Definition: Scrapping

National accounts

Scrapping occurs when capital assets are withdrawn from the capital stock at the end of their service lives. Scrapping is synonymous with “discards” and “retirements”.
Source:
Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), "Measuring Capital - OECD Manual: Measurement of Capital Stocks, Consumption of Fixed Capital and Capital Services", Annex 1: Glossary of technical terms used in the Manual, Paris, 2001
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