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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

Key data for total economy 2016
Price, seasonally and calendar-adjusted change on the previous quarter in %
4th quarter 2016
Gross domestic product0.4%
Final consumption expenditure of households and NPISHs0.3%
Government final consumption expenditure0.8%
Gross fixed capital formation0.8%


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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