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Cost and burden

Foreign diplomatic and consular personnel

SDMX, Statistical data and metadata exchange

Diplomats and consular personnel

Entrepreneurs and investors (as settlers)

Current transfers - lotteries and gambling

Antiques and other art objects

Bonds and debentures

Coal, oil and natural gas reserves

Currency and deposits

Current taxes on land and buildings

Current transfers - fines and penalties

Distribution and use of income accounts

Expenditures on goods and services produced on own account

Foreign controlled corporations (non-financial and financial)

Imports of goods and services

Inventories of materials and supplies

Land underlying buildings and structures

Machinery and equipment (assets)

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

Other equities (and shares)

Other land and associated surface water

Public corporations (non-financial and financial)

Recreational land and associated surface water

Subsidies to public corporations and quasi-corporations

Taxes on financial and capital transactions

Taxes on lotteries, gambling and betting

Taxes on production and imports

Taxes paid to obtain business and professional licences

Trade credits and advances

Trading gains and losses

Wages and salaries in kind

Agriculture, hunting, forestry and fishing

Exports of goods and services

Mining, manufacturing and utilities

Transport, storage and communication

Wholesale, retail trade, restaurants and hotels

Institutional sector

Quality of data



Foreigners having the right to free establishment

Data model

Foreign tourists

Foreigners seeking asylum

Border workers

Data confrontation


Foreign trainees

International civil servants

Returning migrants

Foreign military personnel

General Data Dissemination System, GDDS

Maternal mortality rate

Rents on subsoil assets



Contract migrant workers

Employment-based settlers

Foreign business travelers

Foreign retirees (as settlers)

Foreigners whose status is regularized

Pension funds

Social security funds

Foreigners granted temporary protected status

Flows in real terms

Production boundary

Actual final consumption of households

Financial derivatives

Household actual final consumption

Code list


Unincorporated enterprise


Employers' imputed social contributions

Imputed social contributions


Major renovations or enlargements (of fixed assets)

Vital statistics system

Ancenstry-based settlers


Autonomous pension funds

Citizens in transit

Economic assets

Institutional sectors

Non-financial assets

Sectors (or “institutional sectors”)

Foreigners in transit


Birth history

Depletion of natural economic assets

Financial assets

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

Nominal holding gain (by non-residents)

Redistribution of income in kind account

Reinvested earnings on direct foreign investment

Reserve assets

Subsidies on products - other

Visitors (from abroad to the country)

Data sharing

Allocation of primary income account

Current cost accounting

Employers' actual social contributions

Financial intermediaries

Historic monuments

Intangible non-produced assets


Monetary gold

Non-profit institutions engaged in non-market production

Unit value index

Appgar score

Compilation of vital statistics data

Consolidation (2 definitions)

Date of birth

Exposure to risk, principle of

Gestational period

Monitoring of a civil registration system or a vital statistics system


Timeliness in register-based vital statistics

Citizens deported from abroad


Civil registration

Excursionists (also called "same-day" visitors)

International organisations

Civil registration system

Foreign migrant workers

Foreign students

Foreigners admitted for settlement

Neo-natal mortality rate

Repatriating asylum-seekers

Seasonal migrant workers

Dual records system


Civil registrar

Date of occurrence

Foreigners whose entry or stay is not sanctioned


Accounting conventions


Data exchange

Data status

Data validation


Employers' social contributions




Missing data


Quality differences

Recording of transactions

Related data reference


Social insurance schemes

Source data

Statistical activity

Statistical production

Unfunded employee social insurance benefits

Born in wedlock

Complete vital statistics

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

Foreign border workers

Foreign population of a country

Foreigners admitted for humanitarian reasons (other than asylum proper or temporary protection)

Long-term migrant

Repatriating refugees

Timeliness in registration

Wedlock status of the mother at the time of the child's birth

Accuracy of register-based vital statistics


Availability of data

Causes of death

Certifier (of cause of death)



Quality of a vital event record (report)

Dublin core


Target population

Data set

Market producers

Person-years lived

Bilateral exchange

Date of registration

Domestic employees

Neo-natal period

Same-day visitors

Vital event record

Actual final consumption of general government

Demonetisation (of gold)

Expenditure taxes

Indirect taxes

Monetisation (of gold)

Other non-market producers

Primary incomes

Regulatory bodies

Social insurance benefits


Withdrawals from income of quasi-corporations

Object class


Statistical metainformation system

Accuracy of registration

Born out of wedlock

Civil register

Demographic equation


Descriptive epidemiology

Foreign excursionists (also called "same-day visitors")

Foreign-born population of a country

Foreigners admitted for family formation or reunification

Legitimate birth


Maternal death

Own-children method

Perinatal period

Principal migrant


Register (2 definitions)

Data editing

Frame error

Public disclosure

Quality management

Sample design

Standard classification

Statistical methodology

Statistical subject-matter domain



Cross-domain Concepts

Data structure definition

Domain groups

Gateway exchange


Multilateral exchange

Statistical indicator

True value


Population register


Administrative data

Administrative source

Analytical framework




Cut-off threshold


Dissemination format

Documentation on methodology

Institutional mandate

International statistical standard


Metadata repository

Metadata structure definition

Metadataflow definition


Organisation identifier

Organisation role

Primary source


Provider load

Questionnaire design

Recording basis

Reference metadata




Secondary supplier

Statistical error

Statistical metadata system

Statistical unit

Structural metadata

Survey data collection


Time series break


Category Scheme

Coverage error

Data element

Data type

Dataflow definition

Derived data element

Disclosure analysis

Electronic data interchange, EDI

Error of estimation



Information system

Institutional unit (2 definitions)

ISO/IEC 11179


Model assumption error

Recommended use of data


Sampling error

Statistical purpose

Structural definition


Trend (2 definitions)

AMA rate

Changes in inventories

Gross domestic product (GDP)

Taxes on production

Distributive transactions

Informal sector

Mineral exploration

Non-metallic mineral reserves

Other depository corporations - other

Cultivated assets

Integrated economic accounts

Non-cultivated biological resources

Other accumulation entries

Other current transfers


Accumulation accounts

Aggregates of the SNA

Computer software

Cross-currency interest rate swaps

Currency swaps

Current account (balance of payments)

Deep-discount bonds

F.o.b. price

Forward contract

Inventories of work-in-progress on cultivated assets

Non-produced assets

Operating lease

Other changes in assets account

Other depository corporations

Purchased goodwill

Social accounting matrix (SAM)

Social transfers in kind

Swaps - cross-currency interest rate

System of National Accounts (SNA)

Tangible fixed assets

Tangible non-produced assets

Work-in-progress on cultivated assets - inventories

Actual individual consumption

Actual social contributions

Balance sheet

Capital taxes

Central bank

Centre of economic interest

COFOG (classification of the functions of government)

Defined benefit pension plans


Entertainment, literary or artistic originals

Excise duties

Export subsidies

Factor reversal test

Final consumption expenditure of government

Forward rate agreements (FRAs)

GDP - expenditure based

Imputed expenditure

Inventories of work-in progress

Local government

Losses of government trading organisations (Subsidies on)

Non-market output - other

Non-repayable margins

Note issuance facilities

NPISHs (non-profit institutions serving households)

Other accounts receivable/ payable

Other capital transfers

Other non-market establishments

Perpetual inventory method (PIM)

Property income

Recurrent losses (from inventories)

Rest of the world account

Revaluation account

Satellite accounts

Social security benefits in cash

State government


Work-in-progress - inventories

Gross national income (GNI)

Cash accounting


Current external balance

Final expenditure

Financial account

Fisher's Ideal Index (price)

Hours worked - total

Market establishments

Net value added

Non-monetary gold

Remuneration in kind


Value added - net

Acquisition - time of



Adjusted disposable income

Capital levies

Capital stock - net

Capital transfer in kind

Catastrophic losses

Classification of outlays of producers by purpose (COPP)

Classification of the purposes of non-profit institutions (COPNI)

Contingent assets

Control of a corporation

COPNI (classification of the purposes of non-profit institutions)

Current international cooperation

Current taxes on capital

Current taxes on income, wealth, etc

Current transfers from/to abroad

Deposit money corporations

Deposits - other

Disposable income


Double entry

Economically significant prices


Entrepreneurial income


Export duties

Final consumption expenditure of households

Final consumption expenditure of NPISHs

Final use quadrant

Financial auxiliaries

Financial claims

GDP - income based

Geometric depreciation


Goods for resale - inventories

Gross adjusted disposable income

Gross capital formation

Gross domestic product - income based

Hedonic method

Homogeneous production unit

Illegal production

Income from abroad - net

Index linked securities

Industry (producer) technology

Insurance corporations

Insurance technical reserves

Intermediate consumption

Inventories of other work-in-progress

Inverse table - Leontief


Leontief inverse table

Margin (transport)

Market non-profit institutions serving businesses

Miscellaneous current taxes

National disposable income

National wealth

Net capital stock

Net income from abroad

Net lending

Net worth

Non-profit institutions (NPIs)

NPIs (non-profit institutions)

NPISH final consumption expenditure

Other current taxes n.e.c.

Other deposits

Other taxes on income n.e.c.


Partitioning (transactions)


Payments by households to obtain certain licences

Payments in kind other than remuneration in kind

Payroll taxes

Price index

Principal party (to a transaction)

Producers for own final use

Product (commodity) technology

Production account

Real interest

Reference period

Reference rate of interest


SDRs (Special Drawing Rights)

Secondary activity

Secondary distribution of income account

Securities other than shares

Social assistance benefits

Social assistance benefits in cash

Special drawing rights (SDRs)

Subsoil assets

Swap - foreign exchange

Symmetric tables

Taxes on income

Taxes on individual or household income

Time reversal test

Total hours worked

Trade margin

Transactions account

Transport equipment (as assets)


Value added - gross

Zero-coupon bonds

Base year (BSYR)

Base year weights

Consumer price index

Exchange rates

Final consumption expenditure

Final consumption expenditure of non-profit institutions serving households (NPISHs)

GDP at constant prices

GDP by types of expenditure

GDP deflator

IMF based rate

Implicit price deflator

Main aggregates

National accounts

Other activities

Price adjusted rate of exchange (PARE)

Private final consumption expenditure

Shares of GDP

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