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SNA and the NIPAs

The System of National Accounts (SNA) is an internationally accepted set of guidelines for the compilation of national accounts. Once a year, BEA prepares estimates on an SNA basis in response to a questionnaire used by the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD). Based on estimates provided in the July 30, 2015 Annual Revision of the National Income and Product Accounts, these estimates improve the comparability of U.S. national accounts statistics with those of other countries and are published by international organizations.

Cautionary note on the use of SNA-based tables: The tables and estimates provided on this page are based on the SNA standards. Accordingly, some estimates will differ from the official NIPA estimates published by the Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA) on this website and in the Survey of Current Business. For further information on the differences between the SNA and the NIPAs, see the Survey of Current Business article referenced below.



Data Tables: OECD Questionnaires

Main aggregates

  • Table 117: Final Consumption Expenditure of Households by Durability (XLS)
  • Table 119: Simplified Nonfinancial Accounts by Sector (XLS)
  • Table 200: Main Aggregates of General Government (XLS)

Industry tables

  • Table 301: Output and its Components by Industry (ISIC) (XLS)
  • Table 303: Labor Input by Industry

Household final consumption expenditure (by purpose)

  • Table 501: Final Consumption Expenditure of Households by Purpose, Expanded Detail (XLS)
  • Table 502: Final Consumption Expenditure of Households (XLS)

Detailed nonfinancial accounts by sector

  • Table 800: Nonfinancial accounts by institutional sector (detailed) (XLS)

Detailed tax and social contribution receipts by sector

General government expenditure by function

  • Table 1100: General Government Expenditure by Function (XLS)

Fixed assets and fixed investment

  • Table 2000: Cross-classification of Fixed Assets by Industry (ISIC) and by Non-financial Fixed Asset (XLS)
  • Table 2200: Cross-classification of Gross Fixed Capital Formation by Industry (ISIC) and by Non-financial Fixed Asset (XLS)
  • Table 2600: Balance Sheets for Non-financial Assets (XLS)