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die Weltbank Daten für Deutschland von 1970 bis 2018. Der durchschnittliche Wert für Deutschland in diesem Zeitraum lag bei 428.27 billion U.S. dollars mit einem Minimum von 69.82 billion U.S. dollars im Jahre 1970 und einem Maximum von 849.5 billion U.S. dollars im Jahre 2018.
Definition: Gross capital formation (formerly gross domestic investment) consists of outlays on additions to the fixed assets of the economy plus net changes in the level of inventories. Fixed assets include land improvements (fences, ditches, drains, and so on); plant, machinery, and equipment purchases; and the construction of roads, railways, and the like, including schools, offices, hospitals, private residential dwellings, and commercial and industrial buildings. Inventories are stocks of goods held by firms to meet temporary or unexpected fluctuations in production or sales, and "work in progress." According to the 1993 SNA, net acquisitions of valuables are also considered capital formation. Data are in current U.S. dollars.