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PC Productivity Update

This publication is for those who share an interest in improving Australia's productivity performance. Our target audience is policy practitioners and advisers, businesses, lobby groups, researchers and, importantly, the interested public.

Australia's productivity performance has a major influence on real per capita income growth. Productivity growth improves current living standards as well as the nation's capacity to address future challenges such as our ageing population and global economic shocks.

Despite the best efforts of statisticians and economists, the measurement and interpretation of productivity remains a challenge. The update seeks to demystify this commonly used, but often misunderstood, concept.

Future editions of the update will come out in the March quarter of each year. Each edition will unpack the latest ABS productivity statistics, and report on the findings of the Commission's most recent research into productivity issues.

The Commission is charged with promoting public understanding of productivity issues. A timely annual exploration of Australia's productivity performance aims to contribute to the public debate and to encourage informed policy discussion.

PC Productivity Update 2016

This publication was released on 26 April 2016 and in this edition the Commission analyses the latest ABS productivity statistics and comments on new developments underlying Australia's recent productivity performance.

PC Productivity Update 2015

This publication was released on 20 July 2015 and in this edition the Commission analyses the latest ABS productivity statistics and comment on new developments underlying Australia's recent productivity performance.

PC Productivity Update 2014

This publication was released on 29 April 2014 and in this edition the Commission analyses the latest ABS productivity statistics and comment on new developments underlying Australia's recent productivity performance.

PC Productivity Update 2013

This publication was released on 13 June 2013 and is for those who share an interest in improving Australia's productivity performance. Our target audience is policy practitioners and advisers, businesses, lobby groups, researchers and, importantly, the interested public.