National Accounts at a Glance 2015

Release Date: February 23, 2016

National accounts data is more than just GDP. National Accounts at a Glance, published annually, and its related database, presents national accounts in a way that reflects the richness inherent in the data and the value that data represents for analysts and policymakers. It responds to the Stiglitz Commission’s recommendation that policymakers look beyond GDP to get a fuller picture of the entire economy.

In particular it uses national accounts data to show important findings about households and governments, including important new series on gross adjusted household income and non-financial fixed assets of households. It presents each of the series on a two-page spread, with the page on the left providing information on the meaning, use, and comparability of the data and the page on the right presenting data from 1995 onward for OECD countries, as well as graphics highlighting differences among countries.