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Productivity

Volume 974: debated on Tuesday 27 November 1979

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asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether, further to his answer of 13 November concerning increasing productivity, he will circulate in the Official Report a table comparing the annual increase in productivity in manufacturing between 1952 and 1978 with the increase in wage costs per unit of output.

The information requested is shown in the table below:

UNITED KINGDOM MANUFACTURING INDUSTRIES
Percentage change on previous year
Volume of output per person employedWages and salaries per unit of output
(1)(2)
1952-4·3+13·9
1953+6·2+0·3
1954+2·9+2·1
1955+3·7+4·1
1956-0·9+8·2
1957+2·6+3·9
1958+0·7+4·1
1959-5·5-0·8
1960+4·4+0·8
1961-0·9+6·4
1962+0·9+2·4
1963+5·0-1·0
1964+7·5-0·3
1965+1·6+5·7
1966+1·7+4·4
1967+3·5
1968+7·8+0·2
1969+2·4+6·4
1970+0·7+12·4
1971+2·8+9·4
1972+6·1+4·3
1973+7·6+5·5
1974-1·7+23·5
1975-1·8+32·3
1976+4·6+13·8
1977+0·5+10·4
1978+1·3+13·1

Sources:

Central Statistical Office.

Department of Employment.