Productivity statistics

OECD Compendium of Productivity Indicators 2013

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Published on November 13, 2013


Productivity is a key source of economic growth and competitiveness and, as such, we need internationally comparable measures for assessing economic performance. The OECD Compendium of Productivity Indicators 2013 presents a comprehensive overview of recent and longer term trends in productivity levels and growth in OECD countries. It also highlights some of the key measurement issues faced when compiling cross-country comparable productivity indicators.


Executive Summary
Reader's guide
Productivity growth and convergence
Labour, capital and multifactor productivity
Sector productivity
Productivity, trade and international competitiveness
Productivity over the cycle
Methodological annexes
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Key findings

In this year's edition you will find out,

  • How individual business sector services contribute to overall productivity growth.
  • How this could be influenced by the challenging measurement of producer price indices in services.
  • Whether more open countries also show stronger productivity growth in an environment of global value chains.
  • What drives the observable decline in trend labour productivity between the mid-1990s and 2007 in G7 countries. The figures for France presented below can give you a first picture. 

Labour productivity growth trend and its components

Total economy, percentage change at annual rates

Labour productivity

Capital deepening

Multifactor productivity



Previous issues of the publication

Previous versions are available here: 2012 edition;  2008 edition (PDF)2006 edition (PDF)2005 edition (PDF) 



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