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Gross capital formation

Capital formation in the world regions

Capital formation in the world regions, bln. $
Area197019801990200020102015
Africa24.3148.6111.5115.5469.1524.4
Americas293.6949.21 651.83 047.24 272.75 205.5
Asia159.2771.61 781.12 604.56 770.39 117.0
Europe428.81 353.92 179.02 181.04 126.33 785.4
Oceania17.157.191.3111.3390.4366.1
World923.03 280.45 814.68 059.416 028.818 998.4

Capital formation in the world regions, % in the world capital formation
Area197019801990200020102015
Africa2.64.51.91.42.92.8
Americas31.828.928.437.826.727.4
Asia17.223.530.632.342.248.0
Europe46.541.337.527.125.719.9
Oceania1.91.71.61.42.41.9
World100.0100.0100.0100.0100.0100.0

Capital formation per capita in the world regions, $
Area197019801990200020102015
Africa66.5311.4176.9142.1449.9442.8
Americas565.91 534.82 273.53 629.74 532.25 253.1
Asia76.9300.4556.1701.21 623.82 075.2
Europe609.41 804.03 023.22 995.85 597.45 113.1
Oceania873.52 506.23 414.23 617.810 807.59 379.2
World250.8739.51 095.81 315.62 313.72 585.6
Picture. Structure of capital formation by the world regions, 2015, %

Gross capital formation per capita

Average rates of capital formation per capita in the world, $
average197019801990200020102015
average of above-average760.32 178.24 708.66 184.96 561.65 974.4
average250.8739.51 095.81 315.62 313.72 585.6
average of below-average50.6160.5261.5270.51 029.5782.3
Picture. Capital formation per capita in the world

Kushnir's square in capital formation

Kushnir's square (capital formation, 2015)size (share in the world capital formation)Total
< 0.1%0.1-1%1-10%10+%
Small economiesAverages economiesRegional leadersGlobal leaders
quality (capital formation per capita, times global average)2.3+High developed 47.9%
1-2.3Developed 31.9%
0.30-1Developing  12.6%
< 0.30Least developed  7%
Total2.8%17.2%33.6%45.8%100%

Capital formation in top 5 countries

Capital formation in top 5 countries, bln. $
Area197019801990200020102015
China31.0108.3137.0417.12 904.75 027.2
United States229.8666.11 283.82 424.02 752.63 670.0
Japan86.5371.81 074.51 334.61 214.01 047.9
India12.244.995.8119.2655.8685.0
Germany69.8255.7435.1466.5670.6647.3
World923.03 280.45 814.68 059.416 028.818 998.4

Capital formation in top 5 countries, % in the world capital formation
Area197019801990200020102015
China3.43.32.45.218.126.5
United States24.920.322.130.117.219.3
Japan9.411.318.516.67.65.5
India1.31.41.61.54.13.6
Germany7.67.87.55.84.23.4
Others53.555.948.040.948.941.7
World100.0100.0100.0100.0100.0100.0

Capital formation per capita in top 5 countries, $
Area197019801990200020102015
China38.4110.7118.6328.52 166.23 653.4
United States1 097.02 901.35 077.48 568.58 882.911 405.6
Japan834.73 207.78 789.710 616.59 534.98 279.1
India22.164.4110.1113.3532.8522.4
Germany891.03 271.85 510.25 696.18 337.58 021.7
World250.8739.51 095.81 315.62 313.72 585.6
Picture. Structure of capital formation by top 5 countries, 2015, %

Methodology of capital formation

10.31 Gross capital formation is measured by the total value of the gross fixed capital formation, changes in inventories and acquisitions less disposals of valuables. Before discussing in detail the entries to be recorded under each of these items, it is necessary to clarify the coverage of the item and the application of accounting rules such as valuation, time of recording and the identification of ownership.

Source: The System of National Accounts, 2008 (2008 SNA)