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GDP per hour worked, index relative to the U.S., 2020 - Country rankings:

The average for 2020 based on 38 countries was 76.6 index points.The highest value was in Ireland: 149.86 index points and the lowest value was in Colombia: 25.68 index points. The indicator is available from 1970 to 2020. 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., 2020 Global rank Available data
Ireland 149.86 1 1970 - 2020
Luxembourg 139.4 2 1970 - 2020
Denmark 110.39 3 1970 - 2020
Belgium 109.19 4 1970 - 2020
Norway 107.63 5 1970 - 2020
Switzerland 102.46 6 1970 - 2020
France 100.2 7 1970 - 2020
USA 100 8 1970 - 2020
Austria 99.92 9 1995 - 2020
Sweden 99.46 10 1970 - 2020
Netherlands 96.85 11 1970 - 2020
Germany 96.51 12 1970 - 2020
Iceland 88.59 13 1970 - 2020
UK 88.55 14 1970 - 2020
Finland 87.58 15 1970 - 2020
Australia 83.86 16 1970 - 2020
Italy 80.69 17 1970 - 2020
Canada 75.86 18 1970 - 2020
Spain 73.4 19 1970 - 2020
Slovenia 65.88 20 1995 - 2020
Japan 63.08 21 1970 - 2020
Lithuania 62.71 22 1995 - 2020
Turkey 62.45 23 1970 - 2020
Israel 62.24 24 1981 - 2020
Czechia 61.55 25 1993 - 2020
New Zealand 60 26 1970 - 2020
Estonia 59.68 27 2000 - 2020
South Korea 57.56 28 1970 - 2020
Slovakia 57.1 29 1995 - 2020
Poland 56.52 30 1993 - 2020
Portugal 56.46 31 1970 - 2020
Latvia 54.42 32 2000 - 2020
Hungary 53.98 33 1991 - 2020
Greece 46.99 34 1983 - 2020
Chile 43.68 35 1986 - 2020
Russia 41.43 36 1995 - 2020
Mexico 28.88 37 1991 - 2020
Colombia 25.68 38 1975 - 2020


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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