Definition of savings surplus

This is the excess of a country's aggregate savings over its domestic investment, where investment is in fixed capital and inventories by both the public and the private sectors.

According to China's national accounts, aggregate savings have been approximately 60% of GDP, while aggregate investment was 50% of GDP. The difference of 10 per cent of GDP is the savings surplus. This is equal to the current account surplus, by definition. [1]

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