Estimates of Labour, Capital and Multifactor Productivity by Province and Industry
Estimates of Labour, Capital and Multifactor Productivity by Province and Industry, 1997-2010

Last Update: February 28, 2012.

The Centre for the Study of Living Standards would like to thank Alberta Finance and Enterprise for the financial support that made possible the construction and maintenance of these tables, as well as Statistics Canada for preparing these data. All errors and omissions are the responsibility of CSLS.

Note that the estimates are adjusted for labour and capital quality, unlike previous estimates. For a discussion on the methodology behind these data, please refer to the Sharpe and Arsenault (2009) article New Estimates of Multifactor Productivity Growth for the Canadian Provinces.

The appendix tables for the associated paper (Sharpe, and Thomson (forthcoming, 2010)) may be downloaded as an Excel file

The entire database may be downloaded as a PDF file or as an Excel file.

The following summary tables in PDF format are available for Canada and the 10 provinces together for the period 1997 to 2007:
Summary Table 1: Comparison of Sector and Subsector Sources of Growth by Province, 1997-2007

  • Market Sector
  • Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing and Hunting
  • Mining and Oil and Gas Extraction
  • Utilities
  • Construction
  • Manufacturing
  • Wholesale Trade
  • Retail Trade
  • Transportation and Warehousing
  • Information and Cultural Industries
  • Finance, Insurance, Real Estate and Renting and Leasing
  • Professional, Scientific and Technical Services
  • Administrative and Support, Waste Management and Remediation
  • Arts, Entertainment and Recreation
  • Accommodation and Food Services
  • Other Services (Except Public Administration)

    Summary Table 2: Comparison of Province-Specific Sources of Growth by Sector and Subsector, 1997-2007

  • Canada by Sector (Two Digit Industry)
  • Newfoundland by Sector (Two Digit Industry)
  • Prince Edward Island by Sector (Two Digit Industry)
  • Nova Scotia by Sector (Two Digit Industry)
  • New Brunswick by Sector (Two Digit Industry)
  • Québec by Sector (Two Digit Industry)
  • Ontario by Sector (Two Digit Industry)
  • Manitoba by Sector (Two Digit Industry)
  • Saskatchewan by Sector (Two Digit Industry)
  • Alberta by Sector (Two Digit Industry)
  • British Columbia by Sector (Two Digit Industry)


  • Detailed Tables

    Table 1 Output Growth by Province, (Index, 1997=100), 1997-2007
  • Market Sector
  • Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing
  • Mining and Oil and Gas Extraction
  • Utilities
  • Construction
  • Manufacturing
  • Wholesale Trade
  • Retail Trade
  • Transportation and Warehousing
  • Information and Cultural Industries
  • Finance, Insurance, Real Estate and Renting and Leasing
  • Professional, Scientific and Technical Services
  • Administrative and Support, Waste Management and Remediation Services
  • Arts, Entertainment and Recreation
  • Accommodation and Food Services
  • Other Services (Except Public Administration)


  • Table 2 Labour Input Growth by Province, (Index, 1997=100), 1997-2007
  • Market Sector
  • Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing and Hunting
  • Mining and Oil and Gas Extraction
  • Utilities
  • Construction
  • Manufacturing
  • Wholesale Trade
  • Retail Trade
  • Transportation and Warehousing
  • Information and Cultural Industries
  • Finance, Insurance, Real Estate and Renting and Leasing
  • Professional, Scientific and Technical Services
  • Administrative and Support, Waste Management and Remediation Services
  • Arts, Entertainment and Recreation
  • Accommodation and Food Services
  • Other Services (Except Public Administration)


  • Table 3 Hours Worked Growth by Province, (Index, 1997=100), 1997-2007
  • Market Sector
  • Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing and Hunting
  • Mining and Oil and Gas Extraction
  • Utilities
  • Construction
  • Manufacturing
  • Wholesale Trade
  • Retail Trade
  • Transportation and Warehousing
  • Information and Cultural Industries
  • Finance, Insurance, Real Estate and Renting and Leasing
  • Professional, Scientific and Technical Services
  • Administrative and Support, Waste Management and Remediation Services
  • Arts, Entertainment and Recreation
  • Accommodation and Food Services
  • Other Services (Except Public Administration)


  • Table 4 Labour Quality Growth by Province, (Index, 1997=100), 1997-2007
  • Market Sector
  • Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing and Hunting
  • Mining and Oil and Gas Extraction
  • Utilities
  • Construction
  • Manufacturing
  • Wholesale Trade
  • Retail Trade
  • Transportation and Warehousing
  • Information and Cultural Industries
  • Finance, Insurance, Real Estate and Renting and Leasing
  • Professional, Scientific and Technical Services
  • Administrative and Support, Waste Management and Remediation Services
  • Arts, Entertainment and Recreation
  • Accommodation and Food Services
  • Other Services (Except Public Administration)


  • Table 5 Capital Input Growth by Province, (Index, 1997=100), 1997-2007
  • Market Sector
  • Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing and Hunting
  • Mining and Oil and Gas Extraction
  • Utilities
  • Construction
  • Manufacturing
  • Wholesale Trade
  • Retail Trade
  • Transportation and Warehousing
  • Information and Cultural Industries
  • Finance, Insurance, Real Estate and Renting and Leasing
  • Professional, Scientific and Technical Services
  • Administrative and Support, Waste Management and Remediation Services
  • Arts, Entertainment and Recreation
  • Accommodation and Food Services
  • Other Services (Except Public Administration)


  • Table 6 Capital Stock Growth by Province, (Index, 1997=100), 1997-2007
  • Market Sector
  • Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing and Hunting
  • Mining and Oil and Gas Extraction
  • Utilities
  • Construction
  • Manufacturing
  • Wholesale Trade
  • Retail Trade
  • Transportation and Warehousing
  • Information and Cultural Industries
  • Finance, Insurance, Real Estate and Renting and Leasing
  • Professional, Scientific and Technical Services
  • Administrative and Support, Waste Management and Remediation Services
  • Arts, Entertainment and Recreation
  • Accommodation and Food Services
  • Other Services (Except Public Administration)


  • Table 7 Capital Composition Growth by Province, (Index, 1997=100), 1997-2007
  • Market Sector
  • Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing and Hunting
  • Mining and Oil and Gas Extraction
  • Utilities
  • Construction
  • Manufacturing
  • Wholesale Trade
  • Retail Trade
  • Transportation and Warehousing
  • Information and Cultural Industries
  • Finance, Insurance, Real Estate and Renting and Leasing
  • Professional, Scientific and Technical Services
  • Administrative and Support, Waste Management and Remediation Services
  • Arts, Entertainment and Recreation
  • Accommodation and Food Services
  • Other Services (Except Public Administration)


  • Table 8 Total Input (Capital and Labour) Growth by Province, (Index, 1997=100), 1997-2007
  • Market Sector
  • Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing and Hunting
  • Mining and Oil and Gas Extraction
  • Utilities
  • Construction
  • Manufacturing
  • Wholesale Trade
  • Retail Trade
  • Transportation and Warehousing
  • Information and Cultural Industries
  • Finance, Insurance, Real Estate and Renting and Leasing
  • Professional, Scientific and Technical Services
  • Administrative and Support, Waste Management and Remediation Services
  • Arts, Entertainment and Recreation
  • Accommodation and Food Services
  • Other Services (Except Public Administration)


  • Table 9 Labour Productivity (Real Gross Domestic Product per Hour Worked) Growth by Province, (Index, 1997=100), 1997-2007
  • the Market Sector
  • Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing and Hunting
  • Mining and Oil and Gas Extraction
  • Utilities
  • Construction
  • Manufacturing
  • Wholesale Trade
  • Retail Trade
  • Transportation and Warehousing
  • Information and Cultural Industries
  • Finance, Insurance, Real Estate and Renting and Leasing
  • Professional, Scientific and Technical Services
  • Administrative and Support, Waste Management and Remediation Services
  • Arts, Entertainment and Recreation
  • Accommodation and Food Services
  • Other Services (Except Public Administration)


  • Table 10 Capital Productivity Growth by Province, (Index, 1997=100), 1997-2007
  • Market Sector
  • Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing and Hunting
  • Mining and Oil and Gas Extraction
  • Utilities
  • Construction
  • Manufacturing
  • Wholesale Trade
  • Retail Trade
  • Transportation and Warehousing
  • Information and Cultural Industries
  • Finance, Insurance, Real Estate and Renting and Leasing
  • Professional, Scientific and Technical Services
  • Administrative and Support, Waste Management and Remediation Services
  • Arts, Entertainment and Recreation
  • Accommodation and Food Services
  • Other Services (Except Public Administration)


  • Table 11 Multifactor Productivity Growth by Province, (Index, 1997=100), 1997-2007
  • Market Sector
  • Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing and Hunting
  • Mining and Oil and Gas Extraction
  • Utilities
  • Construction
  • Manufacturing
  • Wholesale Trade
  • Retail Trade
  • Transportation and Warehousing
  • Information and Cultural Industries
  • Finance, Insurance, Real Estate and Renting and Leasing
  • Professional, Scientific and Technical Services
  • Administrative and Support, Waste Management and Remediation Services
  • Arts, Entertainment and Recreation
  • Accommodation and Food Services
  • Other Services (Except Public Administration)

  • All tables are in Adobe Acrobat 5.0 format. You can download a free Adobe Acrobat reader from the Adobe site.

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