Economic accounts

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The System of Economic Accounts (SEA) aims to draw a portrait of an economy in terms of its structure, performance and trends. The SEA provides an accounting framework for macroeconomic analysis and uses a common set of concepts, definitions and classifications, which allows for the production of consistent and comparable data. International guidelines on national accounts were developed in collaboration with organizations such as the OECD, the IMF and the United Nations. Both Canada and Québec apply these international guidelines.