Compendium of Supply and Use Tables for Selected Economies in Asia and the Pacific
Publisher: Asian Development Bank
This publication provides a standard compilation of supply and use tables (SUTs) for 19 economies in Asia and the Pacific to help them comply with the United Nations 2008 System of National Accounts (SNA) recommendations. SUTs are an integrated statistical estimation and economic analysis model that facilitates the compilation of more reliable, consistent, and internationally comparable estimates of key economic statistics such as gross domestic product. The improved and more detailed statistics are expected to provide a better basis for measuring economic output and growth; facilitating informed policy making; and monitoring progress toward the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), relating especially to poverty alleviation, economic growth, technological progress, and industrial and infrastructure development. The compilation of SUTs is an essential first step to establish an effective statistical system in any economy. In 2014, ADB embarked on a data development and capacity building project to assist 19 members construct benchmark SUTs for the latest possible year. This publication outlines the relevant statistical and economic concepts, data compilation and development practices, project implementation strategies, and the results of the project. It also includes an abridged version of the SUTs of the 19 participating economies. The more detailed tables are available online through the ADB website.