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National Accounts Studies of the ESCWA Region, No. 29

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This bulletin provides data on, and ESCWA estimates of the gross domestic product (GDP), the consolidated national accounts during the period 2004-2008 and the estimated real GDP growth rates for 2009 for ESCWA member countries. It comprises three chapters. Chapter I contains tables on selected indicators including annual growth rates of real GDP, GDP at constant and current prices, GDP per capita, national disposable income per capita, gross capital formation, and percentage of net exports to GDP. Chapter II presents the main consolidated national accounts for each member country in national currency and at current prices. Chapter III reviews economic growth in real terms after eliminating the effect of price inflation and contains tables of GDP by expenditure and economic activity. The bulletin, in which data were compiled from national statistical sources and answers submitted by member countries to questionnaires prepared by ESCWA, is intended for economic and social researchers and planners.