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Data Change: Ghana - GDP - Under SNA 2008 and re-referenced to 2013
Tuesday, 04 Dec 2018 12:13 ET
By Ian Vaughan
Summary
October 2018 -- For annual and quarterly national accounts for Ghana, concurrent with dissemination of results for 2018Q2, the source has advanced the national accounts framework from SNA 1993 to SNA 2008, and advanced the currency reference year from 2006 to 2013 (81 quarterly and 88 annual series 2008 to 2018; replaced by 84 and 92 from 2013).
Detail

In response, we have:

  1. Archived the predecessors (SNA 1993 and currency reference year 2006, 2008 to 2018) by renaming with an "_S93" specifier, marking metadata as "discontinued", and segregating in the catalog.
  2. Created replacements (SNA 2008 and currency reference year 2013, from 2013).

Active dataset properties:

  • Framework: SNA 2008
  • Classification: UN ISIC Rev. 4
  • Measurement:
    • Millions of Ghanaian cedi (Mil. GHS)
    • Millions of constant year-2013 Ghanaian cedi (Mil. 2013 GHS)
  • Adjustments:
    • Not seasonally adjusted (NSA) or seasonally adjusted (SA)
  • Native frequencies: Quarterly, annual
  • Start date: As early as 2013Q1
  • Reporting lag: Three months
  • Subject to revisions: Yes

The active series reside in the historical catalog (Ghana » National Accounts » by Value add » Quarterly | Annual » SNA 2008) and the predecessors under the associated "SNA 1993" nodes. They include, for example:

  • NACSGVAPARF_S93AQ.IGHA = [DISCONTINUED] National accounts: Production approach - GVA - Real estate; professional; administrative; other services activities, (Mil. 2006 GHS, SA)
  • NACSGVAPAAQ.IGHA       = GVA - Professional; administrative and support service activities, (Mil. 2013 GHS, SA)
  • NALSGVATUQ.IGHA        = GVA - All industries [GDP at basic prices], (Mil. GHS, NSA)
  • NACSGDP_S93UA.IGHA     = [DISCONTINUED] GDP [at purchasers' value], (Mil. 2006 GHS)
  • NACSGDPUA.IGHA         = GDP [at purchasers' value], (Mil. 2013 GHS)

And in (Ghana » National Accounts » by Expenditure » Annual), including:

  • NACEFC_S93UA.IGHA = [DISCONTINUED] National accounts: Expenditure approach - Consumption, (Mil. 2006 GHS)
  • NACEFCUA.IGHA     = Consumption, (Mil. 2013 GHS)
  • NALEFCGGUA.IGHA   = General government final consumption expenditure, (Mil. GHS)

Because catalog locations are subject to change, the upper-right search box on DataBuffet.com provides a "find in catalog" mode that accepts a mnemonic.

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SourceGhana Statistical Service (GSS)
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