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Sources and methods

Australian System of National Accounts: Concepts, Sources and Methods
Reference period
2020-21 financial year

2.78    ASNA records the essential elements of the Australian economy: production, income, consumption (intermediate and final), accumulation of assets and liabilities, and wealth. As such, many different data sources are used to compile the ASNA. In many cases, these data are infrequent, incomplete, lacking in scope or are simply not on a basis that aligns with national accounts standards. The upcoming chapters provide an overview of the sources and methods employed to convert these different data sources into a coherent set of national accounts.