For that indicator, we provide data for the USA from 1997 to 2017. The average value for the USA during that period was 20.49 percent with a minimum of 17.95 percent in 2016 and a maximum of 23.13 percent in 1997.
The latest value from 2017 is 18.21 percent. For comparison, the world average in 2017 based on 178
countries is 25.82 percent.
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The importance of industry in the economy of the USA and other countries is measured as the value added of the industrial sector as percent of GDP. Industry includes mining, manufacturing, construction, electricity, water, and gas.
Definition: Industry corresponds to ISIC divisions 10-45 and includes manufacturing (ISIC divisions 15-37). It comprises value added in mining, manufacturing (also reported as a separate subgroup), construction, electricity, water, and gas. Value added is the net output of a sector after adding up all outputs and subtracting intermediate inputs. It is calculated without making deductions for depreciation of fabricated assets or depletion and degradation of natural resources. The origin of value added is determined by the International Standard Industrial Classification (ISIC), revision 3 or 4.