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general government
Description

The general government sector consists of the totality of institutional units which, in addition to fulfilling their political responsibilities and their role of economic regulation, produce principally non-market services (possibly goods) for individual or collective consumption and redistribute income and wealth.


Source : National Accounts
Source Detail : Gross Domestics Product (GDP)
geographic coverage
Description

The Labour Force Survey covers both urban and rural areas of all states in Malaysia.


Source : Labour Force and Social Statistics
Source Detail : Labour Force Survey Report
global warming
Description
Phenomenon believed  to occur as  a result  of the build-up of carbon dioxide  and other greenhouse gases. It has been identified by many scientists as a major global environmental threat.
Source : Environment
Source Detail : Compendium of Enviroment Statistics
goods
Description

Goods are physical objects for which a demand exists, over which ownership rights can be established and whose ownership can be transferred from one institutional  unit to another by engaging in transactions  on markets.


Source : National Accounts
Source Detail : Gross Domestics Product (GDP)
goods for resale - inventories
Description

Inventories of goods for resale are goods acquired by enterprises, such as wholesalers and retailers, for the purpose of reselling them without further processing (that is, not transformed other than by presenting them in ways that are attractive to the customer).


Source : National Accounts
Source Detail : Gross Domestics Product (GDP)
government final consumption expenditure
Description

Household final consumption expenditure consists of the expenditure, including expenditure whose value must be estimated indirectly, incurred by resident households on individual consumption goods and services, including those sold at prices that are not economically significant and including consumption goods and services acquired abroad.
 


Source : National Accounts
Source Detail : Gross Domestics Product (GDP)
greenhouse effect
Description
Warming of the earth`s atmosphere caused by the concentration of carbon dioxide and other greenhouse or trace gases that act like a pane of glass in a greenhouse, allowing sunlight to pass through and heat the earth but preventing a counterbalancing loss of heat radiation.
Source : Environment
Source Detail : Compendium of Enviroment Statistics
greenhouse gases
Description
Carbon dioxide, nitrous oxide, methane, ozone and chloro-fluorocarbons occurring naturally and resulting from human (production and consumption) activities, and contributing  to the greenhouse effect (global warming).
Source : Environment
Source Detail : Compendium of Enviroment Statistics
gross
Description

The term "gross" is a common means of referring to values before deducting consumption of fixed capital (generally used as in "gross capital stock" or "gross domestic product").


Source : National Accounts
Source Detail : Gross Domestics Product (GDP)
gross capital formation
Description

Gross capital formation is measured by the total value of the gross fixed capital formation, changes in inventories and acquisitions less disposals of valuables for a unit or sector.


Source : National Accounts
Source Detail : Gross Domestics Product (GDP)