National Accounts at a Glance 2014

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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 eight key chapters, and provides indicators related to GDP, income, disposable income, expenditure, production, household, government, corporations and capital respectively.

English Also available in: French

Household debt

In 2011, households remained highly indebted in a large number of OECD countries four years after the start of the global financial crisis, with an OECD average established at 135% of their net disposable income. The ratio was far higher than this average in Denmark (331%), the Netherlands (302%), Ireland (234%), Norway (209%) and Switzerland (201%). In contrast, the Slovak Republic had the lowest debt ratio at 49.4% in 2011.

English Also available in: French



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