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EU KLEMS Growth and Productivity Accounts: Data in the ISIC Rev. 4 industry classification

For a summary overview of the methodology and construction of the EU KLEMS database, see:

O’Mahony, Mary and Marcel P. Timmer (2009),
“Output, Input and Productivity Measures at the Industry Level: the EU KLEMS Database”,

Economic Journal, 119(538), pp. F374-F403

When using this data, please cite this source.

For more details and analysis, see: Timmer, Inklaar , O'Mahony and van Ark, Economic Growth in Europe, Cambridge University Press, 2010


The 2012 EU KLEMS release follows up from the previous release in 2009 which showed detailed growth accounts up to 2007. This new release is similar in concepts and methodologies to calculate the various growth and productivity variables as its predecessors, but it also has a number of new features;

  • It provides updates and data for additional years and revisions of longer time-series in case national statistical institutes (NSIs) provided these.
  • For labour composition use has been made of the micro-data underlying the European Labour Force Survey (LFS) for recent years.
  • New investment data has been provided by the EU KLEMS consortium partners.
  • Most importantly, a new industrial classification is used based on the new international ISIC Revision 4 industry classification, which is consistent with the European NACE 2 industry classification. The National Accounts (NA) data in the new classification is typically provided for shorter time series than were previously available in the ISIC Rev. 3 (NACE 1) classification. We back-cast time series of output and labour data using growth rates from the earlier data in the ISIC Rev. 3 classification. These imputations are denoted in grey in the new release.

Sources and methods

The EU KLEMS updates in the new ISIC Rev. 4 industry classification are being done on a country by country basis. New releases are dependent on the availability of data and resources. Documentation will be provided separately for each country and release.

Content of the files:

Basic File:
Basic output, input and productivity data for 34 industries according to the ISIC Rev. 4 industry classification.
Capital Input File:
Contains additional information on investments and capital stocks for the same industry level as the basic file.
Labour Input File:
Contains additional information on several types of labour (labour composition) for more aggregate sectors.
Sources and Notes:
Contains notes with source descriptions and additional notes.
Reference to the website of the research group or consortium partner that helped in constructing the data. Additional information can be found here.

Country Basic File Capital Input File Labour Input File Sources and Notes Partner Release Date
Sweden SWE Basic 2013 Not Available Not Available SWE Sources 2013 STATSWE December 2013
Finland FIN Basic 2013 FIN Capital 2013 FIN Labour 2013 FIN Sources 2013 STATFI December 2013
Belgium BEL Basic 2013 Not Available Not Available BEL Sources 2013 FPB December 2013
Japan JPN Basic 2012 JPN Capital 2012 Not Available JPN Sources 2012 JIP May 2013
United States USA Basic 2012 Not Available Not Available USA Sources 2012 BEA/BLS March 2013
Netherlands NLD Basic 2012 NLD Capital 2012 NLD Labour 2012 NLD Sources 2012 CBS November 2012
United Kingdom UK Basic 2012 UK Capital 2012 UK Labour 2012 UK Sources 2012 NIESR October 2012
Germany GER Basic 2012 GER Capital 2012 GER Labour 2012 GER Sources 2012 DIW October 2012
Italy ITA Basic 2012 ITA Capital 2012 ITA Labour 2012 ITA Sources 2012 ISTAT October 2012
Austria AUT Basic 2012 AUT Capital 2012 AUT Labour 2012 AUT Sources 2012 WIFO July 2012
France FRA Basic 2012 Confidential FRA Labour 2012 FRA Sources 2012 CEPII July 2012
Spain ESP Basic 2012 ESP Capital 2012 ESP Labour 2012 ESP Sources 2012 IVIE July 2012

Other EU KLEMS Releases in ISIC Rev. 3 (NACE 1):

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This update of the EU KLEMS database is part of the INDICSER project. This project is funded by the European Commission, Research Directorate General as part of the 7th Framework Programme, Theme 8: Socio-Economic Sciences and Humanities. Grant Agreement no: 244 709 Any errors or omissions in this update of the EU KLEMS database are entirely the responsibility of the GGDC (Groningen Growth and Development Centre). For comments and suggestions please send an email to

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Last changed on: October 16 2012