National Accounts data is more than just GDP. This book, to be published annually, and its related database present national accounts in a way that reflects the richness inherent in the data and the value that represents for analysts and policymakers. It responds to the Stiglitz Commission’s recommendation that policymakers look beyond GDP to get a fuller picture of the entire economy.
In particular it uses national accounts data to show important findings about households and governments, including important new series on gross adjusted household income and non-financial fixed assets of households. It presents each of the series on a two-page spread, with the page on the left providing information on the meaning, usage, and comparability of the data and the page on the right presenting data from 1995 onwards for the OECD countries as well as graphics highlighting differences among countries.
This book includes OECD’s unique StatLink service, which enables readers to download Excel® versions of tables and graphs. Look for the StatLink at the foot of each table and graph.
Table of contents:
Reader’s Guide Gross Domestic Product (GDP) -1. Size of GDP -2. GDP growth -3. GDP per capita Income -4. National income -5. Disposable income -6. Real measures of income -7. Saving -8. Household saving rate -9. Net lending/net borrowing Expenditure -10. Household consumption -11. General government final consumption -12. Investment -13. Exports and imports of goods and services Production -14. Value added -15. Compensation of employees General Government -16. Total expenditure -17. Taxes -18. Social contributions -19. Social benefits -20. Financial assets and liabilities Capital -21. Net capital stock -22. Consumption of fixed capital -23. Non-financial assets held by households -24. Financial assets held by households Annexes -A. Reference series -B. The 2008 SNA – Changes from the 1993 SNA -C. Glossary of main terms