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October 27, 2009 (The Editor’s Desk is updated each business day.)

International manufacturing productivity, 2008

Average annual rate of change in output per hour in manufacturing, 17 countries or areas, 20002008 and 20072008
Country or area 2000-2008 2007-2008

Singapore

0.7 -6.6

Denmark

1.8 -4.5

Sweden

4.8 -3.7

Italy

-0.2 -3.4

Canada

0.8 -2.6

Netherlands

2.7 -1.4

Australia

1.6 -0.9

Spain

1.5 -0.9

France

2.6 -0.8

Taiwan

5.2 -0.5

Japan

3.2 -0.2

Germany

3.7 -0.1

United Kingdom

3.6 0.3

Belgium

2.8 0.5

Norway

2.7 0.7

United States

4.6 1.2

Korea, Republic of

7.4 1.2

These data featured in the TED article, International manufacturing productivity, 2008.

 

 

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