Gross investment

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Investment rates in the triad

The gross capital are an economic indicator , and include the increase in value of the assets goods produced in the national economy . Gross investments are a flow variable .

If one subtracts the replacement investments , the depreciation of the produced assets, i.e. the depreciation , one gets the net investments .

The most important gross investments are the gross fixed capital formation , they increase the gross fixed assets , the changes in inventories , which can be greater or less than zero, and the net acquisition of valuables such as precious metals and stones, antiques and works of art and other valuables.


In the usage calculation of the national accounts (VGR) for determining the gross domestic product (GDP), gross investments are an aggregate of GDP:

Gross investment = gross domestic product - external contribution - consumption (state) - consumption (private)

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