Author(s): Directorate General for Economic and Financial Affairs (ECFIN), European Commission
This edition of European Economy gives in its statistical annex updated time series of annual long-term macroeconomic data for for EU Member States, candidate countries USA and Japan.
Unless otherwise stated, data for Member States are based on the ESA 95 system. For Germany, Ireland and Portugal, data start in the late 1980s or early 1990s. For Bulgaria, Cyprus, Croatia, Czech Republic, Estonia, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Poland, Romania, Slovakia and Slovenia data start in the early or mid-1990s. For all other Member States most data have been reported for longer periods. ESA 79 data are used for the earlier years. Public finance ESA 95 data start at the earliest in 1970, they are gradually becoming available and cannot be linked with the former definitions series.