National Balance Sheet Accounts
Satellite account of economy, category
Satellite account refers to an accounting system that follows the basic principles of the System of National Accounts (SNA) but also expands the analytical capacity for selected areas of economic or social concern, without overburdening or disrupting the central system. Satellite accounts are linked to the central framework of the national accounts and through them to the main body of integrated economic statistics.
Economy refers to the entire set of resident institutional units. It is divided into sectors that consists of groups of resident institutional units. An institutional unit is resident in a country when it has a centre of economic interest in the economic territory of that country. It is said to have a centre of economic interest when there exists some location - dwelling, place of production or other premises - within the economic territory on, or from, which it engages, and intends to continue to engage, in economic activities and transactions on a significant scale either indefinitely or over a finite period of time.
The data for this variable are reported using the following classifications and/or lists:
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