Japan: Productivity, relative to the U.S.

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

 Latest value 57.79
 Reference 2021
 Measure index points
 Source OECD

For that indicator, we provide data for Japan from 1970 to 2021. The average value for Japan during that period was 61.32 index points with a minimum of 40.67 index points in 1970 and a maximum of 71.38 index points in 1997. The latest value from 2021 is 57.79 index points. For comparison, the world average in 2021 based on 38 countries is 75.62 index points. See the global rankings for that indicator or use the country comparator to compare trends over time.
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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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