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Subtopic: Main Aggregates of National Accounts

Latest Summaries

  • Video summary: 14 ways ONS statistics help you understand the economy 27-Jun-2014
    A closer look at the curricular flow of income
  • The history of National Accounting and its economic relevance 23-Jan-2014
    National Accounts in the UK
  • 2013 Blue Book Revisions - what they mean 27-Jun-2013
    The UK's economic growth explained by Joe Grice, ONS Chief Economist
  • Video Summary: Long-term GDP revisions 27-Jun-2013
    An animated chart that shows the extent of revisions to GDP growth in the long-term.
  • Video Summary: ONS explaining the three estimates of Gross Domestic Product 27-Jun-2013
    The video explains the three estimates of Gross Domestic Product. GDP is the primary indicator of economic activity and, as defined by the United Nations System of National Accounts 1993 (SNA93) and the European System of Accounts 1995 (ESA95), can be estimated in three ways, which are theoretically equal. However, as the data collected and processed by ONS are based on a variety of statistical surveys and administrative data, the three estimates can be different. In order to produce a definitive estimate of quarterly or annual GDP, balancing processes are followed.
  • Video Summary: ONS explaining the three estimates of Gross Domestic Product 23-May-2013
    The video explains the three estimates of Gross Domestic Product. GDP is the primary indicator of economic activity and, as defined by the United Nations System of National Accounts 1993 (SNA93) and the European System of Accounts 1995 (ESA95), can be estimated in three ways, which are theoretically equal. However, as the data collected and processed by ONS are based on a variety of statistical surveys and administrative data, the three estimates can be different. In order to produce a definitive estimate of quarterly or annual GDP, balancing processes are followed.

Latest Publications

  • Sustainable Development Indicators, July 2014 10-Jul-2014
    An overview of progress toward a sustainable economy, society and environment. Published alongside the headline and supplementary indicators are assessments of change, both short and long term.
  • Second Estimate of GDP, Q4 2013 26-Feb-2014
    This release contains estimates of the key components of GDP from the output, income and expenditure approaches. Gross Domestic Product measures the chained volume index movements of the UK. The services sector accounts for more than three quarters of total gross domestic product. Figures are adjusted for seasonal variations unless otherwise stated. The reference year is 2010=100.
  • Quarterly National Accounts, Q3 2013 20-Dec-2013
    This release contains estimates of the key components of GDP from the output, income and expenditure approaches. Gross Domestic Product measures the chained volume index movements of the UK. The services sector accounts for more than three quarters of total gross domestic product. Figures are adjusted for seasonal variations unless otherwise stated and the reference year is 2010 = 100.
  • Second Estimate of GDP, Q3 2013 27-Nov-2013
    This release contains estimates of the key components of GDP from the output, income and expenditure approaches. Gross Domestic Product measures the chained volume index movements of the UK. The services sector accounts for more than three quarters of total gross domestic product. Figures are adjusted for seasonal variations unless otherwise stated. The reference year is 2010=100.
  • Quarterly National Accounts, Q2 2013 26-Sep-2013
    This release contains estimates of the key components of GDP from the output, income and expenditure approaches. Gross Domestic Product measures the chained volume index movements of the UK. The services sector accounts for more than three quarters of total gross domestic product. Figures are adjusted for seasonal variations unless otherwise stated and the reference year is 2010 = 100.
  • An Introduction to the United Kingdom National Accounts 31-Jul-2013
    The Blue Book is a key annual publication of National Accounts statistics and the essential data source for anyone concerned with macro-economic policies and studies. These National Statistics are produced to high professional standards and released according to the arrangements approved by the UK Statistics Authority.

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