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Table 2. Multifactor productivity measures for manufacturing industries in selected periods, 1987-2019

Table 2. Multifactor productivity measures for manufacturing industries   
  in selected periods, 1987-2019                                 

                                                                          
Average annual growth                                              
                                                                          
                            1987-  1987-  1990-  2000-  2007-  2018-
                            2019   1990   2000   2007   2019   2019 
                                                                    
     Manufacturing           0.7    0.4    1.5    1.7   -0.3    -1.6
                                                                    
                                                                    
     Nondurable             -0.1   -0.2    0.3    0.6   -0.7    -1.8
       manufacturing                                                
     Food, beverage, and    -0.2   -0.4   -0.3    0.7   -0.6    -0.8
       tobacco products                                             
     Textile mills and       0.5    1.3    0.9    0.5    0.0    -1.9
       textile product                                              
       mills                                                        
     Apparel, leather, and  -0.3    0.8   -0.4   -1.4    0.1    -4.1
       allied products                                              
     Paper products          0.1   -0.7    0.1    0.8   -0.2    -1.9
     Printing and related    0.5    0.3   -0.3    2.5    0.2    -2.7
       support activities                                           
     Petroleum and coal      0.7   -0.8    2.5   -0.1    0.2     2.6
       products                                                     
     Chemical products      -0.8   -0.6   -0.5    0.9   -2.1    -5.2
     Plastics and rubber     0.5    0.5    1.2    0.5   -0.2    -2.1
       products                                                     
                                                                    
                                                                    
     Durable manufacturing   1.4    0.9    2.2    2.5    0.2    -1.3
     Wood products          -0.2    0.1   -1.7    0.9    0.3     0.1
     Nonmetallic mineral     0.3    0.5    0.3    0.1    0.3    -0.7
       products                                                     
     Primary metals          0.6   -0.4    0.9    0.6    0.7     4.1
     Fabricated metal       -0.1   -0.5    0.2    0.6   -0.6    -1.6
       products                                                     
     Machinery              -0.1    1.6   -1.2    1.6   -0.4    -1.9
     Computer and            6.0    4.7   10.7    6.5    2.3    -0.3
       electronic products                                          
     Electrical equipment,   0.2    0.1   -0.5    1.5    0.0    -1.2
       appliances, and                                              
       components                                                   
     Motor vehicles,         0.2   -1.0    0.2    1.9   -0.6    -3.0
       bodies and trailers,                                          
       and parts                                                  
     Other transportation   -0.2   -2.0   -1.0    1.4    0.0    -1.0
       equipment                                                    
     Furniture and related  -0.1   -0.8    0.2   -0.1   -0.3    -4.3
       products                                                     
     Miscellaneous           0.9    3.9    0.3    1.5    0.2    -0.6
       manufacturing                                                
                                                                    
                                                                    
Source:  The Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) develops productivity measures   
         using output data published by the Bureau of the Census, U.S.         
         Department of Commerce, and modified by BLS. Compensation and hours   
         data are from the BLS. Capital measures are based on data supplied    
         by the BEA, U.S. Department of Commerce. See also Technical Notes in  
         this release.                                                         
                       

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Last Modified Date: November 19, 2020