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Important documentation on economic revisions policies

Latest developments

Quality information for economic statistics
We are committed to helping our users assess the fitness for purpose of official statistics. An ongoing series of quality and methodology information publications explains the quality criteria and measures for our main statistical outputs.

International comparisons

OECD quarterly national accounts revisions database
This database allows users to assess the reliability of national accounts first estimates across 18 OECD countries. The database is updated in August/September of every year.

Other links

The Bank of England real-time database
The Bank of England has constructed a real-time database that contains successive sets of data for a range of macroeconomic time series. The database is updated every year following the publication of the ONS Blue Book.

Revisions policies for economic statistics
Revisions policies for ONS’s economic statistics including national accounts, retail sales, public sector finance and productivity.

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