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National Accounts

The national accounts describe in a quantitative manner the economic situation of a regional unit within a specified period. An analysis is made of either the economic output of residents in a specific region (resident concept) or the economic output in a specific region (domestic concept).

The economic units are divided into sectors by the type of goods (goods and services) that are mainly produced. In addition to measuring domestic product, from which the gross domestic product (GDP) emerges as the key element, the national accounts include the input-output tables, the financial accounts statistics, the employment figure, the labour volume calculations and the wealth accounts, in other words they contain both the flow account and statement of stocks. The results are an important basis for macroeconomic analyses and forecasts as well as for political, management-related and economic decisions. The harmonisation programme introduced within the EU in 2014 (ESA 2010) facilitates data comparability between the member states.

Seasonally and working-day-adjusted or just working-day-adjusted time series – depending on the indicator – are provided in addition to the unadjusted figures. The adjusted data are estimated using version 0.2.8 of the Census X-12-ARIMA program.

Real-time data and detailed methodological information are available for selected indicators.