NA/95 Compiling the National Accounts demystified

8-6-2007 15:00

National accounts statistics are not facts. All over the world, very incomplete, imperfect, heterogeneous and partly outdated data are to be transformed into complete, consistent, internationally standardized and up-to-date overviews of the national economies and their major components. Compiling the national accounts can be improved in various ways, but this requires an international long-term strategy.