Labour productivity in the UK, as measured by output per hour, increased 0.4 percent quarter-on-quarter in the three months to September 2019, compared to a preliminary estimate of 0.3 percent growth and the previous period's 0.2 percent drop. Year-on-year, labour productivity edged up 0.1 percent, instead of being unchanged as initially thought and following four consecutive quarters of decline.

Productivity in the United Kingdom averaged 75.20 points from 1971 until 2019, reaching an all time high of 101.60 points in the fourth quarter of 2017 and a record low of 42.40 points in the first quarter of 1971. This page provides the latest reported value for - United Kingdom Productivity - plus previous releases, historical high and low, short-term forecast and long-term prediction, economic calendar, survey consensus and news. source: Office for National Statistics

Productivity in the United Kingdom is expected to be 101.60 points by the end of this quarter, according to Trading Economics global macro models and analysts expectations. Looking forward, we estimate Productivity in the United Kingdom to stand at 102.00 in 12 months time. In the long-term, the United Kingdom Productivity is projected to trend around 102.50 points in 2020, according to our econometric models.

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United Kingdom Productivity

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
101.30 100.90 101.60 42.40 1971 - 2019 points Quarterly
SA, 2016=100

Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2019-08-13 08:30 AM Labour Productivity QoQ Prel Q2 -0.2% -0.6% -0.2%
2019-10-08 08:30 AM Labour Productivity QoQ Final Q2 -0.2% -0.5% -0.2%
2019-11-12 09:30 AM Labour Productivity QoQ Prel Q3 0.3% -0.2% -0.2%
2020-01-08 09:30 AM Labour Productivity QoQ Final Q3 0.4% -0.2% 0.3%


News Stream
2019-11-12
UK Labour Productivity Rebounds in Q3
Labour productivity in the UK, as measured by output per hour, increased 0.3 percent quarter-on-quarter in the three months to September 2019, recovering from a 0.2 percent drop in the previous period, a preliminary estimate showed. During the same period, output per worker rose 0.5 percent, compared to the 0.6 percent fall seen in Q2. Year-on-year, labour productivity in the UK, as measured by output per hour, showed no growth, after declining by 0.5 percent.

2019-10-08
UK Labour Productivity Falls 0.2% in Q2
Labour productivity in the UK, as measured by output per hour, fell by 0.2 percent in the second quarter of 2019, following a revised 0.5 percent decline in the previous period. During the same period, output per worker dropped by 0.6 percent, compared to the 0.3 percent increase seen in the first quarter. Year-on-year, labour productivity in the UK, as measured by output per hour, declined by 0.5 percent, the biggest drop since the second quarter of 2014.

2019-08-13
UK Labour Productivity Continues to Fall
Labour productivity in the UK, as measured by output per hour, fell by 0.2 percent in the second quarter of 2019, following a revised 0.6 percent decline in the previous period, a preliminary estimate showed. During the same period, output per worker dropped by 0.5 percent, compared to the 0.2 percent increase seen in the first quarter. Year-on-year, labour productivity in the UK, as measured by output per hour, declined by 0.6 percent, the fourth consecutive quarter of decrease.

2019-07-05
UK Q1 Labour Productivity Growth Revised Lower
Labour productivity in the UK, as measured by output per hour, fell by 0.5 percent quarter-on-quarter in the three months to March 2019, down from a preliminary 0.6 percent decrease and following a 0.3 percent rise in the previous period. It was the biggest decline since the last quarter of 2015, as labour productivity in services dropped (-0.5 percent vs 0.5 percent in Q4) and in manufacturing fell further (-0.5 percent vs -0.3 percent). Year-on-year, productivity went down 0.2 percent, the third consecutive fall.


United Kingdom Productivity
In the United Kingdom, Productivity is the real value of output produced by a unit of labor during a certain time.