OECD private and government consumption growth stable in the first quarter of 2016
G20 GDP growth stable in Q1 2016 as pick-up in euro area and India offsets slowing China
Answers to mostly asked questions about GDP and other national accounts data series.
Statistics Working Paper N. 73, 2016/7 - Recent years have seen a rapid emergence of new disruptive technologies with new forms of intermediation, service provision and consumption, with digitalisation being a common characteristic. These include new platforms that facilitate Peer-to-Peer transactions, such as AirBnB and Uber, new activities such as crowd sourcing,...
Statistics Working Paper N. 71, 2016/6 - Growth in household income has evolved differently from gross domestic product (GDP) in most OECD countries over the last eighteen years. Using the wealth of information available in the System of National Accounts, this paper provides an assessment of what may be driving this gap
OECD GDP growth stable at 0.4% in the first quarter of 2016
Private consumption growth slows in fourth quarter of 2015
Slight easing in G20 GDP growth in fourth quarter of 2015
Marked slowdown in OECD GDP growth in fourth quarter of 2015
In analysing the sustainability of government finances, the focus tends to be on gross government debt as a percentage of GDP. However, as gross debt does not take into account the asset side of government balance sheets, this measure only tells part of the story. Assets may generate income or be sold in order to redeem part of gross debt, and are therefore very relevant in assessing the financial health of government as well.