Quarterly National Accounts
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OECD statistics contact: STAT.Contact@oecd.org

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The OECD's quarterly national accounts (QNA) dataset presents data collected from all the OECD member countries and some other major economies on the basis of a standardised questionnaire as well as countries' own definitions and classifications. It contains a wide selection of generally seasonally adjusted quarterly series most widely used for economic analysis from 1960 or whenever available:

- GDP expenditure and output approaches (current prices and volume estimates);

- GDP income approach (current prices);

- Gross fixed capital formation (current prices and volume estimates) broken down separately by type of asset or product and by institutional sector;

- Disposable income and Real disposable income components;

- Saving and net lending (current prices);

- Population and Employment (in persons);

- Employment by industry (in persons and hours worked);

- Compensation of employees (current prices);

- Household final consumption expenditure by durability (current prices and volume estimates).

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The main purpose of this dataset is to provide relevant, reliable, consistent, comparable and timely quarterly national accounts for OECD member countries, some non-member countries and some area totals for analytical purposes. All the OECD member countries compile their accounts according to the 2008 SNA. The non-member countries which are still producing national accounts according to the 1993 SNA will switch to the new 2008 SNA over the coming months/years. This will allow the improvement of cross-countries comparability.
New accounts produced by countries are continually loaded to this dataset. One should pay attention to specific footnotes that point out any deviation from the standard definitions (see « i » attached to series).

Quarterly National AccountsContact person/organisation

OECD statistics contact: STAT.Contact@oecd.org

Statistical population

The OECD's quarterly national accounts (QNA) dataset presents data collected from all the OECD member countries and some other major economies on the basis of a standardised questionnaire as well as countries' own definitions and classifications. It contains a wide selection of generally seasonally adjusted quarterly series most widely used for economic analysis from 1960 or whenever available:

- GDP expenditure and output approaches (current prices and volume estimates);

- GDP income approach (current prices);

- Gross fixed capital formation (current prices and volume estimates) broken down separately by type of asset or product and by institutional sector;

- Disposable income and Real disposable income components;

- Saving and net lending (current prices);

- Population and Employment (in persons);

- Employment by industry (in persons and hours worked);

- Compensation of employees (current prices);

- Household final consumption expenditure by durability (current prices and volume estimates).

Dissemination format(s)

OECD Quarterly National Accountshttp://www.oecd.org/document/16/0,3343,en_2649_34261_2010768_1_1_1_1,00.htmlRecommended uses and limitations

The main purpose of this dataset is to provide relevant, reliable, consistent, comparable and timely quarterly national accounts for OECD member countries, some non-member countries and some area totals for analytical purposes. All the OECD member countries compile their accounts according to the 2008 SNA. The non-member countries which are still producing national accounts according to the 1993 SNA will switch to the new 2008 SNA over the coming months/years. This will allow the improvement of cross-countries comparability.
New accounts produced by countries are continually loaded to this dataset. One should pay attention to specific footnotes that point out any deviation from the standard definitions (see « i » attached to series).

The changeover to the SNA 2008: "New standards for compiling national accounts"http://www.oecd.org/std/na/new-standards-for-compiling-national-accounts-SNA2008-OECDSB20.pdf1993 SNAhttp://unstats.un.org/unsd/nationalaccount/sna1993.asp2008 SNAhttp://unstats.un.org/unsd/nationalaccount/sna2008.aspOther comments

See TIPS for a better use of the databasehttp://www.oecd.org/std/na/tipsforabetteruseoftheoecdquarterlynationalaccountsstatistics.htmSee QNA_calendar for OECD QNA advance release dateshttp://stats.oecd.org/wbos/fileview2.aspx?IDFile=df97ce45-a3a7-49cd-88d1-465c178119a2See QNA_Changes for information on changes in methodologyhttp://stats.oecd.org/wbos/fileview2.aspx?IDFile=479ecd3c-28ec-4b04-bf6b-a6903ce31c55See QNAonOECDStat for detailed information on the database structure and codificationhttp://stats.oecd.org/wbos/fileview2.aspx?IDFile=a7e60ef1-5139-4a2c-9331-cfd135033b8aSee OECD glossary of statistical termshttp://stats.oecd.org/glossary/See SNA 93 Glossaryhttp://www.oecd.org/dataoecd/38/18/2674296.pdf