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  Title IDCM - National Accounts, Main aggregates in the International Data Cooperation TF context

  Data source European Commission (Eurostat), International Monetary Fund (IMF), Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), United Nations (UN)

  Contact email address Statistical Information Request form
  Contact organisation European Central Bank

  Catalog Download the series catalogue of the dataset IDCM in CSV format, i.e. full list of series and associated metadata: Excel 2013 (zipped) or the earlier Excel versions.
  Data presentation - Summary description The IDCM dataset covers publicly available selected National Accounts data (GDP and main aggregates, population and employment) as published by Eurostat, IMF, OECD and the UN. 

It is a results of data exchange materialized by an initiative of International Data Cooperation (IDC) under the Inter-Agency Group on Economic and Financial Statistics (IAG) chaired by the IMF. The aim is to develop a set of commonly shared principles and working arrangements for data cooperation that could be implemented by the participating International Organisations. (link)

  Data presentation - Detailed description The key concepts captured by the national accounts main aggregates datasets cover the following indicators:

a. Gross domestic product

Main indicators from Output, Expenditure and Income approaches.

Note: GDP income components and other income measures are only available at current prices. In some cases due to the national data availability there might be some gaps or incomplete presentation of the data if comparing more advanced and less advanced economies.

b. Population and employment

While not strictly national accounts aggregates, these variables are widely used in a national accounts context. Employment and its components are important economic indicators in their own right, and they serve in the construction of derived indicators, such as per capita or per persons employed, allowing country comparisons.

Total population of a country, on a given date, consists of all persons, national or foreign, who are permanently settled in the economic territory of the country, even if they are temporarily absent from it. A person who is staying, or intends to stay, on the economic territory of the country for a period of one year or more is regarded as permanently settled there. By definition, the total population excludes foreign students during their study in a country and members of foreign armed forces stationed in a country. The definition of population in national accounts differs from the present, or de facto, population, which consists of persons actually present on the geographic territory of a country at a given date. It also differs from the registered population.

Employment covers all persons engaged in productive activity that falls within the production boundary of the national accounts. Persons in employment are employees or self-employed persons. Persons holding more than one job are classified as employees or self-employed according to their main job.

  Time period Quarterly and annual

  Statistical concepts and definitions For information about the naming convention (series key dimensions and metadata), refer to the IDCM underlying DSD (NA_MAIN) maintained by the ESTAT.
  Data compilation National accounts compilation follows national practices and principles laid down in the System of National Accounts (SNA) and the European System of Accounts (ESA) 

European aggregates are produced by Eurostat. G-20 and OECD special aggregates are produced by the OECD and are only available in USD.

  Adjustment Seasonally adjusted, or seasonally and working day-adjusted figures are compiled and/or provided by the sending organisation. The most commonly used adjustment approaches are – in various versions - X-12-ARIMA and TRAMO/SEATS.

Details can be obtained by the data providers: Eurostat, IMF, OECD and the UN.

  Timeliness GDP (production, expenditure and income approaches) and Population figures as provided by the sending organisations - Eurostat, IMF, OECD and UN

  Release policy - release calendar Country release calendars 

  Metadata last update 03/MAR/2020 19:07:22

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