Bridge Tables. Two tables, one for personal consumption expenditures and one for private equipment and software, that show the relationships between categories of expenditures in the I-O accounts and those in the NIPAs.
The bridge tables enable analysts to use the commodity-composition relationships shown in the benchmark I-O tables to prepare estimates for nonbenchmark years.
- Concepts and Methods of the US Input-Output Accounts. K.J.Horowitz, M.A.Planting, 2009