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Overview International Databases

This page aims at building a (non-exhaustive) collection of databases featuring productivity-related data at the international or cross-country level. Its content will be updated periodically.

The Conference Board Total Economy Database (TED)

For more information on this macro-level dataset and how to use it, we refer to the blog that was written its latest release.

Penn World Table (PWT)

The Penn World Table is a database with information on relative levels of income, output, input and productivity, covering 183 countries between 1950 and 2019, at the total economy, or macro level.

OECD productivity database

The OECD Productivity Database aims at providing users with the most comprehensive and the latest productivity estimates. The update cycle is on a rolling basis, i.e. each variable in the dataset is made publicly available as soon as it is updated in the OECD Annual National Accounts database.

LUISS EUKLEMS & INTANProd – Release 2021

The EUKLEMS &  INTANProd project extends and updates the widely used EU KLEMS growth accounting database. EUKLEMS & INTANProd provides detailed data for 27 EU Member States, the US2, Japan and the United Kingdom, across 40 industries (although coverage may vary over time and across countries), 23 industry aggregates, over the period 1995-2019.

EUROSTAT Productivity Indicators

As from December 2021, Eurostat disseminates additional annual labour and capital productivity indicators. These indicators include breakdowns by industry, region, and asset.

OECD Compendium of Productivity Indicators (2023)

This report presents a comprehensive overview of productivity in OECD and, to the extent possible, G20 economies. The different chapters feature an analysis of labour productivity levels, labour and multifactor productivity growth, labour productivity by firm size, investment and labour income across countries. This edition also presents important insights on productivity measurement and evolution since the COVID-19 pandemic, including a shift-share analysis showing how within-industry developments and reallocations across industries have contributed to aggregate labour productivity developments in the recent period and in the longer term.

OECD Economic Outlook: Statistics and Projections (database)

The OECD Economic Outlook online database provides historical trends and future projections for a range of economic statistics. These include demand and gross domestic product (GDP), deflators and prices, general government accounts, households and business sectors, productivity, employment, labour market, financial data, foreign exchange market, interest rates, balance of payments, international trade, supply block, oil market and other raw materials.

OECD Employment and Labour Market Statistics (database)

The OECD Employment and Labour Market Statistics database includes a range of annual labour market statistics and indicators from 1960 broken down by sex and age as well as information about part-time and short-time workers, job tenure, hours worked, unemployment duration, trade union, employment protection legislation, minimum wages, labour market programmes for OECD countries and non-member economies.

OECD National Accounts Statistics (database)

The OECD National Accounts Statistics database includes annual and quarterly data of a wide range of areas from 1955, such as gross domestic product (GDP) with its three approaches: expenditure based, output based and income based; gross domestics product (GDP) per capita; disposable income; population and employment; PPPs and exchange rates; general government accounts; financial accounts flows and stocks and central government debt for OECD countries and non-member economies. Data are internationally comparable based on the System of National Accounts 2008 (SNA 2008).

OECD’s STuctural Analysis (STAN) Indicators

STAN Indicators are derived from the OECD’s STructural ANalysis (STAN) database. They are compiled to respond to the needs of analysts and researchers interested in measuring economic performance and structural changes. Additionally, they complement the OECD’s Trade in Value (TiVA) indicators and Going Digital Indicators.

STAN Indicators relate to:

→ the structure of production and of employment;

→ labour productivity and labour costs;

→ investment;

→ capital stock.