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Unformatted text preview: 1995 1990 1985 1980 1975 1970 National saving Domestic investment Percent of GDP 4 4 3 2 1 1 2 3 Net foreign investment (a) National Saving and Domestic Investment (as a percentage of GDP) (b) Net Foreign Investment (as a percentage of GDP) 2000 1960 1965 1995 1990 1985 1980 1975 1970 2000 Figure 29-2 N ATIONAL S AVING , D OMESTIC I NVESTMENT , AND N ET F OREIGN I NVESTMENT . Panel (a) shows national saving and domestic investment as a percentage of GDP. Panel (b) shows net foreign investment as a percentage of GDP. You can see from the figure that national saving has been lower since 1980 than it was before 1980. This fall in national saving has been reflected primarily in reduced net foreign investment rather than in reduced domestic investment. S OURCE: U.S. Department of Commerce....
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