Productivity by industry (ISIC Rev.3) NEW
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Yearly on a rolling basis.

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STAN Database for Structural Analysis.
For further information, see:

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June 2011:
Tables are provided for 20 OECD countries. Data for other countries will be added as they become available in the STAN database, it will accordingly be added in the productivity by industry database.

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For further information, please refer to the OECD Productivity database internet page available at:

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Yearly on a rolling basis, series are available from 1990.

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Per cent.

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Austria, Belgium, Canada, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Korea, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Spain, Sweden, United Kingdom, United States.

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14 industries.

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The OECD productivity by industry database provides productivity indicators to analyze the sources of economic growth at detailed level of activity across countries. It includes annual measure of output (value added), labour and capital inputs, share of labour input in total cost, multi-factor productivity and labour productivity in terms of growth over 2 periods for main industries selected from the current version of STAN based on ISIC Rev 3. The OECD productivity by industry database is a consistent dataset of productivity measures that is to be added to the OECD productivity for the total economy database, aiming to widen analytical studies for industrial activities.

The estimates of MFP by industry are consistent with MFP computed at the aggregate level with the following approaches:
- Solow residual using cost share
- Geometric depreciation rate
- Exogenous rate of return (ex-ante approach)
- Coverage of all economic activities excluding activity related to residential construction.

Due to the lack of data on investment by industry and by asset, which is a major requirement to obtain capital services series as a measure for capital input in the OECD productivity at the total economy level, the estimates of MFP at industry level is computed using net capital stocks.

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This data has been compiled for the purpose of international comparisons at industry level across OECD countries. However, since different measurements of capital input have been implemented between the OECD Productivity by industry database and the OECD productivity for the total economy database, i.e. net capital stocks for one and capital services for the other, the most appropriate way to compare data across countries and across industries is to do so within the same dataset. The users should keep in mind that the capital services constitute the recommended measure for the productivity analysis.

Productivity by industry (ISIC Rev.3) NEWData source(s) used

STAN Database for Structural Analysis.
For further information, see:

variables collected from STANhttp://stats.oecd.org/wbos/fileview2.aspx?IDFile=73436eff-1a76-4f9a-96d0-6652c922869b
Source Periodicity

Yearly on a rolling basis.

Unit of measure used

Per cent.

Periodicity

Yearly on a rolling basis, series are available from 1990.

Date last updated

June 2011:
Tables are provided for 20 OECD countries. Data for other countries will be added as they become available in the STAN database, it will accordingly be added in the productivity by industry database.

Contact person

For any questions or comments, please write to Stat contact: Stat.contact@oecd.org

Other data characteristics

For further information, please refer to the OECD Productivity database internet page available at:

http://www.oecd.org/statistics/productivityhttp://www.oecd.org/std/productivity-stats/productivitystatistics.htm
Geographic coverage

Austria, Belgium, Canada, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Korea, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Spain, Sweden, United Kingdom, United States.

Sector coverage

14 industries.

Key statistical concept

The OECD productivity by industry database provides productivity indicators to analyze the sources of economic growth at detailed level of activity across countries. It includes annual measure of output (value added), labour and capital inputs, share of labour input in total cost, multi-factor productivity and labour productivity in terms of growth over 2 periods for main industries selected from the current version of STAN based on ISIC Rev 3. The OECD productivity by industry database is a consistent dataset of productivity measures that is to be added to the OECD productivity for the total economy database, aiming to widen analytical studies for industrial activities.

The estimates of MFP by industry are consistent with MFP computed at the aggregate level with the following approaches:
- Solow residual using cost share
- Geometric depreciation rate
- Exogenous rate of return (ex-ante approach)
- Coverage of all economic activities excluding activity related to residential construction.

Due to the lack of data on investment by industry and by asset, which is a major requirement to obtain capital services series as a measure for capital input in the OECD productivity at the total economy level, the estimates of MFP at industry level is computed using net capital stocks.

Recommended uses and limitations

This data has been compiled for the purpose of international comparisons at industry level across OECD countries. However, since different measurements of capital input have been implemented between the OECD Productivity by industry database and the OECD productivity for the total economy database, i.e. net capital stocks for one and capital services for the other, the most appropriate way to compare data across countries and across industries is to do so within the same dataset. The users should keep in mind that the capital services constitute the recommended measure for the productivity analysis.