NEA Annual Update 2021 OECD Questionnaires

The System of National Accounts (SNA) is an internationally accepted set of guidelines for the compilation of national accounts. BEA actively participates in the development of these guidelines and strives to harmonize estimates with SNA guidelines and answering the annual update of Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) questionnaires is one of many ways this work continues.

Once a year, BEA prepares estimates on an SNA basis in response to a questionnaire provided by the OECD. Estimates prepared as part of BEA’s 2021 Annual Update of the National Economic Accounts (NEA, which includes the National Income and Product Accounts and the Industry Economic Accounts), are adjusted to improve the comparability of U.S. national accounts statistics with those of other countries. These adjusted estimates provided by BEA are published by the OECD here. To learn what is involved in preparing these questionnaires, what improvements are in sight, as well as how these questionnaires are part of a larger effort, please refer to references linked below. The estimates provided to the OECD are presented under “Data Tables” below.

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Data Tables

1 As these tables are upgraded, they will be included in a set of tables under the publication category ‘International Presentation’ and then ‘OECD International Style Aggregates’