Go to Statistics Portal


Statistics Directorate    
French Equivalent: Services tirés du capital

Capital services refer to the flow of productive services provided by an asset that is employed in production. Capital services reflect a (physical) quantity, not to be confused with the value, or price concept of capital. Capital services are the appropriate measure of capital input in production analysis.

Capital services are the productive inputs, per period, that flow to production from a capital asset. The value of capital services is the quantity of services provided by the asset multiplied by the price of those services. (Measuring Capital: OECD Manual, Annex 1 Glossary of Technical Terms Used in the Manual, OECD, 2001).

Source Publication:
OECD Productivity Manual: A Guide to the Measurement of Industry-Level and Aggregate Productivity Growth, OECD, Paris, March 2001, Annex 1 – Glossary.


Statistical Theme: National accounts

Created on Tuesday, September 25, 2001

Last updated on Thursday, April 4, 2013