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French Equivalent: Compte de capital - SEC

The capital account records acquisitions less disposals of non-financial assets by resident units and measures the change in net worth due to saving (final balancing item in the current accounts) and capital transfers.

The capital account makes it possible to determine the extent to which acquisitions less disposals of non- financial assets have been financed out of saving and by capital transfers. It shows a net lending corresponding to the amount available to a unit or sector for financing, directly of indirectly, other units or sectors, or a net borrowing corresponding to the amount which a unit or sector is obliged to borrow from other units or sectors.

Source Publication:
ESA, par.8.46-8.47 [III.1].

Cross References:
Capital account – SNA

Version Indicator: ESA

Statistical Theme: National accounts

Created on Tuesday, September 25, 2001

Last updated on Monday, March 3, 2003