Food and Agriculture Statistics

Agricultural investments and capital stock 2000–2020. Global and regional trends

The FAO Capital Stock Database reports on aggregate physical investment flows and capital stock in agriculture, forestry, and fishing for 190 countries and territories from 1995 to 2000. 

Between 2016 and 2020, global gross fixed capital formation (GFCF) in agriculture, forestry and fishing increased by 2.3 percent yearly, with the fastest increase in Asia (+3.1 percent on average each year), followed by Europe (+2.7 percent), the Americas (+1.2 percent) and Africa (+0.3 percent); it decreased in Oceania. The global net capital stock in agriculture, forestry and fishing reached USD 6.4 trillion in 2020, up from USD 3.7 trillion in 2000.  The agricultural investment rate increased the most in high- and middle income countries, while the agricultural sector is less capital-intensive in low-income countries. 

The latest update presents data for the period 2000-2020.

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