Supply and Use Tables for Selected Economies in Asia and the Pacific: A Research Study

Publication | December 2012

Regional technical assistance (RETA) 6483: Adopting the Supply and Use Framework Towards 1993 System of National Accounts Compliance in Selected Developing Member Countriesis an initiative of the Asian Development Bank (ADB). The project aimed to assist participating economies in implementing the 1993 System of National Accounts (SNA) through the compilation of supply and use tables (SUTs). Aptly known as the SUT Project, it utilized the supply and use framework which is an integrated model that allows compilation of more reliable, consistent, and internationally comparable estimates of gross domestic product (GDP). The improved GDP estimates are expected to provide a better basis for measuring economic output and growth; informed policy making; and monitoring progress toward the Millennium Development Goals, relating especially to poverty alleviation.

This publication presents the SUT concepts, practices, implementation strategies adopted, and the results of the SUT Project. It also includes the 28 products and 23 industries SUTs of the 18 participating economies, an abridged version of the SUTs, and an analysis of the economic structures based on the SUTs.

Contents 

  • Foreword
  • Executive Summary
  • Introduction
  • Supply and Use Tables and Basic Concepts: An Overview
  • The ADB Phased Approach to Supply and Use Table Compilation
  • Addressing the Key Challenges in Compiling Supply and Use Tables
  • Major Results and Findings
  • Milestones, Lessons Learned, and Future Direction
  • Economy Reports Data Sources and Methods for Supply and Use Table Compilation
  • Detailed Results
  • Appendixes
  • References