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Balance of payments

Current account (balance of payments)

Unit value index

Export duties

Export subsidies

Export taxes

Exports of goods

Profits of export monopolies

Analytical unit (2 definitions)

Balance of primary incomes

Balance sheet

Balancing item

Current external balance

Current transfers - payments of compensation

Due-for-payment recording

External balance of goods and services

Government units

Homogeneous production unit

Institutional unit (2 definitions)

Intra-unit transactions

Kind-of-activity unit

Local unit

Payments by households to obtain certain licences

Payments in kind other than remuneration in kind

Payments of compensation

Balance equation

Gross value added

Gross value added at basic prices

Gross value added at producers' prices

Net value added

Net value of a fixed asset

Uses of value added quadrant


Value added - gross

Value added - net

Value added tax (VAT)

Written-down (net) value of a fixed asset

Exports of goods and services

Unit value

Catch per unit of effort (CPUE)

Ecological Balance

Energy Balances

Existence Value

Materials and Energy Balances

Net present value

pH Value

Stumpage Value

Observation pre-break value

Observation value

Permissible value

Permitted value

Pre-break value

True value

Value domain

Value item

Value meaning

Classification unit

Observation unit

Out-of-scope units

Reporting unit

Statistical unit

Unit multiplier

Unit non-response

Unit of measure

Unit response rate

Imports of goods and services

GDP - expenditure based

Gross domestic product - expenditure based

F.o.b. price

Monetary transactions

Net national income

Changes in inventories

Aggregates of the SNA

Nominal interest

Non-monetary gold

Disposable income

Ecological Equilibrium


Cash transfer

Gross domestic product (GDP)


Cash accounting

Imputation (2 definitions)

Apparent Consumption

Secondary distribution of income account

Adjustment for the change in the net equity of households in pension fund reserves


Taxes on capital transfers


Economic flows

Evaluation of a civil registration system (or a vital statistics system)

Flows - economic

Net worth

GNI (gross national income)

Gross national income (GNI)

Net lending


Trading gains and losses

Contingent assets

Forward contract




Soil Sealing

Opportunity cost (2 definitions)


Capital levies

Gross capital formation

National income


Car registration taxes

Changes in inventories (including work-in-progress)

Currency and deposits

Deposit money corporations

Inventories - changes in (including work-in-progress)

Letters of credit

Margins (financial)

Remuneration in kind

Social contributions

Financial claims

Wages and salaries in cash


Particulate Loadings

Population Density

Radiation Absorbed Dose (RAD)

Taxon (plural taxa)


Date of birth

GDP by types of expenditure

Probability sample (2 definitions)

Sampling frame

Debt defeasance

Other changes in assets account

Production account

Uncompensated seizures

Adjusted disposable income

Gross adjusted disposable income

Net adjusted disposable income

Other changes in the volume of assets account

Miscellaneous current transfers

Bonds and debentures

Capital taxes

Forward rate agreements (FRAs)

Interest rate swaps

National accounts

Partitioning (transactions)

Swap - interest rate

Taxes paid to obtain business and professional licences

Total final consumption

Distribution and use of income accounts

Observation status


Statistical error

Data element

Genetic Resources


Natural Patrimony

Neutral Soil

Statistical measure

Statistical variable

Transfer price

Zero-coupon bonds

Ambient Concentration

Decibel (dB)

Dust Burden

Environmental taxes

Final use quadrant

Flux (in nuclear science)

Goods and services account

Ground-level Pollution

Intensive Agriculture

Marginal Settlements

Market Valuation

Other subsidies on products

Roentgen Equivalent Man (REM)

Subsidies on products - other

Supply and use tables

Taxes on products

Data type


Error of estimation

Principal activity

Rest of the world

Tax on a product

Redistribution of income in kind account

Rents on subsoil assets

Social assistance benefits

Actual final consumption of households


Economic assets

Energy Conversion Factors

Gross fixed capital formation

Household actual final consumption

Purchased goodwill


SNA (System of National Accounts)


System of National Accounts (SNA)


Financial intermediaries

Insurance corporations

Item response rate

Local government

Refusal rate

Response rate


Actual individual consumption

Consumption of fixed capital

Financial intermediation services indirectly measured (FISIM)

FISIM (financial intermediation services indirectly measured)

GDP - output based

GDP at market prices

Gross domestic product - output based

Gross domestic product at market prices

Income from abroad - net

Income in kind received by employees

Laspeyres price index

Laspeyres volume index

Net income from abroad

Net recordings

Other equities (and shares)

Paasche price index

Paasche volume index

Real holding gains/losses (non-residents)

Real interest


Shares and other equities

Tör nqvist price index

Tör nqvist volume index


Administrative data



Factor cost


Nominal holding gain (by non-residents)

Sample size

Statistical information

Terminological entry


Key structure

Foreign assets

Classification version

Code list

Discounting (of natural assets)

Environmental Indicator

Environmentally Adjusted Net Domestic Product (EDP)

Estimate (2 definitions)


Measurement error

National Estate


Pre-break observation

Access rights


Environmental Costs

Equivalent Factors

Fishing effort

Gross national disposable income

National disposable income

Net national disposable income


C.i.f. price

Cross-currency interest rate swaps

Currency swaps

Deep-discount bonds

Employers' social contributions


Index linked securities

Market non-profit institutions serving businesses

Miscellaneous current taxes

Non-life insurance claims


Reserve assets

Swaps - cross-currency interest rate

Taxes on capital gains

Taxes on pollution

Taxes on specific services

Transferable deposits

Underground economy

Actual final consumption of general government

Antiques and other art objects

International investment position

Nominal holding gain

Other flows

Single indicator method of deflation


Accumulation accounts



Coefficient table

Conservation of Mass


Current transfers - fines and penalties

Current transfers from/to abroad

Current transfers within general government

Existing good

Foreign controlled corporations (non-financial and financial)

Institutional sectors

Internal transactions


Inverse table - Leontief


Legal entities

Leontief inverse table

National private corporations (non-financial and financial)

Non-monetary transactions



Primary incomes

Private funded social insurance benefits

Repayable margins

Rerouting (transactions)


Sectors (or “institutional sectors”)

State government

Subsidy on a product

Symmetric tables

Total economy


Unincorporated enterprise

Aggregated data

Coverage ratio



Institutional sector

Non-probability sample



Chain index


Data analysis

Data revision



Ratio estimation

Sibling group

Trend (2 definitions)

Allocation of primary income account

Basic price

Deposits - other

Financial assets

Financial transactions

Other deposits

Other intangible fixed assets

PPP (purchasing power parity)

Principal party (to a transaction)

Purchasing power parity (PPP)

Repurchase agreements

Secondary activity

Social security funds

Social transfers in kind

Taxes on production and imports


Biodiversity Indices


Capital consumption

Depletion (in natural resource accounting)

Depletion Costs

Energy Valuation

Environmental Assets

Externalization of environmental protection cost


Human Development

Maintenance (Cost) Valuation (environmental accounting)

Measure of Economic Welfare (MEW)

Net Price

Valuation of Natural Assets

Advanced Treatment Technology (waste water)


Biological Treatment Technology

Cultivated natural assets

Informal Settlements

Internalization of environmental cost

Mechanical Treatment Technology

Physical Accounting

Population Equivalent (in waste-water monitoring and treatment)



Squatter Settlements

Accrual accounting


Ancillary activity

Capital stock - gross

Capital stock - net

Constant prices

Consumer durables

Current cost accounting

Current taxes on net wealth


Depletion of natural economic assets

Distributive transactions

Double deflation

Employers' imputed social contributions


Existing fixed asset

Expenditures on goods and services produced on own account

Factor reversal test

Financial derivatives

Fixed asset - existing

Flows in real terms

Gross capital stock

Historic cost accounting

Imputed expenditure

Imputed social contributions

Insurance technical reserves

Intermediate consumption

Mineral exploration

Net capital stock

Neutral holding gain

Neutral holding gain (by non-residents)

Other accumulation entries

Other valuables

Perpetual inventory method (PIM)

Premium supplements

Real holding gain

Recurrent losses (from inventories)

Record check

Exchange rates

Nominal growth

Autonomous pension funds

Capital transfers

Central government

Centre of economic interest

Consumption good or service

Control of a corporation

Cultivated assets

Current accounts

Current taxes on capital

Current transfers to NPISHs

Double entry

Economic interest - centre of

Economic production

Employers' actual social contributions


Entrepreneurial income

Financial intermediation

General government


Import subsidies


Indirect taxes

Informal sector


Intangible non-produced assets

International organisations

Inventories of work-in progress

Investment grants

Net equity of households in life insurance reserves and in pension funds

Non-cultivated biological resources

Non-financial assets

Non-market output - other

Non-profit institutions (NPIs)

Non-profit institutions engaged in non-market production

NPIs (non-profit institutions)

Other current transfers

Other non-market output

Other non-market producers

Pension funds

Producer's price


Production boundary

Property income

Public corporations (non-financial and financial)

Purchaser's price

Social assistance benefits in cash

Social assistance benefits in kind

Social security schemes

Taxes and duties on imports

Transfers of individual non-market goods or services

Work-in-progress - inventories

Base year weights

GDP by kind of economic activities

Real growth

GDP at constant prices

Shares of GDP

Sampling error

Target population

Base year (BSYR)

Growth rate

Implicit price deflator

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