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

Services, etc., value added (% of GDP) in Kiribati was 70.03 as of 2013. Its highest value over the past 35 years was 73.81 in 1990, while its lowest value was 23.39 in 1978.

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
1978 23.39
1979 33.92
1980 70.24
1981 63.70
1982 65.46
1983 65.12
1984 49.96
1985 57.24
1986 64.44
1987 63.68
1988 60.46
1989 65.02
1990 73.81
1991 59.85
1992 60.12
1993 59.79
1994 60.82
1995 61.47
1996 64.00
1997 66.27
1998 63.64
1999 62.55
2000 65.68
2001 65.84
2002 65.19
2003 64.10
2004 63.76
2005 68.48
2006 68.77
2007 68.35
2008 66.60
2009 66.88
2010 67.17
2011 68.45
2012 69.94
2013 70.03

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