Fixed capital does not include materials used in the actual composition of the good being produced.
Investments in fixed capital include the addition of new tools and equipment, as well as real estate need to create and house the goods being produced.
This is the weakest growth in consumption of fixed capital since the downturn.
Services industries held an estimated 76.7% of total net capital stocks at the end of 2015.
The construction industry held an estimated 9.2% and manufacturing held 5.9%.
GFCF is a component of the expenditure on gross domestic product (GDP), and thus shows something about how much of the new value added in the economy is invested rather than consumed."Net fixed investment" includes the depreciation of existing assets from the figures for new fixed investment, and is called net fixed capital formation.GFCF is not a measure of total investment, because only the value of net additions to fixed assets is measured, and all kinds of financial assets are excluded, as well as stocks of inventories and other operating costs (the latter included in intermediate consumption).The UK’s net capital stock was estimated at £4.2 trillion at the end of 2015, increasing by 1.3% compared with 2014.The underlying pattern in net capital stock is one of growth, growing by an average of 1.6% per year between 19.