This edition of the National Accounts Studies of the ESCWA Region, Bulletin no. 25, includes available data and ESCWA estimates of gross domestic product (GDP) at both current and constant prices, in addition to the consolidated national accounts for each ESCWA member country during the period 2000-2004, and the estimated real GDP growth for 2005. Data were mainly collected from responses to questionnaires compiled by ESCWA, national publications and other official sources.
This publication is divided into three chapters. Chapter I includes selected indicators that show, in United States dollars, some aggregates of national accounts and their relative distribution among Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) countries, States with more diversified economies (MDEs) and ESCWA member countries. Chapter II comprises consolidated national accounts for ESCWA member countries in national currencies at current prices. Finally, Chapter III contains estimates of GDP by expenditure and economic activity at constant prices in US dollars.