National Accounts at a Glance 2013
Hide / Show Abstract

National Accounts at a Glance 2013

National Accounts at a Glance presents information using an "indicator" approach, focusing on cross-country comparisons. The aim being to make the national accounts more accessible and informative, whilst, at the same time, taking the opportunity to present the conceptual underpinning of, and comparability issues inherent in, each of the indicators presented. 

The range of indicators reflects the richness inherent in the national accounts dataset and encourages users to refocus some of the spotlight that is often placed on gross domestic product (GDP) to other economic important indicators, which may better respond to their needs.  The publication is broken down into six key chapters, and provides indicators related to GDP, income, expenditure, production, government and capital respectively. Data are generally provided for the period 1998-2011.

Click to Access: 
    http://oecd.metastore.ingenta.com/content/na_glance-2013-en/00/01/index.html
  • WEB
  • http://oecd.metastore.ingenta.com/content/3013021e.pdf
  • PDF
  • http://www.keepeek.com/Digital-Asset-Management/oecd/economics/national-accounts-at-a-glance-2013_na_glance-2013-en
  • READ
 
Chapter
 

Size of GDP You or your institution have access to this content

English
Click to Access: 
    http://oecd.metastore.ingenta.com/content/na_glance-2013-en/01/01/index.html
  • WEB
  • http://oecd.metastore.ingenta.com/content/3013021ec003.pdf
  • PDF
  • http://www.keepeek.com/Digital-Asset-Management/oecd/economics/national-accounts-at-a-glance-2013/size-of-gdp_na_glance-2013-3-en
  • READ
Author(s):
OECD

Hide / Show Abstract

Gross Domestic Product (GDP) is the standard measure of the value of final goods and services produced by a country during a period. While GDP is the single most important indicator to capture these economic activities, it is not a good measure of societies’ well-being and only a limited measure of people’s material living standards. The sections and indicators that follow better address this and other related issues and this is one of the primary purposes of this publication.

 
Visit the OECD web site