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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.


Towards the 2025 SNA

The progress of the revision of the 2008 SNA



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



List of available National Accounts Publications



Information about the collection and dissemination of National Accounts data


Technical Cooperation

Information on workshops, seminars, meetings, etc.

Consultations on issues for the update of the 2008 SNA
National Accounts News
25 January 2024
The latest online release of the National Accounts - Analysis of Main Aggregates (AMA) is now available at the following link. The Yearbook is available for download here.
Webinar on the Recommended List of Changes to the 2008 SNA was held on 25 August 2023. For more information, please click on the following link.
SNA News and Notes - Issue 41 is now available for download here.
National Accounts Capacity Building Resources website is now available. This website is aimed at providing a single-entry point to trusted resources for National Accounts capacity-development
Latest National Accounts Brochure

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