JAPAN - Media OutReach - 30 October 2019 - The Asian
Productivity Organization (APO) released the APO Productivity Databook 2019, an annual analytical report on
recent and long-term productivity and economic performance in the Asia-Pacific.
The publication summarizes socioeconomic
and productivity growth, taking
into account the diverse stages and pace of development of member countries as
well as reference economies. For the second year, mid-term projections of
future economic and labor productivity gains in the Asia-Pacific through 2030
were developed to assist in setting updated targets.
Notable additions to the 2019 edition of
the publication include:
- Highlights of the analyses in each
chapter make them easier for policymakers to use.
- 20 country profiles and five regional
profiles are given with productivity indicators for APO members and other
- Total factor productivity estimates are
improved with considerations of land capital and labor quality changes and
expanded to cover a wider range of economies.
Examples of data include:
Productivity measurement based on official data
enables relevant comparisons of the quality of economic growth and productivity
gains achieved. It also supports the monitoring of national productivity
performance, which is at the core of public policy formulation. International
comparisons and analyses are the basis for evidence-based policy advisory
services offered by the APO to member countries.
The APO Productivity Databook 2019 can be downloaded free of charge from the link below:
The online APO Productivity Database 2019 and Asian
Economy and Productivity Map, a tool that provides comprehensive productivity
data on 30 Asian countries and benchmarks from multiple economic groups worldwide,
are also updated in the link below: