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die Weltbank Daten für Laos von 1984 bis 2017. Der durchschnittliche Wert für Laos in diesem Zeitraum lag bei 24.33 Prozent mit einem Minimum von 6.18 Prozent im Jahre 1984 und einem Maximum von 34.06 Prozent im Jahre 2005.
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.