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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.

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Key Figures

Economic growth20130.4%
Enterprises20113.6 mn
Persons in employment in the domestic territory201341.8 mn
Increase in real earnings20120.5%
Inflation rate20131.5%
Foreign trade balance2012EUR 189.8 bn

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