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GDP per hour worked, index relative to the U.S., 2021 - Country rankings:

The average for 2021 based on 37 countries was 77.92 index points.The highest value was in Ireland: 166.2 index points and the lowest value was in Colombia: 21.13 index points. The indicator is available from 1970 to 2021. Below is a chart for all countries where data are available.

Measure: index points; Source: OECD
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Countries Productivity, relative to the U.S., 2021 Global rank Available data
Ireland 166.2 1 1970 - 2021
Luxembourg 152.78 2 1970 - 2021
Norway 126.67 3 1970 - 2021
Belgium 109.61 4 1970 - 2021
Denmark 109.2 5 1970 - 2021
Switzerland 102.94 6 1970 - 2021
Sweden 102.24 7 1970 - 2021
USA 100 8 1970 - 2021
Germany 96.18 9 1970 - 2021
France 95.62 10 1970 - 2021
Netherlands 95.39 11 1970 - 2021
Austria 94.96 12 1995 - 2021
Iceland 91.32 13 1970 - 2021
Finland 87.88 14 1970 - 2021
Australia 84.08 15 1970 - 2021
UK 82.26 16 1970 - 2021
Italy 77.25 17 1970 - 2021
Canada 73.97 18 1970 - 2021
Spain 70.22 19 1970 - 2021
Turkey 68.42 20 1970 - 2021
Slovenia 65.63 21 1995 - 2021
Lithuania 63.54 22 1995 - 2021
Czechia 61.18 23 1993 - 2021
Israel 61.16 24 1981 - 2021
Estonia 60.82 25 2000 - 2021
New Zealand 59.61 26 1970 - 2021
Slovakia 56.84 27 1995 - 2021
Latvia 56.62 28 1995 - 2021
Japan 56.54 29 1970 - 2021
Poland 55.94 30 1993 - 2021
South Korea 55.59 31 1970 - 2021
Portugal 53.93 32 1970 - 2021
Hungary 53.01 33 1991 - 2021
Greece 45.71 34 1983 - 2021
Chile 42.04 35 1986 - 2021
Mexico 26.54 36 1991 - 2021
Colombia 21.13 37 1975 - 2021

Economic outlook around the world

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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