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Definition: Other economic disappearance of non-produced assets

National accounts

Other economic disappearance of non-produced assets includes:
 (1) other reductions in the level of exploitable subsoil resources (reassessments of exploitability due to changes in technology or relative prices);
 (2) quality change in non-produced assets due to changes in economic uses;
 (3) degradation of non-produced assets due to economic activity. Covered is degradation of land, water resources and in principle of other natural assets;
 (4) write-off of purchased goodwill, cancellation of transferable contracts and exhaustion of patent protection.
Eurostat, "European System of Accounts - ESA 1995", Office for Official Publications of the European Communities, Luxembourg, 1996