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: Labor Productivity Statistics in December Release >   (9.1.2018)
· The index of non-manufacturing "Gas" in "Labor productivity index of different products" is updated.
· The base year has been revised from 2010 to 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(25.12.2017)
    • Index of labor input of different sectorsDownload(25.12.2017)
    • Index of output of different sectorsDownload(25.12.2017)
  • Labor productivity index of different productsDownload(25.12.2017)

<Facilities with 30 or more employees/Updated monthly/1980~>

  • Labor productivity index of different sectorsDownload(25.12.2017)

Non-manufacturing (Service industry, Construction)

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

  • Labor productivity index of different sectorsDownload(25.12.2017)
    • Index of labor input of different sectorsDownload(25.12.2017)
    • Index of output of different sectorsDownload(25.12.2017)
  • Labor productivity index of different productsDownload(09.01.2018 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 103.7 (2015=100). The growth rate was up 3.6% from the same month the year before. It was the twelve consecutive positive month. Labor productivity index of Service Industry (the entire service industries) was 95.7 (2015=100). The growth rate was down -2.2% from the same month the year before and has been consistently negative since August 2016.
・A look at labor productivity indices by industry (Mining and Manufacturing) shows that the labor productivity growth rate went up in the 9 of the 21 industries compared with the same month last year, for example, Production machinery (+11.0%), Electrical machinery (+8.5%), Electrical Parts & Devices (+7.0%), Transport equipment (+5.7%), and Chemicals(incl. Petroleum & coal products) (+5.6%). Labor productivity's growth of Chemicals has been consistently positive for seven months mainly because of expansion of domestic production of cosmetics.
・A look at labor productivity indices by industry (non-manufacturing) shows that the labor productivity growth rate went up in 2, such as Finance & insurance (+4.5%) and Accommodations (+1.0%) of the 15 industries compared with the same month last year. There are many industries with negative growth rate of labor productivity, such as Transport & postal Activities (-1.7%) and Eating and drinking places (-5.4%). On the other hand, the growth rate of Labor productivity's growth of Finance & insurance industry has been consistently positive for four months.


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