China is being the top country by gross fixed capital formation in the world. As of 2015, gross fixed capital formation in China was 4,848,837 million value, at current prices - US dollars that accounts for 25.79 % of the world's gross fixed capital formation. The top 5 countries (others are the United States of America, Japan, Germany, and India) account for 57.31 % of it. The world's total gross fixed capital formation was estimated at 18,799,855 million value, at current prices - US dollars in 2015.
Gross fixed capital formation is measured by the total value of a producer’s acquisitions, less disposals, of fixed assets during the accounting period plus certain additions to the value of non- produced assets (such as subsoil assets or major improvements in the quantity, quality or productivity of land) realised by the productive activity of institutional units.