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July 5, 2012 (The Editor’s Desk is updated each business day.)

Multifactor productivity in manufacturing industries, 2010

Percent change in multifactor productivity for manufacturing industries, 2009–2010
Industry Percent change

Manufacturing, total

7.5

Nondurable manufacturing

2.7

Petroleum and coal products

6.6

Apparel, leather, and allied products

5.9

Plastics and rubber products

3.5

Chemical products

1.9

Printing and related support activities

1.1

Food, beverage, and tobacco products

0.3

Paper products

-2.2

Textile mills and textile product mills

-4.0

Durable manufacturing

12.7

Computer and electronic products

24.3

Machinery

14.8

Transportation equipment

12.6

Furniture and related products

12.0

Fabricated metal products

9.9

Wood products

9.7

Miscellaneous manufacturing

8.7

Nonmetallic mineral products

4.7

Primary metals

-1.7

Electrical equipment, appliances, and components

-7.8

Note: Multifactor productivity measures by industry do not sum up to aggregate manufacturing measures because industry measures exclude transactions only within the specific industry while the aggregate manufacturing measures also exclude transactions between all manufacturing industries.

These data are featured in the TED article, Multifactor productivity in manufacturing industries, 2010.

 

 

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