National accounts

The System of National Accounts, 1993 -- Glossary



The System of National Accounts, 1993 (SNA) was a joint publication by the United Nations Statistical Division, the International Monetary Fund, the World Bank, Eurostat and the OECD. It provides a detailed framework for producing national accounts statistics and is intended for world-wide use. However, because of the detailed nature of the SNA, it is often difficult to identify precise definitions of the terms commonly used in national accounting. As a result, the OECD has now produced this glossary which provides a quick reference to terms commonly found in the national accounts. This handbook is one of a series that the OECD and the other international organisations associated with the SNA are publishing to provide additional information on various aspects of the System of National Accounts, 1993.


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