Friday, October 10, 2003


Another Canadian newspaper is singing Ireland's praises, this time it's the National Post. This article contains the same figures as in the Globe and Mail article, but this time it clearly identifies the numbers as GNP income.

I don't know what to make of it. I have checked the OECD web site and could find no GNP figures at all. And, the GDP figures I found were for 2001 and not 2002, which is referenced in this article. {NOTE: On Oct 3, the OECD did release 2002 GDP figures, but when you click on the "per capita" report, it only has 2001 data. The OECD has probably forgotten to update its web site.}

Based on William's explanation, I'm guessing that the OECD has released 2002 figures that show Ireland in 2nd place in terms of output and not income.