Gross Domestic Product (GDP) can be estimated in three ways which, in theory, should yield identical figures. They are
(1) Expenditure basis: how much money was spent,
(2) Output basis: how many goods and services were sold, and
(3) Income basis: how much income (profit) was earned.
(1) it is preoccupied with indiscriminate production and consumption, and
(2) it includes the cost of damage caused by pollution as a positive factor in its calculations, while excluding the lost value of depleted natural resources and unpaid costs of environmental harm.
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The increase in the developing nation's gross domestic product last year encouraged foreign investors to continue assisting in the buildup of infrastructure.
The American economy started to suffer once the gross domestic product dropped below the amount of imports coming into the country.
The finance ministers were under a lot of pressure to improve the country's economic situation and, for that reason, they focused on their nation's gross domestic product and how they could improve it.