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National Accounts

General Approach to Estimation of Quarterly National Accounts

The quarterly estimates for each industry are expenditure sub - components are derived by using information on quantity, value and price independently from the annual estimates.This was done for both current and constant price series. Subsequently, the quarterly estimates were brought in line with the annual estimates by using the benchmarking technique.

Estimating quarterly GDP is an integral part of annual estimates. Hence, in describing sources and methods used for quarterly estimates, references have been made to sources and methods used in annual estimates.

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