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INTEGRATION

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French Equivalent: Intégration

Definition:
Integration is a statistical process whereby units or industries are combined to a larger unit under consideration of the flows of intermediate deliveries that may exist between the individual units.

Output of the new, integrated unit is net of intra-industry flows and represents only deliveries outside of the unit. Similarly, input of the integrated unit is net of intra-industry deliveries. Integration is a necessary step in the computation of sectoral output measures.

Source Publication:
OECD Productivity Manual: A Guide to the Measurement of Industry-Level and Aggregate Productivity Growth, OECD, Paris, March 2001, Annex 1 – Glossary.

Cross References:
Vertical integration

Hyperlink:
http://www.oecd.org/dataoecd/59/29/2352458.pdf

Statistical Theme: National accounts

Created on Tuesday, September 25, 2001

Last updated on Tuesday, April 29, 2003