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National Accounts Data

About National Accounts Data

To serve the analytical purposes of the United Nations and the public the UNSD, mandated by the UNSC, annually collects national accounts data from Member States using a questionnaire based on the SNA framework to obtain official national accounts data from Member States. These data are also used for monitoring the scope, detail and compliance to the SNA of the compilation of the national accounts by countries. Currently, two data sets are compiled and published in two publications, namely: the National Accounts Statistics: Main Aggregates and Detailed Tables; and the National Accounts Statistics: Analysis of Main Aggregates.

The first National Accounts Statistics: Main Aggregates and Detailed Tables yearbook appeared in 1958 and contained data for 70 countries and territories. The most recent year-book contains data for more than 200 countries and territories. Data are reproduced as they are reported by the countries in their respective national currencies. These national accounts data can be obtained on the UNSD website from UNdata.

To improve the usefulness of the national accounts data, main aggregates of the UNSD national accounts database are updated to the most recent year using secondary sources and estimates and published in National Accounts Statistics: Analysis of Main Aggregates. This publication contains data from 1970 on GDP by type of expenditure and by kind of economic activity; at current and constant prices; in both national currency and United States dollars. The data are aggregated into various groupings, such as, geo-graphical areas and level of development. The data are also available from the National Accounts Main Aggregates Database.

 
National Accounts Main Aggregates Database
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Main Aggregates and Detailed Tables (MADT)
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Analysis of Main Aggregates (AMA)
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