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About the National Accounts Section

The National Accounts Section of the United Nations Statistics Division:

Contributes to the international coordinated development and updating of the System of National Accounts (SNA); and undertakes methodological research on issues on the research agenda of the SNA in collaboration with the Intersecretariat Working Group on National Accounts (ISWGNA).

Supports the implementation programme of the SNA by developing and updating supporting normative standards, training material and compilation guidance for the implementation of national accounts and supporting economic statistics and maintaining a knowledge base on economic statistics.

Delivers a statistical capacity building programme for the implementation of the 2008 SNA and supporting statistics through a series of regional and interregional workshops and seminars in collaboration with the regional commissions and regional agencies and through a limited number of individual country technical assistance missions.

Collects and disseminates annual national accounts statistics from countries and provides substantive service to the Committee on Contributions of the Fifth Committee of the United Nations on technical aspects of the elements of scale methodology for assessing the contributions to the United Nations by Member States.

Publishes the outputs of the Section in various publications of UNSD.


System of National Accounts (SNA)

Information on the SNA, 2008 SNA, 1993 SNA, historic versions of the SNA, etc.



Information about ISWGNA activities, SNA implementation, AEG, Research agenda, etc.


Knowledge Base

Global platform for easy and structured access to a wide range of information in a number of areas of economic statistics



List of available National Accounts Publications



Information about the collection and dissemination of National Accounts data


Technical Cooperation

Information on workshops, seminars, meetings, etc.

System of National Accounts: Developments since 2008
National Accounts News
Updated 6 March 2018
49th UNSC National Accounts side events: 10 Years of the SNA: Looking Forwards Looking Back and Challenges with the compilation and dissemination of national accounts data
The National Accounts Statistics: Analysis of Main Aggregates, 2016 is now available for download. The data in the publication can also be obtained from UNData
Latest National Accounts Brochure

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