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USA: Value added by the manufacturing sector as percent of GDP: For that indicator, The World Bank provides data for the USA from 1997 to 2016. The average value for the USA during that period was 13.09 percent with a minumum of 11.6 percent in 2016 and a maximum of 16.02 percent in 1997. See the global rankings for that indicator or use the country comparator to compare trends over time.
The importance of manufacturing in the economy of the USA and other countries is measured as the value added of manufacturing as percent of GDP. Manufacturing is part of the industrial sector of the economy.
Definition: Manufacturing refers to industries belonging to ISIC divisions 15-37. 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. Note: For VAB countries, gross value added at factor cost is used as the denominator.