How to Calculate the Net National Product

by Sam N. Austin ; Updated September 26, 2017

Net national product is a macroeconomics term related to methods of measuring and representing national income. The term refers to a figure, measured in dollars, derived by applying a standard formula to the value for the gross national product. The aim of calculating the net national product is to arrive at a figure for national income that takes into account the depreciation of investments that occurs during the time frame for which the gross national product is being calculated.

Determine the value for the gross national product for the time period you have selected.

Determine the value for the depreciation of investments for the time period you have selected.

Enter the values you have determined into the standard formula: Gross national product minus depreciation of investments equals net national product.

Apply the standard formula using the values you have identified. The figure that results from the calculation is the net national product.

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Sam N. Austin began writing professionally in 1990, and has held executive and creative positions at Microsoft, Dell and numerous advertising agencies. Austin writes on health and well-being as well as linguistics and international travel, business, management and emerging technologies. He holds a Bachelor of Arts in French from the University of Texas where he is a Master of Arts candidate in Romance linguistics.

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