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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)

Backgrounds for updating time series of national accounts from 1991

As every year in August, the Federal Statistical Office reviewed and revised the results published previously for the last four years (from 2011) in the context of the first calculation of the gross domestic product for the second quarter of 2015. Within the scope of this regular annual calculation, the results were updated for all time series from 1991, too. This review was necessary because, after the 2014 major revision of national accounts had been finished, important information became available last year which could not be included at the time.

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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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