Fixed productive capital


Dernière mise à jour le :13/10/2016


Fixed productive capital includes relatively long-lasting means of production (exceeding the duration of the production cycle) that directly contribute to the manufacturing of goods or in the delivery of service provisions. This is the case in particular of capital goods: machines, tools, buildings, transport equipment, etc.

Fixed productive capital is separate from circulating productive capital, in particular due to its period of use, to its immobilisation period or to its lifespan in relation to that of the production process.

Another criterion makes it possible to narrow this distinction: the "active" (as means of production) or "passive" role of the capital.