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GENERAL GOVERNMENT - SNA

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French Equivalent: Administrations publiques (comme unités institutionnelles) - SCN

Definition:
The general government sector consists of the totality of institutional units which, in addition to fulfilling their political responsibilities and their role of economic regulation, produce principally non-market services (possibly goods) for individual or collective consumption and redistribute income and wealth.

Context:
The general government sector consists mainly of central, state and local government units together with social security funds imposed and controlled by those units. In addition, it includes non-profit institutions engaged in non-market production that are controlled and mainly financed by government units or social security funds.

Source Publication:
SNA 2.20, 4.9.

Cross References:
General government – BPM

Hyperlink:
http://esa.un.org/unsd/sna1993/introduction.asp

Version Indicator: SNA

Statistical Theme: Financial statistics

Created on Tuesday, September 25, 2001

Last updated on Saturday, March 16, 2002