OECD Compendium of Productivity Indicators 2015

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Productivity is a key source of economic growth and competitiveness. The OECD Compendium of Productivity Indicators 2015 presents a comprehensive overview of recent and longer term trends in productivity levels and growth in OECD countries. It also highlights key measurement issues faced when compiling cross-country comparable productivity indicators.



Labour productivity of business sector services

Developments in information and telecommunications technologies (ICT) combined with internationally fragmented production processes are making business services increasingly dynamic, transportable and tradable. As a result, several business sector services show characteristics similar to high-productivity manufacturing industries; they are intensive in physical, notably ICT-capital, innovative, show economies of scale, and are exposed to international competition.



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