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 November Release >   (4.12.2018)
· The index of non-manufacturing "Gas" in "Labor productivity index of different products" has been updated.
· The labor productivity index and output index of Mining & Manufacturing industry was revised because the "Indices of Industrial Production" changed base year 2015 from 2010.
· The base year was 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 & Manufacturing industry

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

  • Labor productivity index of different sectorsDownload(26.11.2018)
    • Index of labor input of different sectorsDownload(26.11.2018)
    • Index of output of different sectorsDownload(26.11.2018)
  • Labor productivity index of different productsDownload(26.11.2018)

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

  • Labor productivity index of different sectorsDownload(26.11.2018)

Non-manufacturing (Service industry, Construction)

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

  • Labor productivity index of different sectorsDownload(26.11.2018)
    • Index of labor input of different sectorsDownload(26.11.2018)
    • Index of output of different sectorsDownload(26.11.2018)
  • Labor productivity index of different productsDownload(4.12.2018 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 103.5 (2015=100). The growth rate was down -1.5% from the same month the year before. Labor productivity index of Service Industry (the entire service industries) was 99.6 (2015=100). The growth rate was up +1.4%.
・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, Business oriented machinery (+9.2%) and General-purpose machinery (+5.2%). Labor productivity's growth of Rubber products (+2.1%) has been consistently positive for four months mainly because demand for rubber products used in construction equipment, industrial robots, and so on was strong.
・A look at labor productivity indices by industry (non-manufacturing) shows that the labor productivity growth rate went up in 13, such as Electricity, gas, heat supply & water (+9.0%), Information & communications (+6.9%), and Goods rental & leasing (+6.6%) of the 15 industries compared with the same month last year. The growth rate of Labor productivity's growth of Goods rental and leasing has been consistently positive for eleven months.


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