Input–Output modellers are often faced with the task of estimating missing Use tables at basic prices and also valuation matrices of the individual countries.
The following paper published in the Economic Research Journal examines a selection of estimation methods applied to the European context. The results are assessed against the official Supply, Use and Input–Output tables of Belgium, Germany, Italy, Netherlands, Finland, Austria and Slovakia by using matrix difference metrics. The main conclusion is that using the structures of previous years usually performs better than any other approach.
The dissemination of the consolidated tables for the European Union and the euro area is subject to 'Statistics Explained' articles and short publications (Statistics in Focus n°24/2013 , n°36/2012 and n°22/2011). Accompanying the publication a technical paper explains the methodology of the consolidated tables.