Benchmark year 2011 (ESA 2010)
In September 2014, Statistics Portugal published the first results of a new series of National Accounts, with 2011 as benchmark year. From now on, the European System of National and Regional Accounts (ESA 2010) is the new methodological reference manual for the production of National Accounts, which establishes a consistent, systematic and detailed methodology, ensuring international comparability of the results. All methodological information can be obtained in this link.
Consult an explanatory document on the calculation of GDP in ESA 2010 (only available in Portuguese): “Como se calcula o PIB”.
The implementation process of the 2011 benchmark year will necessarily span throughout a long period mainly due to the publication of satellite accounts, according to the new base of the Portuguese National Accounts, which will occur in a later stage. Therefore, in order to avoid missing information, the National Accounts ESA 1995 will still be available, temporarily, in this link.
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