The United States of America is being the top country by total value added in the world. As of 2015, total value added in the United States of America was 18,036,700 million value, USD that accounts for 25.29 % of the world's total value added. The top 5 countries (others are China, Japan, Germany, and the United Kingdom) account for 54.63 % of it. The world's total total value added was estimated at 71,327,165 million value, USD 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.