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 April Release >   (25.4.2018)
· The index of non-manufacturing "Construction industry" in "Labor productivity index of different sectors" and "Gas" in "Labor productivity index of different products" will be updated on 9 May 2018.
· 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 & Industry

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

  • Labor productivity index of different sectorsDownload(25.04.2018 update!)
    • Index of labor input of different sectorsDownload(25.04.2018 update!)
    • Index of output of different sectorsDownload(25.04.2018 update!)
  • Labor productivity index of different productsDownload(25.04.2018 update!)

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

  • Labor productivity index of different sectorsDownload(25.04.2018 update!)

Non-manufacturing (Service industry, Construction)

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

  • Labor productivity index of different sectorsDownload(25.04.2018 update!)
    • Index of labor input of different sectorsDownload(25.04.2018 update!)
    • Index of output of different sectorsDownload(25.04.2018 update!)
  • Labor productivity index of different productsDownload(25.04.2018 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 101.0 (2015=100). The growth rate was up 1.8% from the same month the year before. It was the sixteen consecutive positive months. Labor productivity index of Service Industry (the entire service industries) was 96.1 (2015=100). The growth rate was up 1.4% from the same month the year. It was the two consecutive positive months.
・A look at labor productivity indices by industry (Mining and Manufacturing) shows that the labor productivity growth rate went up in the 12 of the 21 industries compared with the same month last year, for example, Furniture (+7.7%), Production machinery (+6.1%) and Business oriented machinery (+5.8%). Labor productivity's growth of Production machinery has been consistently positive for sixteen months mainly because of expansion of domestic demand of machine tool and industrial robot.
・A look at labor productivity indices by industry (non-manufacturing without Construction industry) shows that the labor productivity growth rate went up in 9, such as Finance & insurance (+9.1%), Electricity, gas, heat supply & water (+7.4%), Goods rental and leasing (+6.2), and Accommodations (+6.0%) of the 14 industries compared with the same month last year. The growth rate of Labor productivity's growth of Finance & insurance industry has been consistently positive for eight months.


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