Frequently Asked Questions regarding Gross domestic Product (GDP) are listed here
What does the gross domestic product measure? Who measures the GDP in Switzerland? Are there any difference between the ANA and the QNA ? Can the GDP be calculated in different ways? What does the production approach show? What do the terms “at basic prices” and “at market prices” mean? What does the expenditure approach show? What does the income approach show? Do all three calculation approaches produce the same gross domestic product? Can all aggregates (components of the GDP) actually be estimated? Can the quarterly national accounts for Switzerland be compared with the figures for our European partners? Why do we talk about extrapolations and revisions in the context of the quarterly national accounts? How are the quarterly national accounts estimated? What information is used for the quarterly national accounts? What is seasonal adjustment? Is there an economic interpretation for every quarterly fluctuation, after seasonal adjustment? What is meant by “nominal” and “real values”? What is meant by growth contributions?
Last modification 03.08.2016