Post-2007 period sees high post-tax profits and slow investment: Average post-tax profit rates and nonresidential fixed investment (NRFI)

Post-tax profit rate NRFI growth  NRFI, share of NDP 
1948–1979 7.60% 5.00%  4.15% 
1979–2007 7.31%  4.72%  4.05% 
2007–2016 8.45%   2.09%  2.59% 

Source: Data from Tables 1.14, 1.1.6, 1.1.5, and 1.7.5 from the Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA) National Income and Product Accounts (NIPA) and Table 6.1 from the Fixed Assets program of the BEA. Post-tax profit rates are the net operating surplus of corporations divided by the current cost value of the capital stock.

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