Intangible capital in the Netherlands: Measurement and contribution to economic growth

Since September 2007 the national accounts of the Netherlands are expanded with a set of multi-factor productivity statistics.6 Capital inputs in these statistics are confined to asset categories as defined within the national accounting framework.
Although the upcoming revision of the SNA (SNA 93 Rev.1)7 will include a recommendation to capitalise R&D expenditure, at this moment the intangible assets covered in the official productivity statistics of Statistics Netherlands (SN) include computer software, mineral exploration and evaluation, and entertainment, literary or artistic originals.