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Cost and burden

Foreign diplomatic and consular personnel

SDMX, Statistical data and metadata exchange

SDRs (Special Drawing Rights)

Special drawing rights (SDRs)

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

Balance sheet

Financial assets


Underlying cause of death


Sampling frame

Vital statistics system

Birth history

Data sharing

Visitors (from abroad to the country)

Consolidation (2 definitions)

Appgar score

Compilation of vital statistics data

Date of birth

Exposure to risk, principle of

Gestational period

Institutional sector

Monitoring of a civil registration system or a vital statistics system



Quality of data

Timeliness in register-based vital statistics


Excursionists (also called "same-day" visitors)

Civil registration


Accounting conventions

Civil registration system


Data exchange

Data status

Data validation




Missing data


Quality differences

Recording of transactions

Related data reference


Source data

Statistical activity

Statistical production


Civil registrar

Date of occurrence

Dual records system

Foreigners whose entry or stay is not sanctioned

Born in wedlock

Complete vital statistics

Dublin core


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

Foreign border workers

Foreign population of a country

Foreign tourists

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

Foreigners seeking asylum

Long-term migrant

Repatriating refugees


Target population

Timeliness in registration

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

Maternal mortality rate

Accuracy of register-based vital statistics


Availability of data

Causes of death

Certifier (of cause of death)


Foreign military personnel

Foreigners having the right to free establishment


Quality of a vital event record (report)

Data set

Person-years lived


Bilateral exchange

Date of registration

Domestic employees

Neo-natal period

Same-day visitors

Vital event record

Object class


Statistical metainformation system

Data editing

Data model

Frame error

Public disclosure

Quality management

Sample design

Standard classification

Statistical methodology

Statistical subject-matter domain


Accuracy of registration


Border workers

Born out of wedlock

Civil register

Contract migrant workers

Demographic equation


Descriptive epidemiology

Employment-based settlers

Foreign business travelers

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

Foreign retirees (as settlers)

Foreign trainees

Foreign-born population of a country

Foreigners admitted for family formation or reunification

International civil servants

Legitimate birth


Maternal death

Own-children method

Perinatal period

Principal migrant


Register (2 definitions)

Returning migrants


Cross-domain Concepts

Data confrontation

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


General Data Dissemination System, GDDS


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)

Mineral exploration

Non-metallic mineral reserves

Cultivated assets

Distributive transactions

Informal sector

Integrated economic accounts

Major renovations or enlargements (of fixed assets)

Non-cultivated biological resources

Other accumulation entries

Other current transfers

Other depository corporations - other

Pension funds


Social security funds

Accumulation accounts

Actual final consumption of households

Aggregates of the SNA


Autonomous pension funds

Computer software

Cross-currency interest rate swaps

Currency swaps

Current account (balance of payments)

Deep-discount bonds

Economic assets

F.o.b. price

Financial derivatives

Forward contract

Household actual final consumption

Inventories of work-in-progress on cultivated assets

Non-financial 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

Capital taxes

Central bank

Centre of economic interest

COFOG (classification of the functions of government)

Defined benefit pension plans

Depletion of natural economic assets


Entertainment, literary or artistic originals

Excise duties

Export subsidies

Factor reversal test

Final consumption expenditure of government

Flows in real terms

Forward rate agreements (FRAs)

GDP - expenditure based

Imputed expenditure

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

Inventories of work-in progress

Local government

Losses of government trading organisations (Subsidies on)

Nominal holding gain (by non-residents)

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)

Production boundary

Property income

Recurrent losses (from inventories)

Redistribution of income in kind account

Reinvested earnings on direct foreign investment

Reserve assets

Rest of the world account

Revaluation account

Satellite accounts

Social security benefits in cash

State government

Subsidies on products - other


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

Institutional sectors

Market establishments

Net value added

Non-monetary gold

Remuneration in kind


Sectors (or “institutional sectors”)

Value added - net

Acquisition - time of



Adjusted disposable income

Allocation of primary income account

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 cost accounting

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

Employers' actual social contributions

Employers' imputed social contributions


Entrepreneurial income


Export duties

Final consumption expenditure of households

Final consumption expenditure of NPISHs

Final use quadrant

Financial auxiliaries

Financial claims

Financial intermediaries

GDP - income based

Geometric depreciation


Goods for resale - inventories

Gross adjusted disposable income

Gross capital formation

Gross domestic product - income based

Hedonic method

Historic monuments

Homogeneous production unit

Illegal production

Imputed social contributions

Income from abroad - net

Index linked securities

Industry (producer) technology

Insurance corporations

Insurance technical reserves

Intangible non-produced assets

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

Monetary gold

National disposable income

National wealth

Net capital stock

Net income from abroad

Net lending

Net worth

Non-profit institutions (NPIs)

Non-profit institutions engaged in non-market production

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


Secondary activity

Secondary distribution of income account

Securities other than shares

Social assistance benefits

Social assistance benefits in cash

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)

Unincorporated enterprise

Unit value index


Value added - gross

Zero-coupon bonds

AMA rate

Base year (BSYR)

Base year weights

Changes in inventories

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

Gross domestic product (GDP)

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

Taxes on production

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