Economic Measurements

Economic measurements are an important part of determining an economies overall strength. There are many measurements which each have a unique feature to help tell a story about the economies overall health.

What is Real GDP definition formula vs nominal GDP

Real GDP Definition

Real GDP is Gross Domestic Product (GDP) that accounts for inflation or deflation. In other words, it disregards the impact that higher prices have played in economic growth and allows us to compare the quantity of goods produced rather than the value.

GNP Definition

Gross National Product Definition

Gross National Product (GNP) refers to the total value of goods and services where the means of production is owned by domestic residents. It calculates the GDP of the country, plus any income that domestic residents receive on investments abroad, but minus any income foreign residents receive on domestic investments.

Per Capita Definition

Per Capita Definition

Per capita originates from the Latin language – meaning ‘by head’, or ‘per person’. In economics it is used primarily with GDP to find measurements such as GDP per capita, real GDP per capita, GDP (PPP) per capita, and Gross National Income (GNI).

Aggregate Demand Definition

Aggregate Demand Definition

Aggregate demand refers to all the goods produced and brought within the economy. Economists calculate this using values at a specific point in time. In other words, the monetary value of the exchange is registered over the course of a month, quarter, or year.