Productivity Statistics

Productivity Statistics

Japan Productivity Center has been publishing labor productivity statistics (tangible labor productivity index) of mining & industry and major industrial sectors on monthly, quarterly or annual basis since 1958 to measure efficiency of different sectors.

Note: < Revision of Labor Productivity Statistics > (2016.4.28)
· The contents of the Indices of Industrial Production (IIP), Indices of Tertiary Industry Activity (ITA) and Indices of All Industry Activity (IAA)were revised(annual revision). Associated with those corrections, we revised indices of Labor Productivity Statistics, such as all indices of labor productivity in non-manufacturing and mining and manufacturing from January 2015.


Time-series Data

Please download Excel format time-series data from below links. Use Microsoft Excel 2002 or later.

Mining & Industry

<Facilities with 5 or more employees/Updated monthly/1990~>

  • Labor productivity index of different sectorsDownload(2016.04.28 update!)
    • Index of labor input of different sectorsDownload(2016.04.28 update!)
    • Index of output of different sectorsDownload(2016.04.28 update!)
  • Labor productivity index of different productsDownload(2016.04.28 update!)

<Facilities with 30 or more employees/Updated every 3 month/1980~>

  • Labor productivity index of different sectorsDownload(2016.03.29)

Non-manufacturing (Service industry, Construction)

<Facilities with 5 or more employees/Updated monthly/1990~>

  • Labor productivity index of different sectorsDownload(2016.04.28 update!)
    • Index of labor input of different sectorsDownload(2016.04.28 update!)
    • Index of output of different sectorsDownload(2016.04.28 update!)
  • Labor productivity index of different productsDownload(2016.04.28 update!)

Check here for explanation of labor productivity index.

Check here for the table for weights of Service Industry.


Brief Summary

Productivity Statistics



Labor productivity index of Manufacturing was 95.1 (2010=100). The growth rate was down 1.2% from the same month the year before. It was the third consecutive negative month. On the other hand, labor productivity index of Service Industry (the entire service industries) was 93.8 (2010=100). The growth rate was down 1.1% from the same month the year before too. It was the fourth consecutive negative month.

A look at labor productivity indices by industry (Mining and Manufacturing) shows that the labor productivity growth rate went up in the 10 of the 22 industries compared with the same month last year, for example, Furniture (+6.7%), Foods & Tobacco (+5.2%), and Plastic Products (+4.1%) . Labor productivity's growth of Electrical Machinery (+3.8%), Business Oriented Machinery (+3.3%), and General-Purpose Machinery (+1.8%) was changed from positive on last month to negative.

A look at labor productivity indices by industry (non-manufacturing) shows that the labor productivity growth rate went up in 6, such as Goods Rental and Leasing (+3.8%), Wholesale Trade (+1.9%), and Transport & Postal Activities (+1.4%), of the 15 industries compared with the same month last year. Labor productivity's growth of Goods Rental and Leasing had exceeded +3% for 2 months.


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