Gross Capital Formation comprises:
a) gross fixed capital formation, that is, acquisitions less disposals of fixed assets made by resident producers during a fixed period, plus certain increases in value of non-produced assets derived from productive activity of production units or institutional units. Fixed assets are material or immaterial assets obtained from the production process, used in a repeated or continuous form in other production processes for more than a year.
b) stock variation, which is measured by the value of stock entries, less output value and the value of any current loss on goods maintained as stock.
c) acquisitions less disposals of valuable objects, valuable objects being non-financial goods that are not mainly used for production or consumption, do not deteriorate (physically) over time, and are acquired or maintained mainly as deposits of value.