Total changes 1990-2008
Inclusive Wealth Index
Gross Domestic Product
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.
Human capital dominates the United State’s inclusive wealth, followed by produced and 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.