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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 2017, primary income payments in the United States of America was 709,867 million US dollars that accounts for 18.07 % of the world's primary income payments. The top 5 countries (others are China, Netherlands, the United Kingdom, and Luxembourg) account for 44.56 % of it. The world's total primary income payments was estimated at 3,928,108 million US dollars in 2017.

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What is primary income payments?

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.