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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 growth (GDP)Q II/20170.6%
Enterprises20153.5 mn
Persons in employment201643.5 mn
Real earnings20161.8%
Inflation rateAugust 20171.8%
Foreign trade balance2016€ 252 bn
Waste generation2015402 mn t

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