Latest releases of new datasets and data updates from different sources around the world
Our Insights blog presents deep data-driven analysis and visual content on important global issues from the expert data team at Knoema.Learn more
Quick data summaries and visualizations on trending industry, political, and socioeconomic topics from Knoema’s database.China: Is Pork a Barrier to Economic Stimulus? US Purchasing Managers Index Falls Below 50, Signals Contraction US Agricultural Exports to China Falling, Farmers Seek New Markets Learn more
Leverage our AI Workflow Tools and online data environment to manipulate, visualize, present, and export data.
Published by source: 01 April 2015
Expected next release: On-demand
Private fixed investment in advanced economies contracted sharply during the global financial crisis, and there has been little recovery since. Investment has generally slowed more gradually in the rest of the world. Although housing investment fell especially sharply during the crisis, business investment accounts for the bulk of the slump, and the overriding factor holding it back has been the overall weakness of economic activity. In some countries, other contributing factors include financial constraints and policy uncertainty. These findings suggest that addressing the general weakness in economic activity is crucial for restoring growth in private investment.