In terms of data quality for more recent years. Please be mindful of:
-2007 is the base year for the SUTs and the method of interpolation over time involves using data in different classifications and formats to understand structural change over time (i.e. intermediate and final demand flows by product and industry). Only output, trade and macroeconomic constraints (7 sectors) are direct inputs to final balancing in absolute terms. The database is under the NACE1 classification scheme.
-SUT and IOT data are only used to inform structural change
-Whilst the 2007 EXIOBASE2 table is the base, the National Account Main Aggregates is the main constraint. The main goal was temporal consistency, and not disaggregation of official tables in EXIO3. SUTs/IOTs do often not get updated going backwards, whilst National Account Main Aggregates data does. In general, National Account Main Aggregates are often 10-20% off the equivalent data points aggregated from the official SUTs/IOTs from 2007.
Right now, our focus is on having a robust time-series to 2016. We are not currently working on updating data past 2016, although we do expect to continue the work in the future. The data past 2011 is currently being made available through Box. Unfortunately, the only method of access is manual addition to the shared folder – please email Konstantin or Richard. Also ensure that you have read the limitations above and have registered on exiobase.eu
In terms of financing future work, we of course are reliant on funding. We are updating parts of the dataset based on individual project requirements, and providing some internal funding for co-ordination across these efforts. We are of course welcome to participate in projects that help fund these updates – either central updates or peripheral work that has benefits for both a single end-user, but also that can be rolled into future public data releases.