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A country's ability to increase its output is dependent on a range of factors, one of which is the level of its capital stock. Estimating the level of capital stock and the extent to which it is used up over time (consumption of fixed capital, or depreciation) is a very difficult statistical process, subject to both data and conceptual problems. The Statistics Directorate publication describes the methods used in capital stock
The System of National Accounts, 1993 (SNA93) was produced jointly by the OECD, the United Nations Statistical Division, the International Monetary Fund, the World Bank and the Commission of the European Communities.
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How is non-market household production measured and how much is it worth in monetary terms? The publication of the Statistics Directorate and of the Directorate for Education, Employment, Labour and Social Affairs on Household Production in OECD ...
Past meetings of the Canberra Group on Capital Stock Statistics
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This report describes the methods used by OECD member countries to estimates stocks of fixed capital.
OECD Factbook 2015-2016 is a comprehensive and dynamic statistical publication from the OECD. Close to 100 indicators cover a wide range of areas: economy, education, energy, transportation, environment, development, health, industry, information and communications, population, employment and labour, trade and investment, taxation, public expenditure and R&D. This year, the OECD Factbook includes new indicators on a number of regional indicators including GDP by metropolitan area.
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