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.


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(2016.07.27 update!)
    • Index of labor input of different sectorsDownload(2016.07.27 update!)
    • Index of output of different sectorsDownload(2016.07.27 update!)
  • Labor productivity index of different productsDownload(2016.07.27 update!)

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

  • Labor productivity index of different sectorsDownload(2016.06.28)

Non-manufacturing (Service industry, Construction)

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

  • Labor productivity index of different sectorsDownload(2016.07.27 update!)
    • Index of labor input of different sectorsDownload(2016.07.27 update!)
    • Index of output of different sectorsDownload(2016.07.27 update!)
  • Labor productivity index of different productsDownload(2016.07.27 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 97.6 (2010=100). The growth rate was up 0.7% from the same month the year before.It was first upturn in 6 months. On the other hand, labor productivity index of Service Industry (the entire service industries) was 96.4 (2010=100). The growth rate was down 1.8% from the same month the year before. The growth was changed from positive on last month to negative on this month.

A look at labor productivity indices by industry (Mining and Manufacturing) shows that the labor productivity growth rate went up in the 15 of the 22 industries compared with the same month last year, for example, Furniture (+14.5%), Foods & Tobacco (+5.9%), and Business Oriented Machinery (+5.7%). Labor productivity's growth of 8 industries out of 15 industries, such as Electrical Machinery (+2.9%) and Transport Equipment(+1.7%), was shifted from negative on last month to positive on this month.

A look at labor productivity indices by industry (non-manufacturing) shows that the labor productivity growth rate went up in 8, such as Goods Rental & Leasing (+5.6%), Wholesale Trade (+1.7%), and Construction (+0.9%) of the 15 industries compared with the same month last year. Labor productivity's growth of Accommodations (-11.9%) first sunk below -10.0% in 5 years and 1 month since April 2011, mainly because of negative impact by large earthquake in Kumamoto prefecture.


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