Department of Labor Logo United States Department of Labor
Dot gov

The .gov means it's official.
Federal government websites often end in .gov or .mil. Before sharing sensitive information, make sure you're on a federal government site.

Https

The site is secure.
The https:// ensures that you are connecting to the official website and that any information you provide is encrypted and transmitted securely.

Economic News Release
PRINT:Print
MFP MFP Program Links

Table 3. Multifactor productivity measures for manufacturing industries in selected periods, 1987-2018

Table 3. Multifactor productivity measures for manufacturing industries   
         in selected periods, 1987-2018                                 

                                                                          
Compound annual growth rates                                              
                                                                          
                         1987-  1987-  1990-  1995-  2000-  2007-  2017-
                         2018   1990   1995   2000   2007   2018   2018 
                                                                        
  Manufacturing           0.9    0.8    1.7    2.2    1.7   -0.4    -1.0
                                                                        
                                                                        
  Nondurable              0.0   -0.2    0.6    0.0    0.6   -0.7    -0.5
    manufacturing                                                       
  Food, beverage, and    -0.2   -0.5    1.0   -1.5    0.7   -0.7    -0.3
    tobacco products                                                    
  Textile mills and       0.4    1.3    0.9    1.2    0.5   -0.3    -0.5
    textile product                                                     
    mills                                                               
  Apparel, leather, and  -0.2    0.7   -0.2   -0.5   -1.4    0.5    -1.4
    allied products                                                     
  Paper products          0.0   -0.8    0.0    0.2    0.8   -0.3    -0.3
  Printing and related    0.7    0.2   -0.3   -0.3    2.6    0.6     1.6
    support activities                                                  
  Petroleum and coal      0.5   -0.8    2.2    2.7   -0.1   -0.4    -2.1
    products                                                            
  Chemical products      -0.5   -0.5   -0.4   -0.3    1.0   -1.6     0.5
  Plastics and rubber     0.5    0.5    1.0    1.4    0.5   -0.1    -0.6
    products                                                            
                                                                        
                                                                        
  Durable manufacturing   1.7    1.5    2.3    3.7    2.5    0.0    -1.1
  Wood products          -0.2    0.0   -2.3   -1.1    0.9    0.3    -1.8
  Nonmetallic mineral     0.2    0.4    0.8   -0.2    0.1    0.2    -0.2
    products                                                            
  Primary metals          0.4   -0.4    0.1    1.6    0.6    0.1    -4.1
  Fabricated metal       -0.2   -0.5    0.6   -0.2    0.6   -0.9    -0.1
    products                                                            
  Machinery              -0.1    1.5   -1.6   -0.7    1.5   -0.7     1.3
  Computer and            6.2    4.7    8.8   12.5    6.5    2.4     1.2
    electronic products                                                 
  Electrical equipment,   0.1    0.1   -0.1   -0.9    1.5   -0.1    -1.1
    appliances, and                                                     
    components                                                          
  Transportation          1.1    0.6    2.4    2.7    1.8   -0.4    -2.4
    equipment                                                           
  Furniture and related  -0.1   -0.9    0.4    0.0   -0.1   -0.2    -0.1
    products                                                            
  Miscellaneous           0.8    3.8   -0.7    1.3    1.5    0.0     0.7
    manufacturing                                                       
                                                                        
                                                                        

Table of Contents

Last Modified Date: January 28, 2020