Productivity is a measure of how efficiently production inputs are being used within the economy to produce output. Growth in productivity is a key determinant in improving a nation’s long-term material standard of living.
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Official productivity statistics for the ‘measured sector’ of the New Zealand economy.
Industry Productivity Statistics
Official productivity statistics for 25 of New Zealand’s industries.
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Subject category: Economic indicators
Group: Productivity statistics
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Detailed information about productivity outputs, inputs, and weights information. These tables are available from NZ.Stat.
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Reports and information papers
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Education and health industry productivity 1996–2011 (published 2013)
The first set of official estimates of productivity for New Zealand’s education and training, and health care and social assistance industries.
Planning for the future: Structural change in New Zealand’s population, labour force, and productivity (published 2012)
An overview of the demographic projections at the heart of fiscal sustainability, with perspectives on growth and productivity in the context of ageing and fiscal sustainability.
Productivity and unit labour costs under ANZSIC06 (published 2012)
The impact of implementing ANZSIC06 on productivity and unit labour cost statistics.
Labour hours paid for productivity statistics (published 2012)
Estimates of levels of hours paid by industry, from 2000–10.
Exploring the disaggregation of industry multifactor productivity (published 2012)
Findings of a feasibility study that explored the possibility of disaggregating industry productivity estimates to a sub-industry level.
Experimental estimates of unit labour costs: 1996–2010 (published 2011)
Discusses the construction of unit labour costs and presents a set of experimental indicators.
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Frequently asked questions about productivity
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- general productivity gives an overview of productivity
- data coverage details the coverage of our productivity statistics
- international comparisons shows how our productivity series compares with those of other countries.