The German Democratic Republic’s Gross Domestic Product development between 1950 and 1989.

Resource Type
Dataset : Survey and aggregate data
  • Maddison, Angus
  • Alton, Thad P.
Publication Date
  • ZA:
    • Historical Studies Data
  • Abstract

    By order of the OECD the researcher Agnus Maddison repeatedly published in the framework of worldwide investigations the estimations on the GDR-Data, among other things on the GDP at constant prices for the period between 1950 and 1989. According to the sources of the two publications (1995 and 2000) the data based to a large extension on estimations of Thad P. Alton. The publication of 2001 contains data on the GDR’s GDP for selected years. Datatables in Downloadsystem HISTAT (Topic: National Accounts - Volkswirtschaftliche Gesamtrechnung): A-d Die Auswirkung der Grenzveränderungen in Deutschland auf das Bruttoinlandsprodukt (1820-1991) (The impact of border changes in Germany´s gross domestic product.) B.6 Gebietsbezogene Angaben für Deutschland: Bruttoinlandsprodukt, Bevölkerung und Bruttoinlandsprodukt pro Kopf (1936, 1990) (Area-based data for Germany: Gross domestic product, population and gross domestic product per capita) B.7 Schätzungen für das Volkseinkommen/Bruttoinlandsprodukt zu konstanten Preisen (1950=100) für die ehemalige DDR (1936-1989) (Estimates of national income / gross domestic product at constant prices (1950 = 100) for the former GDR) T.81 Vergleich von Berechnungen zur Entwicklung des BIP der DDR, 1950=100 (1950-1989) (Comparison of computation for the development of the GDP of East Germany, 1950 = 100 (1950-1989))
Temporal Coverage
  • 1950 / 1989
Geographic Coverage
  • German Democratic Republic (1949-1990) (DDDE)
Collection Mode
  • Sources: - Estimations of Thad P. Alton. - Federal Statistical Office of Germany (Hrsg.): the following different publications on National Accounts, calculations on national product, and statistical yearbooks: Statistisches Bundesamt Wiesbaden (Hrsg.), versch. Jg.: Volkswirtschaftliche Gesamtrechnungen, Fachserie 18, Reihe 3, 1990 – 1994. Stuttgart. Statistisches Bundesamt Wiesbaden (Hrsg.), 1993: Fachserie 18, Reihe 1: Erste Ergebnisse der Sozialproduktberechnung 1992. Stuttgart. Bevölkerung: Statistisches Bundesamt Wiesbaden (Hrsg.), versch. Jg.: Statistisches Jahrbuch für die Bundesrepublik Deutschland. Stuttgart. - The Länderrat (states´ council) of the American occupied regions: Länderrat des Amerikanischen Besatzungsgebiets (Hrsg.), 1949: Statistisches Handbuch von Deutschland 1928 – 1944. München.
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Alternative Identifiers
  • ZA8387 (Type: ZA-No.)
  • Maddison, A., 1995: Monitoring the World Economy 1820 – 1992. Paris.
  • Maddison, A., 2001: The World Economy: A millennial Perspective. Paris.

Update Metadata: 2021-08-28 | Issue Number: 90 | Registration Date: 2011-02-22