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The National Economic Accounts module features an up-to-date portrait of national and provincial economies and their structure. This includes comprehensive information and overviews of all the components of the accounts as well as more than 300 free statistical tables.

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Gross domestic product by income and by expenditure, Balance of international payments, Financial flows, Labour productivity, International investment position, National balance sheet accounts

Preceding quarters of the year are revised when the current quarter is published. Each year, revisions extending back four years are made with the publication of first quarter data. They are not normally revised again except when historical revisions are carried out. Due to the 2012 historical revision, the publication of the first quarter 2012 data will include revisions extending back only one year.

Gross domestic product by industry

Revisions arise from updates to benchmark data, projectors and seasonal adjustment. January to June: Back to previous year; July: Back to January of fifth previous year; August to December: Back to January of current year. Occasionally, there are historical revisions due to conceptual, methodological and classification changes - the most recent with the July 2002 GDP release.

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Information on methods and data quality

  • GDP by income and by expenditure: 1901, 1902 and 2602
  • GDP by industry: 1301
  • Balance of international payments: 1534, 1535 and 1536
  • Financial flows: 1804
  • Labour productivity: 5042
  • International investment position: 1537
  • National balance sheet accounts: 1806
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