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Quarterly national accounts, total economy

The purpose of the quarterly national accounts is to give an overall picture of the short-term economic development in the context of a coherent system of definitions, classifications and accounts.


The quarterly national accounts for the whole economy describe the production and use of the balance of demand and supply and the goods and services account. The balance of demand and supply shows the supply in the form of Danish production (GDP), imports and use in the form of household consumption, government consumption, consumption of NPISH (non-profit organizations serving households), gross fixed capital formation, changes in inventories and exports.
The quarterly national accounts for the whole economy also shows throughout the coherent system of accounts how the income generated by production is distributed and redistributed, resulting in savings and placement of these savings in either gross fixed capital formation or financially.

The quarterly national accounts calculation is based on all short-term statistical series that show areas of the economy and employment. The main sources include: External trade, balance of payments, corporate buying and selling, the retail sales index, manufacturing sales of goods, industrial production and new orders, consumer and net price index, the price index for domestic supply, labour accounts and quarterly public finances.


Documentation of statistics

Get an overview of the purpose, content and quality of the statistics. Here you can find information on the sources that the statistics are derived from, what the statistics contains and how often it is published.

Revision of National Accounts

National accounts, government finance statistics and the balance of payments will be revised in September.

Grafik: Revision 2014 - Danmarks Statistik

See information on the transition to the accounting system ESA 2010.

revision of national accounts

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