Germany: Productivity, relative to the U.S.

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GDP per hour worked, index relative to the U.S.

 Latest value 99.35
 Year 2022
 Measure index points
 Data availability 1970 - 2022
 Average 90.20
 Min - Max 69.48 - 100.66
 Source OECD
For that indicator, we provide data for Germany from 1970 to 2022. The average value for Germany during that period was 90.2 index points with a minimum of 69.48 index points in 1970 and a maximum of 100.66 index points in 2019. The latest value from 2022 is 99.35 index points. For comparison, the world average in 2022 based on 37 countries is 81.93 index points. See the global rankings for that indicator or use the country comparator to compare trends over time.
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Germany - Productivity, relative to the U.S. - Recent values chart

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Germany - Productivity, relative to the U.S. - historical chart - 1970-2022

Definition: The index sets the level of GDP per hour worked in the U.S. to 100 and uses it as basis to compare other countries. Countries with an index greater (smaller) than 100 have greater (lower) labor productivity than the U.S. The GDP used in the calculation is adjusted for Purchasing Power Parity to account for price differences across countries.

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 Related indicators Latest value Reference Measure
 Economic growth 1.81 2022 percent
 GDP, constant dollars 3,633.6 2022 billion U.S. dollars
 GDP, current U.S. dollars 4,082.47 2022 billion U.S. dollars
 GDP per capita, current dollars 48,717.99 2022 U.S. dollars
 GDP per capita, PPP 53,970 2022 U.S. dollars
 GDP per capita, constant dollars 43,361.18 2022 U.S. dollars
 Productivity, relative to the U.S. 99.35 2022 index points
 Productivity, current USD 90.9 2022 USD per hour worked
 Economic growth, quarterly -0.10 Q3/2023 percent
 Economic growth Q-on-Q 0.10 Q3/2023 percent
 Gross Domestic Product (GDP) 1,037.07 Q3/2023 billion
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