Industry, value added per worker (constant 2010 US$) - Country Ranking

Definition: Value added per worker is a measure of labor productivity—value added per unit of input. Value added denotes the net output of a sector after adding up all outputs and subtracting intermediate inputs. Data are in constant 2010 U.S. dollars. Industry corresponds to the International Standard Industrial Classification (ISIC) tabulation categories C-F (revision 3) or tabulation categories B-F (revision 4), and includes mining and quarrying (including oil production), manufacturing, construction, and public utilities (electricity, gas, and water).

Source: Derived using World Bank national accounts data and OECD National Accounts data files, and employment data from International Labour Organization, ILOSTAT database.

See also: Thematic map, Time series comparison

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Rank Country Value Year
1 Norway 307,900.90 2018
2 Ireland 291,763.10 2018
3 Brunei 270,696.70 2018
4 Luxembourg 264,400.90 2018
5 Puerto Rico 252,085.70 2010
6 Switzerland 185,400.20 2018
7 Kuwait 152,906.60 2018
8 Singapore 151,378.60 2018
9 Gabon 150,179.00 2018
10 Sweden 141,761.30 2018
11 Denmark 141,385.10 2018
12 Australia 140,055.70 2018
13 Canada 137,707.10 2018
14 Netherlands 128,073.10 2018
15 United Arab Emirates 125,226.80 2018
16 Saudi Arabia 122,932.50 2018
17 Finland 122,082.30 2018
18 Japan 117,562.30 2017
19 Austria 112,295.50 2018
20 Iceland 109,646.00 2016
21 Belgium 109,426.40 2018
22 Equatorial Guinea 106,544.70 2018
23 United States 103,365.90 2017
24 Germany 95,371.09 2018
25 France 86,360.65 2018
26 United Kingdom 84,244.66 2018
27 Israel 83,128.95 2018
28 Spain 81,678.97 2018
29 Italy 77,187.59 2018
30 Papua New Guinea 74,913.78 2017
31 Timor-Leste 74,467.69 2017
32 Korea 71,805.71 2018
33 New Zealand 62,037.44 2017
34 Iraq 59,969.31 2018
35 Trinidad and Tobago 57,944.52 2018
36 Greece 57,498.71 2018
37 Angola 55,132.18 2017
38 Oman 46,869.63 2018
39 Slovenia 46,866.61 2018
40 Chile 46,623.00 2018
41 Hong Kong SAR, China 46,487.35 2018
42 The Bahamas 45,506.71 2018
43 Bahrain 44,123.00 2018
44 Turkey 43,452.88 2018
45 Azerbaijan 40,488.24 2018
46 Czech Republic 40,478.51 2018
47 Kazakhstan 40,051.83 2018
48 Slovak Republic 39,781.84 2018
49 Portugal 39,758.70 2018
50 Lithuania 39,750.81 2018
51 Estonia 37,277.48 2018
52 Panama 37,185.51 2018
53 Malta 36,779.95 2010
54 Cyprus 36,563.74 2018
55 Malaysia 35,400.63 2018
56 Poland 33,614.43 2018
57 Uruguay 32,871.62 2018
58 Suriname 32,144.05 2018
59 Croatia 30,652.60 2018
60 Algeria 30,057.77 2018
61 Iran 30,056.76 2017
62 Latvia 29,872.68 2018
63 Venezuela 28,990.35 2018
64 Botswana 28,631.37 2018
65 Hungary 28,027.26 2018
66 South Africa 27,965.49 2018
67 Namibia 27,773.18 2018
68 Romania 27,699.88 2018
69 Eswatini 27,559.49 2018
70 Bhutan 27,443.27 2017
71 Montenegro 27,359.51 2018
72 Russia 26,885.38 2018
73 Mexico 26,566.44 2018
74 Dominican Republic 26,110.54 2018
75 Brazil 25,553.13 2018
76 Argentina 24,807.05 2018
77 Costa Rica 24,427.85 2018
78 Peru 24,231.74 2018
79 Congo 23,820.50 2018
80 Colombia 23,377.97 2018
81 China 23,157.17 2018
82 Barbados 21,627.53 2016
83 Samoa 21,198.48 2018
84 Cuba 20,845.74 2018
85 Macao SAR, China 20,471.04 2018
86 Paraguay 19,816.48 2018
87 Ecuador 19,564.46 2018
88 Mongolia 19,302.77 2018
89 Serbia 18,091.12 2018
90 Turkmenistan 18,087.25 2010
91 Thailand 17,341.13 2018
92 Côte d'Ivoire 17,139.87 2018
93 Jordan 16,896.98 2018
94 Indonesia 16,445.57 2018
95 Mauritius 15,791.05 2018
96 Guyana 15,790.51 2018
97 Nigeria 15,682.00 2018
98 Fiji 15,664.70 2018
99 Belarus 15,598.70 2018
100 Sudan 15,543.12 2018
101 Bulgaria 15,404.73 2018
102 Mauritania 15,151.07 2018
103 Bosnia and Herzegovina 14,938.60 2018
104 Albania 14,917.38 2018
105 Lao PDR 14,178.24 2018
106 Philippines 13,950.25 2018
107 Georgia 13,641.85 2018
108 Zambia 12,897.55 2018
109 Morocco 12,474.19 2018
110 Guinea 12,390.77 2018
111 St. Vincent and the Grenadines 12,352.84 2018
112 Egypt 12,335.34 2018
113 Jamaica 12,171.87 2018
114 North Macedonia 12,099.75 2018
115 Lesotho 11,636.16 2018
116 Lebanon 10,733.25 2018
117 Senegal 10,576.17 2018
118 Tunisia 10,365.80 2018
119 Yemen 10,179.93 2018
120 Guatemala 10,120.27 2018
121 Chad 10,057.52 2018
122 Haiti 9,820.71 2018
123 Moldova 9,772.54 2018
124 St. Lucia 9,566.38 2018
125 Sri Lanka 9,539.01 2018
126 El Salvador 9,430.46 2018
127 Vanuatu 9,086.49 2014
128 Belize 9,036.50 2018
129 Tajikistan 8,263.52 2018
130 Tanzania 8,186.89 2017
131 Kenya 8,151.48 2018
132 Cabo Verde 7,625.14 2018
133 Zimbabwe 7,438.50 2018
134 Bolivia 7,406.05 2018
135 Mali 7,220.85 2018
136 Myanmar 7,056.90 2018
137 Cameroon 6,846.76 2018
138 India 6,634.83 2018
139 Tonga 6,489.67 2016
140 Nicaragua 6,390.78 2018
141 Honduras 6,230.86 2018
142 Ghana 6,092.32 2018
143 Ukraine 5,983.00 2018
144 Dem. Rep. Congo 5,919.76 2018
145 Uganda 4,821.41 2018
146 Vietnam 4,638.99 2018
147 Bangladesh 4,564.44 2018
148 Uzbekistan 4,341.46 2018
149 São Tomé and Principe 4,242.25 2018
150 Comoros 3,972.55 2018
151 Kyrgyz Republic 3,869.80 2018
152 Rwanda 3,278.19 2018
153 Mozambique 3,238.57 2018
154 Burundi 3,149.87 2018
155 Madagascar 3,137.90 2018
156 Pakistan 2,864.32 2018
157 Benin 2,678.55 2018
158 Niger 2,507.60 2018
159 The Gambia 2,497.92 2018
160 Guinea-Bissau 2,414.91 2018
161 Liberia 2,385.40 2018
162 Cambodia 2,360.12 2018
163 Central African Republic 2,173.07 2018
164 Malawi 2,132.14 2017
165 Sierra Leone 2,097.25 2018
166 Ethiopia 1,850.22 2018
167 Afghanistan 1,842.92 2018
168 Nepal 1,514.37 2018
169 Burkina Faso 1,381.24 2018
170 Togo 747.83 2018

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Development Relevance: Labor productivity is used to assess a country's economic ability to create and sustain decent employment opportunities with fair and equitable remuneration. Productivity increases obtained through investment, trade, technological progress, or changes in work organization can increase social protection and reduce poverty, which in turn reduce vulnerable employment and working poverty. Productivity increases do not guarantee these improvements, but without them—and the economic growth they bring—improvements are highly unlikely. Please also see GDP per person employed (constant 2011 PPP $) [SL.GDP.PCAP.EM.KD], which is a key measure for monitoring the Sustainable Development Goal 8 of promoting sustained, inclusive and sustainable economic growth, full and productive employment and decent work for all.

Limitations and Exceptions: For comparability of individual sectors labor productivity is estimated according to national accounts conventions. However, there are still significant limitations on the availability of reliable data. Information on consistent series of output is not easily available, especially in low- and middle-income countries, because the definition, coverage, and methodology are not always consistent across countries. For more details, see Agriculture, value added (constant 2010 US$) [NV.AGR.TOTL.KD], Industry, value added (constant 2010 US$) [NV.IND.TOTL.KD], and Services, etc., value added (constant 2010 US$) [NV.SRV.TOTL.KD].

Other Notes: Caution should be used for aggregates (population-weighted averages); world totals can be presented without a large economy such as USA.

Statistical Concept and Methodology: Value added per worker is calculated by dividing value added of a sector by the number employed in the sector. Gross domestic product (GDP) represents the sum of value added by all producers. Value added is the value of the gross output of producers less the value of intermediate goods and services consumed in production, before accounting for consumption of fixed capital in production. The United Nations System of National Accounts calls for value added to be valued at either basic prices (excluding net taxes on products) or producer prices (including net taxes on products paid by producers but excluding sales or value added taxes). Both valuations exclude transport charges that are invoiced separately by producers. Value added by industry is normally measured at basic prices, while total GDP is measured at purchaser prices. Data on employment are modeled estimates by the International Labour Organization (ILO) ILOSTAT database. The concept of employment generally refers to people above a certain age who worked, or who held a job, during a reference period. Employment data include both full-time and part-time workers.

Aggregation method: Weighted average

Base Period: 2010

Periodicity: Annual