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SATELLITE ACCOUNTS

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French Equivalent: Comptes satellites

Definition:
Satellite accounts provide a framework linked to the central accounts and which enables attention to be focussed on a certain field or aspect of economic and social life in the context of national accounts; common examples are satellite accounts for the environment, or tourism, or unpaid household work.

Source Publication:
SNA 2.246 [21.4].

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

Statistical Theme: National accounts

Created on Tuesday, September 25, 2001

Last updated on Thursday, March 13, 2003