Gross National Product - GNP

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DEFINITION of 'Gross National Product - GNP'

An economic statistic that includes GDP, plus any income earned by residents from overseas investments, minus income earned within the domestic economy by overseas residents.

INVESTOPEDIA EXPLAINS 'Gross National Product - GNP'

GNP is a measure of a country's economic performance, or what its citizens produced (i.e. goods and services) and whether they produced these items within its borders.

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