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

Services, etc., value added (% of GDP) in Paraguay was 49.71 as of 2016. Its highest value over the past 25 years was 51.51 in 2012, while its lowest value was 43.97 in 1991.

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
1991 43.97
1992 46.59
1993 46.90
1994 45.50
1995 45.30
1996 46.08
1997 48.37
1998 48.41
1999 47.70
2000 48.51
2001 47.26
2002 44.58
2003 44.40
2004 45.06
2005 45.68
2006 47.61
2007 47.09
2008 46.73
2009 49.03
2010 47.37
2011 48.40
2012 51.51
2013 50.14
2014 50.61
2015 51.15
2016 49.71

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