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Definition: Change in stocks

National accounts

This column indicates the change in stocks in the industry (excluding stocks at the various marketing stages) during the reference year. It is measured by calculating the difference between  stock entries and withdrawals, or the difference between final and initial stocks. In the latter case other changes in volume and holding gains (net of losses) are to be deducted in the calculation of values (cf. 2.68.5. and following).
Eurostat, "Manual on the economic accounts for agriculture and forestry EAA/EA 97 (Rev. 1.1)", Luxembourg, 2000