This paper summarises and describes the variables, industries, methods and sources
used in the construction of the STructural ANalysis (STAN) industry database. The
STAN database serves as a tool for analysing industrial performance at a relatively
detailed level of industrial activity. It includes annual measures of output, value
added and its components, as well as labour input, investment and capital stock from
1970 onwards. This allows for a wide range of comparative cross-country analyses focusing
on, for example, productivity growth, competitiveness and economic structural change.
A standard industry list allows for comparisons across countries and provides sufficient
detail to focus on, for example, high R&D-intensive activities, high digital-intensive
activities or detailed ICT industries. The industry list is compatible with those
used in related OECD industry databases.