The United States of America is the top country by total value added in the world. As of 2015, total value added in the United States of America was 14,602,588 million volume, USD, 2005 prices that accounts for 26.11 % of the world's total value added. The top 5 countries (others are China, Japan, Germany, and the United Kingdom) account for 54.94 % of it. The world's total total value added was estimated at 55,919,407 million volume, USD, 2005 prices in 2015.
Gross value added is the value of output less the value of intermediate consumption; it is a measure of the contribution to GDP made by an individual producer, industry or sector; gross value added is the source from which the primary incomes of the SNA are generated and is therefore carried forward into the primary distribution of income account.