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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 2017, primary income receipts in the United States of America was 926,861 million US dollars that accounts for 23.69 % of the world's primary income receipts. The top 5 countries (others are Netherlands, Japan, China, and Germany) account for 50.23 % of it. The world's total primary income receipts was estimated at 3,912,693 million US dollars in 2017.

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What is primary income receipts?

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.