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 September Release >   (25.9.2017)
· The index of non-manufacturing "Gas" in "Labor productivity index of different products" will be updated on 2 October 2017.
· 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(25.9.2017 update!)
    • Index of labor input of different sectorsDownload(25.9.2017 update!)
    • Index of output of different sectorsDownload(25.9.2017 update!)
  • Labor productivity index of different productsDownload(25.9.2017 update!)

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

  • Labor productivity index of different sectorsDownload(25.9.2017 update!)

Non-manufacturing (Service industry, Construction)

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

  • Labor productivity index of different sectorsDownload(25.9.2017 update!)
    • Index of labor input of different sectorsDownload(25.9.2017 update!)
    • Index of output of different sectorsDownload(25.9.2017 update!)
  • Labor productivity index of different productsDownload(25.9.2017 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 101.0 (2015=100). The growth rate was up 3.9% from the same month the year before. It was the nine consecutive positive month. Labor productivity index of Service Industry (the entire service industries) was 96.1 (2015=100). The growth rate was down 1.2% 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 11 of the 21 industries compared with the same month last year, for example, Mining (+21.8%), Electrical Parts & Devices (+16.9%), and Production Machinery (+8.2%). Labor productivity's growth of Electrical Parts & Devices had exceeded +10% for six months mainly because of expansion of production of electrical parts.
A look at labor productivity indices by industry (non-manufacturing) shows that the labor productivity growth rate went up in 8, such as Electricity, Gas, Heat Supply and Water (+5.7%) and Accommodations (+1.4%) of the 15 industries compared with the same month last year. Labor productivity's growth of Goods Rental and Leasing industry has been consistently positive since January 2016.


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