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

(US dollars)

The United States of America is the top country by primary income receipts in the world. As of 2016, primary income receipts in the United States of America was 801,923 million US dollars that accounts for 24.51 % of the world's primary income receipts. The top 5 countries (others are Japan, China, Netherlands, and Luxembourg) account for 52.18 % of it. The world's total primary income receipts was estimated at 3,272,305 million US dollars in 2016.

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