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  • Productivity manual

    "OECD Productivity Manual: A Guide to the Measurement of Industry-Level and Aggregate Productivity Growth" presents the theoretical foundations to productivity measurement, and discusses implementation and measurement issues.

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  • Measuring Capital - OECD Manual 2009

    The measurement of consumption of fixed capital remains a key reason for capital measurement but two additional objectives have increasingly gained in importance: establishing balance sheets for economic sectors and measuring capital services for the analysis of production and productivity.

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  • Compendium of Productivity Indicators 2013

    Did you know … that some business sector services show productivity growth rates that are as high, or even higher than average productivity growth in the manufacturing sector? The Compendium of Productivity Indicators 2013 provides answers to these questions.

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What's new

New OECD indicators on productivity and Unit Labour Costs (ULC)


17/04/2014 - "How has labour productivity evolved since the crisis?" “Has the rebalancing of Euro Area ULC continued in recent quarters?” “Has the ICT era ended?” “Are manufacturing firms really more productive than services firms?” …

The new OECD indicators on productivity and ULC will help provide quick answers to these and many other questions. We have significantly improved the scope of the indicators as well as their presentation in order to:

  • integrate ULC into the OECD productivity databases for better coherence with productivity measures,
  • publish new and more timely sectoral statistics on productivity and ULC, and
  • render queries in OECD.stat more user-friendly so as to meet and anticipate various user demands.
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Productivity related databases

STAN Database for Structural Analysis

Annual National Accounts

Labour force statistics

Statistical references

Working papers and other relevant papers

Compendium of Productivity Indicators

OECD Manual  - Measuring Productivity

OECD Manual  - Measuring Capital

Other relevant information