Talk:Gross national income

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why GDP?[edit]

Why would the U.S. government select Gross Domestic Product as a better indicator of economic activity in the United States than Gross National Income? Asked by Umbie1 on 18 March 2006.

To answer the question: GDP is a more robust national account statistic, because it involves less 'fiddling', as the respective articles on GDP and GNI should tell you. Unless there is a significant discrepancy between the two figures (as in significant net income transfers of capital and labour, as in Ireland or Saudi Arabia), then GDP will always be a better statistic, less prone to calculation error. In the US, net factor income is plus/minus zero; which is to say, given the sheer size of output value, the difference is not significantly greater than the measurement error. Ribbit 19:09, 2 October 2006 (UTC)

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more cross-referencing[edit]

When built out, this should include more cross-referencing. I'm converting one capitalized term to a cross-reference. GRBerry 16:29, 20 April 2006 (UTC)

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BetacommandBot 11:27, 6 July 2007 (UTC)

GNI vs GNP[edit]

It is claimed that "In contrast to the GNI, the GNP does not account for the balance of cross-country income, such as interest and dividends.". I think this is wrong.

GNI and GNP are exactly the same (apart from statistical discrepancies).

This is what stated, for instance, in the OECD Glossary of statistical terms. Giuseppe.Vittucci (talk) 17:18, 24 February 2012 (UTC)

GNI data seems wrong[edit]

I wanted to add columns to the GNI table for years 2007 and 2011, but then I noticed that the data is just completely different from the source. I even tried looking around the website to find those numbers, but without luck. Should we rebuild the table entirely?

Also it would be nice to respect the left to right chronological order.

jan (talk) 18:30, 10 December 2012 (UTC)


Table Missing Column Headings[edit]

The GNI table is also missing column headings, which makes it rather uninformative, as it is just a list of numbers without any context.

Opendestiny (talk) 18:15, 8 November 2013 (UTC)

plz update the data[edit]

http://data.worldbank.org/indicator/NY.GNP.MKTP.CD?order=wbapi_data_value_2012+wbapi_data_value+wbapi_data_value-last&sort=desc hi guys plt dont use the worldbank pdfs as a source which cant be updated and result in being obsolete after a view months, use instead their data archive that gets constantly updated. You allready see all the numbers are obsoltes again. The article creater also screwed everything up, the whole thing has to be made new i guisse.--Locktarogar (talk) 04:41, 21 February 2014 (UTC)

this article should merge with Gross national product[edit]

http://data.worldbank.org/indicator/NY.GNP.MKTP.CD?order=wbapi_data_value_2008+wbapi_data_value+wbapi_data_value-last&sort=desc&page=1 World Bank states that GNI and GNP is the same.--Crossswords (talk) 16:50, 26 July 2014 (UTC)