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1993 SNA Update Information - Country comments for issue:
Amortization of tangible and intangible non-produced assets

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The final report of the ISWGNA in 2001 on mobile phone licenses includes a brief discussion of the issue of the amortization of intangible non-produced assets. Can a way be found to show the impact on net worth of the decline in the value of non-produced assets due to production via transactions rather than as other changes in the volume of assets?
Country comments
Number of country comments for selected issue:22
  Date postedSourceComment
 11/10/2006ArmeniaThe National Statistical Service of the Republic of Armenia agrees with the most recent AEG recommendations.
 29/09/2006Bank of KoreaWe agree to all the recommendations.
 15/09/2006United KingdomWe do not believe this subject has been satisfactorily resolved, but as it is a relatively minor issue, we see no point in prolonging the debate.
 15/09/2006LatviaAfter deep discussions and expert consultations we basically support the 1993 SNA Update Issues.
 21/08/2006Central Bank of El SalvadorSe está de acuerdo.

The SCN agrees with the AEG.
 18/08/2006NetherlandsWe generally support the recommendations made at the Frankfurt Meeting of the AEG.
 02/08/2006European Central BankThe ECB generally supports the recommendations made by the AEG.
 01/08/2006National Bank/ National Bureau for Statistics MoldovaNational Bank and National Bureau for Statistics of Moldova agree with the recommendations made at the latest meeting of the AEG.
 01/08/2006Reserve Bank of South AfricaWe carefully worked through all the issues and would like to give our general support to the recommendations made by the AEG.
 31/07/2006Macao SARStatistics and Census Service of Macao SAR agrees to the AEG recommendations and has no further comments.
 31/07/2006SpainEl INE opina que el consumo de capital fijo debería calcularse únicamente sobre los activos fijos producidos.
Así, la posible depreciación de los activos intangibles no producidos debería registrarse en la cuenta de otras variaciones en el volumen de los activos.
 31/07/2006Bosnia and HerzegovinaWe agree with AEG recommendations on the update of the 1993 SNA and do not have any further comments.
 28/07/2006VietnamRegarding to mobile phone should be not further elaborated for various cases of non-produced assets as contracts, leases, goodwill and other.
 28/07/2006National Bank of SlovakiaConcerning the results of the most recent AEG meeting, we fully support the conclusions and recommendations made by the AEG.
 28/07/2006LithuaniaIn general we support the recommendations.
 28/07/2006Bank of PortugalBanco de Portugal would like to express general support for the recommendations made in the Frankfurt meeting of the Advisory Expert Group on National Accounts (AEG).
 28/07/2006Bank of PolandPlease find our general support for the AEG recommendations made during its recent meeting in Frankfurt.
 27/07/2006Bank of Sierra LeoneWe agree with the recommendations made by the AEG.
 27/07/2006EgyptWe agree with the treatment of mobile phones licenses. Changes should be recorded in other changes in volume accounts. Consumption of fixed assets not to be calculated on non-produced assets.
 25/07/2006Bank of ItalyWe broadly support the conclusions.
 24/07/2006National Bank of the Republic of AzerbaijanWe have analyzed the “Comment on the recommendations of the most recent Advisory Expert Group on National Accounts (AEG) meeting (January 30 – February 8, 2006) in Frankfurt” within the scope of our responsibilities and I am pleased to inform you that we are in agreement with the AEG recommendations.
 24/07/2006GermanyWe are strongly in favour of keeping the existing treatment on mobile phone licences: The connected flows should be recorded in the other changes of volume accounts and not in the current accounts. Consumption of fixed capital should only be calcu-lated on fixed assets and not on non-produced assets.
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