Meaning of COUNTING in English
Not ~ a particular thing means not including that thing. Counting a particular thing means including that thing.
...an average operating profit of 15% to 16% of sales, not ~ administrative expenses.
If you say and ~ after a number or an amount of something, you mean that the number or amount is continuing to increase.
There is a 1,700-year-old tea tree still living in southern China which is more than 100 feet tall and ~.
PHRASE: amount PHR
Collins COBUILD. Толковый словарь английского языка для изучающих язык Коллинз COBUILD (международная база данных языков Бирмингемского университета) . 2012