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Balance of Payments » Current accounts - Primary income payments in current prices

(US dollars)

The United States of America is the top country by primary income payments in the world. As of 2016, primary income payments in the United States of America was 621,335 million US dollars that accounts for 19.55 % of the world's primary income payments. The top 5 countries (others are China, Luxembourg, the United Kingdom, and Netherlands) account for 49.44 % of it. The world's total primary income payments was estimated at 3,178,747 million US dollars in 2016.

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Income payments refer to employee compensation paid to nonresident workers and investment income (payments on direct investment, portfolio investment, other investments). Income derived from the use of intangible assets is excluded.