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Covers how National Accounts statistics should be interpreted, as well as information regarding how National Statistical Institutes compile these concepts. May also answer questions raised by the international statistical community on methodological best practice for these statistics.

The System of National Accounts is an internationally recognized framework for reconciling, compiling and disseminating statistics on the economy and financial system.

Key indicators produced from the framework include:

  • Gross domestic product and national income metrics.
  • Data on the production in industries, and how this accrues to the generation of income (and other concepts such as saving and investment).
  • Financial accounts and balance sheets for the key sectors of the economy

The National Accounts are typically produced by the National Statistical Institute of each country, and there is a large international community of statisticians, operational researchers and economists who formulate international best practice for these statistics.

Useful links

https://unstats.un.org/unsd/nationalaccount/sna.asp

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