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The German Sport Satellite Accounts (SSA)


  • Gerd Ahlert

    () (GWS - Institute of Economic Structures Research)


The Federal Institute for Sports Science (BISp) commissioned the Institute of Economic Structures Research (GWS) to set up a sport satellite accounts (SSA) for the reporting year 2008 according to the international recommendations. Looking on the results of the German SSA for the reference year 2008 identifies that the direct gross value added of sports sum up to a total of almost 73.1 billion Euros. This means that in 2008, sport-related services represented 3.3% of the German gross value added to the amount of 2,217 billion Euros. Some 1.765 million people were directly employed in the sport-related industries contained in the SSA. That was almost 4.4% of the total of employed people, 40.348 million.

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  • Gerd Ahlert, 2013. "The German Sport Satellite Accounts (SSA)," GWS Discussion Paper Series 13-4, GWS - Institute of Economic Structures Research.
  • Handle: RePEc:gws:dpaper:13-4

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    1. Gerd Ahlert, 2013. "Die wirtschaftliche Bedeutung des Sports in Deutschland," GWS Research Report Series 13-2, GWS - Institute of Economic Structures Research.
    2. Gerd Ahlert, 2001. "The Economic Effects of the Soccer World Cup 2006 in Germany with Regard to Different Financing," Economic Systems Research, Taylor & Francis Journals, vol. 13(1), pages 109-127.
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    Satellite Accounts; National Accounting; Sports Economy;

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    • E01 - Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics - - General - - - Measurement and Data on National Income and Product Accounts and Wealth; Environmental Accounts
    • L83 - Industrial Organization - - Industry Studies: Services - - - Sports; Gambling; Restaurants; Recreation; Tourism

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