What is GDP?


The total monetary or market value of all goods and services produced inside a country’s borders up in a particular time period is known as Gross Domestic Product (GDP). GDP is a measure of all businesses’, governments’, and individuals’ activities in an economy, and it helps firms to determine whether to expand and hire more employees, as well as the government to assess how much to tax and spend.

One of the really basic indicators used to monitor the health of a country’s economy is by calculating its GDP. The GDP of a country is obtained by calculating a range of different factors of that country’s economy, such as investment and consumption. Personal finance, investments, and employment growth are all influenced by GDP. Investors consider a country’s growth rate in evaluating whether or not to revise their asset allocation, and when comparing country growth rates to discover the right international prospects.

How is Gross Domestic Product (GDP) Measured?

Output Method – this measures the total value of products and services produced across all economic sectors.

Expenditure Method – this is the overall expenditure by all entities on goods and services purchased by households and government within the domestic borders of a country, as well as investment in buildings and machinery.

Income Method – it calculates the entire revenue earned by the factors of production, namely labor and capital, within a country’s domestic borders, quite often in terms of profits and wages.

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