GNP

Definition

Gross National Product. GNP is the total value of all final goods and services produced within a nation in a particular year, plus income earned by its citizens (including income of those located abroad), minus income of non-residents located in that country. Basically, GNP measures the value of goods and services that the country's citizens produced regardless of their location. GNP is one measure of the economic condition of a country, under the assumption that a higher GNP leads to a higher quality of living, all other things being equal.

For further explanation, see GDP vs. GNP – What’s the Difference?.

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GNP used to be a popular way to measure the total economic value of a nation, but became less widespread as GDP became the primary measure in the early 90s.

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GNP deflator Gross Domestic Product