Terms used in official statistics

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Labour productivity in industry


The size of production effects arrived at in result of human labour per unit of such work i.e. labour expended on the surveyed production in a given enterprise (company) conducting economic activity classified to sections B, C, D, E NACE Rev.2.

Labour productivity in industry can be calculated for natural or value production measures i.e.:

1) amount of production in natural units,

2) value of sold production in current and constant prices,

3) gross value added in current and constant prices.

When using each of the above-mentioned production measures the result may be various levels of labour productivity in industry in a given period, depending on the assumed measures of labour input i.e:

1) man-hours,

2) average number of paid employees on labour positions,

3) average number of paid employees,

4) average number of persons employed.

In statistical analysis, the notion of social labour productivity is used i.e. average labour productivity achieved by all paid employees in a certain type of industrial activity (sections, divisions, groups, classes of NACE Rev.2).

High-level terms

Contact person on methodology:
GUS – Departament Przedsiębiorstw