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Investment share of GDP by institutional sectors

Investment share of GDP by institutional sectors 2020
Catalonia Spain European Union-27
Total 17.99 .. 22.07
Government investment .. .. 3.31
Units: Percentage.
Source Catalonia: Idescat. Annual Economic Accounts for Catalonia, and IGAE. Source Spain and European Union: Eurostat.
(..) Confidential data, low reliability or not available.

Last update: March 19, 2021.

Methodological note

This indicator shows the investment for the total economy, government, business as well as household sectors. The indicator gives the share of GDP that is used for gross investment (rather than being used for e.g. consumption or exports). It is defined as gross fixed capital formation (GFCF) expressed as a percentage of GDP for the government, business and households sectors.

GFCF consists of resident producers' acquisitions, less disposals of fixed assets plus certain additions to the value of non-produced assets realised by productive activity, such as improvements to land.

Fixed assets comprise, for example, dwellings, other buildings and structures (roads, bridges etc.), machinery and equipment, but also intangible assets such as computer software and other intellectual property.