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International Comparisons of Manufacturing Productivity and Unit Labor Costs - Data


Change notes

December 2019

July 2018

Data files

Note: the data series were updated on January 6, 2020, to reflect data from the latest Japanese Annual Report on National Accounts. This revsion affects data for Japan for the years 2017 and 2018.

Timeseries data and interactive charts and tables, 1950-2018

This file contains time series data on Nominal and Real Value Added, Employment, Total Hours Worked, Labor Costs, Labor Productivity and Unit Labor Costs and other derivative variables (in blue excel sheets) as well as interactive charts and tables (in green excel sheets). Data is available for 41 countries for the manufacturing sector and a range of detailed industries, covering the period 1950-2018.

Interactive Charts include:
1. Compare Countries
2. Compare Indicators
3. Compare Manufacturing industries

Interactive Tables include:
1. Manufacturing Sector Indexes, by Indicator
2. Manufacturing Sector Underlying Level Data, by Indicator
3. Manufacturing and Sub-Manufacturing Industry Indexes, by Industry
4. Manufacturing and Sub-Manufacturing Industry Indexes, by Country

All data flat file, 1950-2018

This file contains the complete dataset in tab delimited .txt format (note: excluding derivative variables such as labor productivity and unit labor cost). 


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