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Industry Growth Accounting Database

Project Coordinators: Bart van Ark and Mary O'Mahony

Description: For the Industry Growth Accounting Database, data on labour skills (three categories) and investment and capital services (3 ICT asset categories and 3 non-ICT categories) have been constructed for Australia, Canada, the US and 4 European countries (France, Germany, The Netherlands and the UK) in addition to the output and labour input estimates from the 60-industry Database.

Duration: 2002-2006

All series derived from this database need to be referred to as: Groningen Growth and Development Centre, Industry growth accounting database, September 2006, http://www.ggdc.net/, updated from O'Mahony and van Ark (2003)

For the Industry Growth Accounting Database, data on labour skills (three categories)and investment and capital services (3 ICT asset categories and 3 non-ICT categories) have been constructed for Australia, Canada, the US and 4 European countries (France, Germany, The Netherlands and the UK) in addition to the output and labour input estimates from the 60-industry Database. This allows for a decomposition of output growth into the contributions of labour and capital, and total factor productivity using the growth accounting methodology.

A full description and analysis of the database can be found in:

Inklaar, Robert, Marcel P. Timmer and Bart van Ark (2006), "Mind the gap! International Comparisons of Productivity in Services and Goods Production", GGDC Research Memorandum, GD-89.

Inklaar, Robert, Mary O'Mahony and Marcel P. Timmer (2005), "ICT and Europe's Productivity Performance; Industry-level Growth Account Comparisons with the United States", Review of Income and Wealth, vol. 51 no. 4, pp. 505-536.

The original database description can be found in:

Mary O'Mahony and Bart van Ark, eds., EU Productivity and Competitiveness: An Industry Perspective Can Europe Resume the Catching-up Process?, Office for Official Publications of the European Communities, Luxembourg, 2003.


Downloadable Data


Country Sources and Methods Latest Update
Australia September 2006
Canada September 2006
France September 2006
Germany September 2006
Netherlands September 2006
United Kingdom September 2006
United States Source description September 2006

A detailed calculation example of the contribution of labour and capital to aggregate growth is given in a separate example-file.


Previous Versions of this Database

Industry Growth Accounting Database (2003)

The 2003 database has been originally devised for a study developed by the Groningen Growth and Development Centre and the National Institute for Economic and Social Research, which was was commissioned by the European Commission, DG Enterprise. This study, EU Productivity and Competitiveness: An Industry Perspective Can Europe Resume the Catching-up Process? (M. O'Mahony and B. van Ark, Office for Official Publications of the European Communities, Luxembourg, 2003) gives a clear view of the productivity situation of the countries in the European Union.

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