National accounts are an integrated accounting framework based on the concepts and definitions set out in the European System of Accounts (ESA 2010). This framework describes in the structured way economic events of all units of the economy, grouped within sectors according to their characteristics. As such it is the reference point for all macroeconomic statistics.

Other methodological manuals and papers

The following manuals provide additional conceptual guidelines as well as descriptions on actual sources and methods used in practice by EU Member States for the compilation of the data.