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Indicator 9.2.1: Manufacturing value added as a proportion of GDP and per capita

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The 2018 Update of the US NRP, which began in late Fall, incorporated the comprehensive revision of the US National Income and Product Accounts. The entire time-series for US SDG indicators that depend on GDP (such as this one) has been revised.

US manufacturing value added as a percentage of GDP


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Actual indicator available Manufacturing value added as a percentage of GDP and per capita
Actual indicator available - description As percentage of GDP: The contribution of the manufacturing industry as a percentage of overall GDP. Per capita: The contribution per capita of the manufacturing industry to overall GDP.
Date of national source publication 09/2016
Method of computation
Periodicity Annual
Scheduled update by national source 10/2017
U.S. method of computation As Percentage of GDP: Manufacturing value added divded by GDP, expressed as a percentage Per Capita: Manufacturing value added divded by population
Comments and limitations
Date metadata updated 2017-10-20
Disaggregation geography
Unit of measurement As percentage of GDP: Percentage, Per Capita: Dollars
Disaggregation categories
International and national references
Time period 2000-2016
Scheduled update by SDG team

This table provides information on metadata for SDG indicators as defined by the UN Statistical Commission. Complete global metadata is provided by the UN Statistics Division.

Indicator name Manufacturing value added as a proportion of GDP and per capita
Target name Promote inclusive and sustainable industrialization and, by 2030, significantly raise industry's share of employment and gross domestic product, in line with national circumstances, and double its share in least developed countries.
Global indicator description Manufacturing value added (MVA) is the total value of goods and services net of intermediate consumption. It is generally compiled as the sum of the value added of all manufacturing activity units in operation in the reference period. It can be presented in percentage to gross domestic product (GDP) as well as per capita for any reference year. MVA growth rates are given at constant prices.
UN designated tier 1
UN custodial agency UNIDO (Partnering Agencies: World Bank)
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Organisation Value Added by Industry as a Percentage of Gross Domestic Product
Agency Staff Name Andrew Craig
Agency Survey Dataset Value Added by Industry as a Percentage of Gross Domestic Product
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