ESA 2010 - The European System of National and Regional Accounts

The European System of National and Regional Accounts (ESA) sets down the harmonised methodology that must be used for the production of national accounts data in the EU. It is crucial to have such a methodological rulebook in the EU, in order to ensure that statistics on Member States' economies are compiled in a consistent, comparable, reliable and up-to-date way.

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You can find more information on ESA 2010 at Eurostat website ESA 2010 - The new European System of National and Regional Accounts

ESA 2010 methodological guidelines

In all Member States of the European Union national accounts are compiled according to the methodological guidelines of the ESA 2010 (Regulation (EU) No 549/2013 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 21 May 2013 on the European system of national and regional accounts in the European Union).

On 26 June 2014, European Commission has passed Implementing Decision on granting derogations to Member States with respect to the transmission of statistics pursuant to Regulation (EU) No 549/2013.

The ESA 2010 is based on the novel global methodology of the SNA 2008, which was adopted by the UN as a recommendation proposed jointly by five international institutions.

On the basis of the ESA 2010 more detailed manuals and recommendations on certain important issues were developed. The manuals and handbooks provide guidelines for practical solutions when applying general methodological recommendations and simultaneously unify approaches to the solutions in all Member States.

Manual on the Changes from ESA 95 to ESA 2010

Manual on Goods Sent Abroad for Processing

Manual on Measuring Research and Development in ESA 2010

Handbook on Prices And Volume Measures in National Accounts

Technical Compilation Guide for Pension Data in National Accounts

Manual on Government Deficit and Debt

IPA 2011 Quarterly National Accounts

Quarterly National Accounts Inventory


Data for the Republic of Croatia are released on 10 September 2014, in following First Releases:

FR 12.1.5.    Annual Gross Domestic Product for period 1995 - 2012 (ESA 2010)
FR 12.1.1/2. Quarterly Gross Domestic Product Estimate, 2014 (ESA 2010)

While the complete data for all Member States will be available by the end of the year 2014.