4 % in 2010. When compared to USA's main peers, gross fixed capital formation as a share of GDP in Canada amounted to 22.8 %, 41.9 % in China, 24.0 % in Japan and 22.3 % in Mexico in 2017.
USA has been ranked 104th within the group of 157 countries we follow in terms of gross fixed capital formation as a share of GDP, 1 places behind 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.