Para este indicador, El Banco Mundial proporciona datos para Brasil desde 1960 a 2022. El valor medio para Brasil durante ese período fue de 141.4 billion U.S. dollars con un mínimo de 2.98 billion U.S. dollars en 1960 y un máximo de 571.01 billion U.S. dollars en 2011.
Definición: Gross capital formation (formerly gross domestic investment) consists of outlays on additions to the fixed assets of the economy plus net changes in the level of inventories. Fixed assets include land improvements (fences, ditches, drains, and so on); plant, machinery, and equipment purchases; and the construction of roads, railways, and the like, including schools, offices, hospitals, private residential dwellings, and commercial and industrial buildings. Inventories are stocks of goods held by firms to meet temporary or unexpected fluctuations in production or sales, and "work in progress." According to the 1993 SNA, net acquisitions of valuables are also considered capital formation. Data are in current U.S. dollars.