Gross domestic product (GDP)

A measure of a country's economic production. All goods and services produced or provided within a country (by citizens or foreigners) during a specified period, valued at current prices (market prices) or constant prices (prices in a certain base year). By using a constant price level in the calculations, price increases can be eliminated so that the figures presented over time are independent of inflation. GDP at constant prices is also known as real GDP.


In insurance terminology, “gross/net” means before or after reinsurance has been deducted (“net” is also used to mean “for own account”). In connection with income from equity interests, the term “net” is used when related expenses have already been deducted from income (e.g., write-offs and losses from sale). Therefore, (net) income from equity interests equals the profit or loss from these interests.