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<div class="Apart"> <h2>Definition of concepts</h2> <div class="ApartCont"> <dl> <dt>Effective social payments</dt> <dd>Payments that employed people or their employers make, directly or via a collection agent, to institutions that provide social benefits in order to acquire and/or maintain the right to said benefits.</dd> <dt>Gross operating surplus</dt> <dd>Balance of operative accounts, the result of the difference between the gross value added at factor cost and the payment of salaried workers.</dd> <dt>Tax on income and assets</dt> <dd>Payment by families mainly in the form of a tax on the income of physical persons, tax on assets and a tax on property.</dd> <dt>Social benefits</dt> <dd>Current transfers awarded by third parties to households in money or kind, in order to prevent, repair or overcome certain states of need, without any equivalent counter-payment being made by the beneficiary.</dd> <dt>Current prices</dt> <dd>Economic measure of a variable at a specific moment that reflects increases due to real variation and variations in price.</dd> <dt>Payment of salary earners</dt> <dd>Section that, in national accounts, collects all payments in money and kind that companies give to their salary earners in return for the work they do. Includes social contributions.</dd> <dt>Gross disposable household income</dt> <dd>Macromagnitude that measures the income that the residents of a territory possess for consumption or saving. Subtracted from this is the consumption of fixed capital, which is depreciation as a consequence of normal expenditure and foreseeable obsolescence, and from this the net disposable family income is obtained. In terms of national accounts, the institutional sector of families includes: Individuals or groups of individuals, the main function of which consists of consuming. Individual companies that produce non financial goods or services, with less than nine wage earners. Non profit making organisations.</dd> </dl> </div> </div> <div class="Apart"> <h2>Methodological aspects</h2> <div class="ApartCont"> <p><strong class="important">Gross Domestic Product (GDP) </strong>measures the final result of the production activity of the production units in a territory. There are three vantage points for analysing GDP: supply, demand and income. From the standpoint of <strong>supply</strong>, GDP makes it possible to evaluate the contributions made by the different productive branches to the economy as a whole (gross added value of agriculture, industry, construction and services). In order to conduct the analysis from the standpoint of the end-use of the goods and services produced (consumption, investment, external sector), GDP calculated from the <strong>demand</strong> side is used. Finally, from the <strong>income</strong> standpoint GDP makes it possible to give a breakdown of the contribution made by the productive factors to production: compensation of wage-earners (labour), gross operating surplus (capital) and mixed income.</p> <p>The <strong class="important">variables</strong> that are included in the GDP in terms of <strong class="important">supply</strong> are the following: <ul> <li>Agriculture (which includes agriculture, animal, forestry and fishing).</li> <li>Industry and manufacturing industry.</li> <li>Construction.</li> <li>Services (branches of NACE 2009 revisi�n 2. G, H and I: Trade, accommodation, financial and other services; Public adm., education, health and social services; Real state, professional and other activities).</li> <li>Gross value added.</li> <li>Net taxes on products.</li></p> </ul> <p>Detailed results on forty-four activity branches can be found in <a href="http://www.idescat.cat/pub/?id=ceac2010&lang=en" target="_blank" class="extern" title="Vincle extern: s'obrir� una nova finestra">Annual economic accounts for Catalonia</a>. </p> <p>The variables included in the GDP from the pe