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Economy and Finance

Euro area business investment rate on the rise

Stimulating investment is one of the top priorities of the European Commission. Investment in the EU is recovering from the crisis and the rise in the business investment rate is a promising and welcoming development. 

12 October 2017


The business investment rate is defined as gross investment (gross fixed capital formation) divided by gross value added of non-financial corporations. This ratio relates the investment of non-financial businesses in fixed assets (buildings, machinery etc.) to the value added created during the production process.