National accounts are a kind of an accounting system for the country, showing how the economy is performing.
Economic growth is mainly measured by the gross domestic product (GDP) and gross national income (GNI). The higher these indicators, the better Estonia and the people living here are doing. In addition to aggregate indicators, we analyse data by sectors and compile input-output tables to study the interactions between sectors of the economy.
National accounts provide information on
- changes in the gross domestic product (GDP);
- gross national income;
- productivity indicators;
- financial well-being of sectors (sector accounts)
- interactions between sectors of the economy (input-output tables).
National accounts indicators help to understand economic developments, and they are used in planning the activities of public institutions and enterprises.