Key Numbers

Total changes 1990-2008

 

13%

Inclusive Wealth Index

37%

Gross Domestic Product

-20%

Natural Capital

68%

Manufactured Capital

8%

Human Capital

 

Changes over 20 Years

Changes in inclusive wealth were primarily driven by increases in produced capital, which was the main factor that offset the decline in natural capital. In addition, the significant difference between IWI and GDP may be due to the decline in natural capital.

Overall per-capita changes in IWI, GDP, manufactured, human, and natural capital

Overall per-capita changes in IWI, GDP, manufactured, human, and natural capital


Wealth Composition

 
Composition of the United States’ inclusive wealth

Composition of the United States’ inclusive wealth

Inclusive Wealth

Human capital dominates the United State’s inclusive wealth, followed by produced and natural capital.

Composition of the United States’ natural capital

Composition of the United States’ natural capital

Natural Capital

Although the United States saw relatively large declines in minerals from 1990 to 2008, the overall changes in natural capital were substantially less, due to an increase in forest resources.