Use the frequently asked questions to help you understand and interpret productivity statistics.
- If you’re new to productivity, the general questions will give you an overview of what productivity means, and how they can be used and interpreted.
- Productivity statistics only cover certain parts of the economy. To see what’s included in the measures, go to data coverage.
- To understand how the Statistics New Zealand productivity series can be compared with those of other countries or series, go to the international comparisons section.
- For information on how outputs relate to inputs, see production and multifactor productivity.
- The labour and capital sections provide information on the data sources and methods used to calculate the inputs to productivity.
- To know how the different skill levels of workers are accounted for, go to the composition-adjusted labour page.
- Further questions on the sector and industry-level measures can be found on the industry page.
- The growth-cycles section covers questions on the way data is presented over longer-term time frames.