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CENTRAL GOVERNMENT

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French Equivalent: Administration centrale

Definition:
The central government sub-sector consists of the institutional units making up the central government plus those NPIs (non-profit institutions) that are controlled and mainly financed by central government. The political authority of central government extends over the entire economy. Central government has therefore the authority to impose taxes on all residents and non-resident units engaged in economic activities within the country.

Source Publication:
SNA 4.117-118.

Cross References:
State government

Statistical Theme: National accounts

Created on Tuesday, September 25, 2001

Last updated on Monday, April 08, 2013