Use of adjusted disposable income account (II.4.2)
Account II.4.2: Use of adjusted disposable income account
8.40 . The use of adjusted disposable income account includes the concept of actual final consumption, which corresponds to the value of the goods and services actually at the disposal of households for final consumption, even if their acquisition is financed by general government or non-profit institutions serving households.
Consequently, the actual final consumption of general government corresponds only to collective final consumption. Since final consumption expenditure by non-profit institutions serving households is regarded as entirely individual, their actual final consumption is zero.
8.41 . At the level of the total economy, final consumption expenditure and actual final consumption are equal; it is only the distribution over the institutional sectors which differs. The same is true of disposable income and adjusted disposable income.
8.42 . Saving is the balancing item in both versions of the use of income account. Its value is identical for all sectors, regardless of whether it is obtained by subtracting final consumption expenditure from disposable income or by subtracting actual final consumption from adjusted disposable income.
8.43 . Saving is the (positive or negative) amount resulting from current transactions which establishes the link with accumulation. If saving is positive, non-spent income is used for the acquisition of assets or for paying off liabilities. If saving is negative, certain assets are liquidated or certain liabilities increase.