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Productivity

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.

We are considering a short delay to the 2015 publication of our productivity statistics to make the most of recent improvements in our data sources.

See improving productivity statistics for information about this proposal and to send your feedback. 

Information releases

Explore our latest productivity statistics.

Productivity Statistics
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.

Data

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Infoshare 
Select the following categories from the Infoshare homepage for time-series data on productivity:

Subject category: Economic indicators
Group: Productivity statistics

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Productivity tables 
Detailed information about productivity outputs, inputs, and weights information. These tables are available from NZ.Stat.

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Reports and information papers

Explore information we’ve gathered from research and analysis.

Productivity statistics: Sources and methods (tenth edition) (published 2014)
The data sources, definitions, and methodologies used to compile the annual labour, capital, and multifactor productivity indexes published in Productivity Statistics: 1978–2013, March 2014.

Information technology's contribution to labour productivity growth (published 2013)
Report that assesses the role of IT capital deepening growth on labour productivity.

Productivity statistics: Sources and methods (ninth edition) (published 2013)
The data sources, definitions, and methodologies used to compile the annual labour, capital, and multifactor productivity indexes published in Productivity Statistics: 1978–2012, March 2013.

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.

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Resources

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Frequently asked questions about productivity 
Find the answers to frequently asked questions about productivity:

  • 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.
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