National Accounts at a Glance presents information using an "indicator" approach,
focusing on cross-country comparisons. The aim being to make the national accounts
more accessible and informative, whilst, at the same time, taking the opportunity
to present the conceptual underpinning of, and comparability issues inherent in, each
of the indicators presented.The range of indicators reflects the richness inherent
in the national accounts dataset and encourages users to refocus some of the spotlight
that is often placed on gross domestic product (GDP) to other economic important indicators,
which may better respond to their needs. The publication is broken down into eight
key chapters, and provides indicators related to GDP, income, disposable income, expenditure,
production, household, government, corporations and capital respectively.
The online database edition of National Accounts at a Glance which is updated on a daily basis, contains longer time series than the publication. Data are available as far back as 1970 for some countries.