National Accounts at a Glance is designed to present the national accounts in a way that reflects the richness inherent in the data and the value it represents for analysts and policymakers. It responds to the Stiglitz Commission's recommendation that policymakers look beyond just GDP when they assess material well-being of citizens.
In particular it uses national accounts data to show important findings about households and governments, including important series on gross adjusted household income and non-financial fixed assets of households, and among others, on general government expenditures by function.
The publication is broken down into six key chapters, and provides indicators related to GDP, income, expenditure, production, government and capital respectively.
Each of the series is presented on a two-page spread, with the page on the left providing information on the meaning, usage, and comparability of the data and the page on the right presenting data from 1998 onwards for the OECD countries as well as graphics highlighting differences among countries.
Two indicators, household adjusted disposable income and household final and actual consumption, presented in National Accounts at a Glance can be viewed below.