|Key statistical concept|
Quarterly national accounts (QNA) constitute a system of integrated quarterly time series coordinated through an accounting framework. QNA adopt the same principles, definitions, and structure as the annual national accounts (ANA). In principle, QNA cover the entire sequence of accounts and balance sheets in the System of National Accounts 1993 (1993 SNA); in practice, the constraints of data availability, time, and resources mean that QNA are usually less complete than ANA and this will vary by country. This dataset presents QNA data in current prices compiled by the production approach. Note, that as non-member countries are not required to report QNA data to the OECD on a standardized basis, the industries for which data are available in this dataset vary across countries with a limited degree of overlap.
|Recommended uses and limitations|
This dataset contains time series for 3 countries that are not OECD members, namely China, India, and Indonesia. For China, data are reported on a cumulative basis through the year, i.e. each successive quarter represents year to date figures and thus the quarterly data does not form a coherent time series. It should be noted that, by and large, the procedures and systems for collecting and processing economic statistics in non-member countries are less well established than in member countries. This is particularly the case for those countries that previously operated with a planned economy. Thus, the time series are generally not very long, and are less reliable and more prone to breaks due to changes in methodology over time than the long established series that exist for many member countries.
|All Higher Levels|
Main Economic Indicators
Next Lower Level
Country: INDIA, Subject: National Accounts (for non-member countries) > GDP by output at current prices