Productivity

An economic measure of output per unit of input. Inputs include labor and capital, while output is typically measured in revenues and other GDP components such as business inventories. Productivity measures may be examined collectively (across the whole economy) or viewed industry by industry to examine trends in labor growth, wage levels and technological improvement.



Productivity in the United States increased to 105.78 Index Points in the second quarter of 2014 from 105.27 Index Points in the first quarter of 2014. Productivity in the United States averaged 64.29 Index Points from 1959 until 2014, reaching an all time high of 107.06 Index Points in the fourth quarter of 2013 and a record low of 31.67 Index Points in the first quarter of 1959. Productivity in the United States is reported by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.



Productivity In the Euro Area increased to 104.40 Index Points in the first quarter of 2014 from 104.30 Index Points in the fourth quarter of 2013. Productivity in the Euro Area averaged 96.99 Index Points from 1991 until 2014, reaching an all time high of 104.40 Index Points in the first quarter of 2014 and a record low of 84.30 Index Points in the first quarter of 1991. Productivity in the Euro Area is reported by the European Central Bank.



Productivity in Japan increased to 99.20 Index Points in May of 2014 from 94.90 Index Points in April of 2014. Productivity in Japan averaged 88.89 Index Points from 1990 until 2014, reaching an all time high of 118.10 Index Points in March of 2007 and a record low of 67 Index Points in April of 1993. Productivity in Japan is reported by the Japan Productivity Center.



Productivity in Germany decreased to 101.30 Index Points in May of 2014 from 103.60 Index Points in April of 2014. Productivity in Germany averaged 58.51 Index Points from 1962 until 2014, reaching an all time high of 114.20 Index Points in August of 2011 and a record low of 17 Index Points in February of 1962. Productivity in Germany is reported by the Deutsche Bundesbank.



Productivity in France increased to 111.44 Index Points in the first quarter of 2014 from 111.39 Index Points in the fourth quarter of 2013. Productivity in France averaged 71.02 Index Points from 1950 until 2014, reaching an all time high of 111.69 Index Points in the second quarter of 2013 and a record low of 20.45 Index Points in the first quarter of 1950. Productivity in France is reported by the INSEE, France.



Productivity in the United Kingdom remained unchanged at 100.40 Index Points in the first quarter of 2014 from 100.40 Index Points in the fourth quarter of 2013. Productivity in the United Kingdom averaged 68.41 Index Points from 1959 until 2014, reaching an all time high of 105 Index Points in the third quarter of 2007 and a record low of 32.90 Index Points in the third quarter of 1959. Productivity in the United Kingdom is reported by the Office for National Statistics.

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