Productivity Research and Statistics

Productivity Research and Statistics

With the belief that improvement of industrial productivity is directly connected to economic development of a nation, we innovate national economy and enhance competitiveness through generation of productivity statistics and creative productivity studies, which are knowledge assets. We perform the role of a think tank for improvement of the national productivity.

Productivity Statistics 

By building a foundation for statistics of labor productivity and total factor productivity in many aspects such as business scale, industry, region, and international comparison and conducting research on productivity policies, we contribute to the establishment of industrial policies and corporate management strategies.

Productivity Measurement Framework of KPC 

KPC provides consolidated statistics of productivity by Industry, Region, and Company

Labor Productivity

Labor Productivity
Scope Name of Statistics
  Industry -Level
Domestic Overall Quarterly Labor Productivity Index  
Added Value Analysis of Listed Companies
Network Analysis of Productivity
Manufacturing Labor Productivity of Manufacturing Industry by Firm Size
Labor Productivity of Manufacturing Industry by Region
Service Labor Productivity of Service Industry by Firm Size
Labor Productivity of Service Industry by Region
International Comparison Overall International Comparison of Labor Productivity
International Comparison of Labor Productivity by Firm Size

Total Factor Productivity(TFP)

Total Factor Productivity(TFP)
Scope Name of Statistics
  Industry -Level
Domestic Manufacturing Total Labor Productivity of Manufacturing Industry by Firm Size
Total Labor Productivity of Manufacturing Industry by Region
International Comparison Overall International Comparison of Total Factor Productivity (KIP DB)
  • Labor Productivity Index

    The Labor Productivity Index is a statistic that quarterly measures and reports the labor productivity index of whole economy and industries in Korea. The labor productivity index can be divided into the labor productivity index using the industrial production index and the value added labor productivity index using the added value of the national accounts. Statistics on the industry corresponding to the major classification and the middle classification of the standard industry classification are offered. The quarterly labor productivity indices are published and distributed in the Korea Statistics Portal of the National Statistical Office, e-Nara Index, the Bank of Korea’s Economic Statistics System, and the Productivity Statistics Database of KPC.
  • Total Factor Productivity (KIP DB)

    The international comparative study of total factor productivity compares and analyzes the total factor productivity by country and industry that is derived from the basic databases of whole economy and industries based on the KLEMS methodology. In the KLEMS methodology, input factors to measure total factor productivity are classified into capital (K), labor (L), energy (E), raw materials (M), and service (S). In this study, KPC measures the total factor productivity of 10 European countries (using EU KLEMS data) and analyze and present the trends annually.