Supply and use tables and sector accounts

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Supply and use tables

The supply table describes the supply of different kinds of product. A distinction is made between domestic output by industry and imports of the various product groups. A row in the supply table describes the supply of a particular product group.

The use table describes the use of different kinds of product. A distinction is made between intermediate consumption by industry and final expenditure. Final expenditure is broken down into exports, final consumption expenditure by households, final consumption expenditure by general government, gross fixed capital formation and changes in inventories. A row in the use table describes the destination of each product.

Sector accounts

Sector accounts present a coherent overview of all economic processes and the roles played by the various sectors. The accounts describe production, generation of income, primary and secondary income distribution, final consumption, redistribution through capital transfers, capital formation and financing.

Each economic process is described in a separate account. The accounts register economic transactions, distinguishing between uses and resources, with a special item to balance each account. By passing on the balancing item from one account to the next a connection is created between subsequent accounts and the processes described in them.

These accounts do not just exist for the total economy; they are also compiled for separate domestic sectors. The accounts of transactions between the rest of the world and the Netherlands mirror the accounts for the national economy. They are presented from the point of view of the rest of the world and contain a current account, a capital account and a financial account. The current account includes imports, exports and income transactions.

The tables below give the sector accounts for all sectors, one table for each reporting year.