Bhutan - Services, etc., value added (% of GDP)

Services, etc., value added (% of GDP) in Bhutan was 39.22 as of 2016. Its highest value over the past 36 years was 44.62 in 1980, while its lowest value was 34.13 in 1995.

Definition: Services correspond to ISIC divisions 50-99 and they include value added in wholesale and retail trade (including hotels and restaurants), transport, and government, financial, professional, and personal services such as education, health care, and real estate services. Also included are imputed bank service charges, import duties, and any statistical discrepancies noted by national compilers as well as discrepancies arising from rescaling. Value added is the net output of a sector after adding up all outputs and subtracting intermediate inputs. It is calculated without making deductions for depreciation of fabricated assets or depletion and degradation of natural resources. The industrial origin of value added is determined by the International Standard Industrial Classification (ISIC), revision 3. Note: For VAB countries, gross value added at factor cost is used as the denominator.

Source: World Bank national accounts data, and OECD National Accounts data files.

See also:

Year Value
1980 44.62
1981 41.17
1982 38.47
1983 36.28
1984 35.54
1985 36.75
1986 37.78
1987 37.20
1988 38.61
1989 40.44
1990 39.87
1991 40.40
1992 37.97
1993 38.24
1994 35.18
1995 34.13
1996 35.07
1997 35.01
1998 37.57
1999 37.08
2000 36.62
2001 35.96
2002 35.06
2003 35.45
2004 37.33
2005 39.53
2006 38.88
2007 35.39
2008 36.52
2009 38.08
2010 37.94
2011 39.92
2012 38.76
2013 38.33
2014 39.37
2015 39.28
2016 39.22

Limitations and Exceptions: In the services industry the many self-employed workers and one-person businesses are sometimes difficult to locate, and they have little incentive to respond to surveys, let alone to report their full earnings. Compounding these problems are the many forms of economic activity that go unrecorded, including the work that women and children do for little or no pay.

Statistical Concept and Methodology: Gross domestic product (GDP) represents the sum of value added by all its producers. Value added is the value of the gross output of producers less the value of intermediate goods and services consumed in production, before accounting for consumption of fixed capital in production. The United Nations System of National Accounts calls for value added to be valued at either basic prices (excluding net taxes on products) or producer prices (including net taxes on products paid by producers but excluding sales or value added taxes). Both valuations exclude transport charges that are invoiced separately by producers. Total GDP is measured at purchaser prices. Value added by industry is normally measured at basic prices.

Aggregation method: Weighted average

Periodicity: Annual

General Comments: Note: Data for OECD countries are based on ISIC, revision 4.


Topic: Economic Policy & Debt Indicators

Sub-Topic: National accounts