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National accounts

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National accounts

National accounts are an indispensable set of tools for economic monitoring.

They provide a comprehensive quantitative picture of economic development. National accounts consist of domestic product calculation, input-output accounts, national wealth accounts, employment accounts, labour volume accounts and financial accounts.

National accounts data are used to check whether the targets of the Stability and Growth Pact "EU Stability Pact" are met.

Gross domestic product (GDP)

Preliminary gross domestic product (GDP) flash estimate for Europe

On 29 April 2016, Eurostat published a preliminary GDP flash estimate around 30 days after the end of the reference quarter, starting with the first quarter of 2016. The accompanying press release shows first results of the seasonally and calendar-adjusted quarterly GDP volume change rates for the European Union and the euro area.

More : Preliminary gross domestic product (GDP) flash estimate for Europe …



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Key figures

1st quarter 2016: Price-adjusted, change on the same quarter of the preceding year
Gross domestic product (seasonally and calendar-adjusted, change on the previous quarter)0.7%
Gross domestic product1.3%
Final consumption expenditure of households and NPISHs1.8%
Government final consumption expenditure2.7%
Gross fixed capital formation2.1%


Piktogramm Presse

For current press releases on the theme of national accounts please go to our press pages.

2014 revision of national accounts

From September 2014, the revised concepts of the ESA 2010 will apply all over Europe. What does this mean for the German national accounting data?

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