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EU KLEMS Growth and Productivity Accounts: March 2008 Release

All series derived from this database need to be referred to as follows:

Source: EU KLEMS Database, March 2008, see Marcel Timmer, Mary O'Mahony & Bart van Ark, The EU KLEMS Growth and Productivity Accounts: An Overview, University of Groningen & University of Birmingham; downloadable at

For a short overview of the methodology and results of the EU KLEMS database, please refer to: Marcel Timmer, Mary O'Mahony and Bart van Ark, The EU KLEMS Growth and Productivity Accounts: An Overview, University of Groningen & University of Birmingham, March 2007.

Sources and methods:

Additional source files of the March 2008 release:

Downloadable country files in Excel:

The data below has been split in two parts. The basic files contain 62 variables, including basic data and growth accounting variables. These files follow the EU KLEMS industry list, which is consistent with the NACE industry classification. The additional files show alternative industry aggregations among others, market vs non-market, goods versus services and ICT production.

Country Basic files Additional files Labour Input files Capital Input files
Australia AUS Basic 08I AUS Add. 08I AUS Labour 08I AUS Capital 08I
Austria AUT Basic 08I AUT Add. 08I AUT Labour 08I AUT Capital 08I
Belgium BEL Basic 08I BEL Add. 08I BEL Labour 08I  
Canada CAN Basic 08I CAN Add. 08I CAN Labour 08I CAN Capital 08I
Cyprus CYP Basic 08I CYP Add. 08I    
Czech Republic CZE Basic 08I CZE Add. 08I CZE Labour 08I CZE Capital 08I
Denmark DNK Basic 08I DNK Add. 08I DNK Labour 08I DNK Capital 08I
Estonia EST Basic 08I EST Add. 08I    
Finland FIN Basic 08I FIN Add. 08I FIN Labour 08I FIN Capital 08I
France FRA Basic 08I FRA Add. 08I    
Germany GER Basic 08I GER Add. 08I GER Labour 08I GER Capital 08I
Greece GRC Basic 08I GRC Add. 08I    
Hungary HUN Basic 08I HUN Add. 08I HUN Labour 08I  
Ireland IRL Basic 08I IRL Add. 08I    
Italy ITA Basic 08I ITA Add. 08I ITA Labour 08I ITA Capital 08I
Japan JPN Basic 08I JPN Add. 08I JPN Labour 08I JPN Capital 08I
Korea KOR Basic 08I KOR Add. 08I KOR Labour 08I KOR Capital 08I
Latvia LVA Basic 08I LVA Add. 08I    
Lithuania LTU Basic 08I LTU Add. 08I    
Luxembourg LUX Basic 08I LUX Add. 08I    
Malta MLT Basic 08I MLT Add. 08I    
Netherlands NLD Basic 08I NLD Add. 08I NLD Labour 08I NLD Capital 08I
Poland POL Basic 08I POL Add. 08I POL Labour 08I  
Portugal PRT Basic 08I PRT Add. 08I   PRT Capital 08I
Slovak Republic SVK Basic 08I SVK Add. 08I SVK Labour 08I  
Slovenia SVN Basic 08I SVN Add. 08I SVN Labour 08I SVN Capital 08I
Spain ESP Basic 08I ESP Add. 08I ESP Labour 08I  
Sweden SWE Basic 08I SWE Add. 08I   SWE Capital 08I
United Kingdom UK Basic 08I UK Add. 08I UK Labour 08I UK Capital 08I
United States (SIC based) USA-SIC Basic 08I USA-SIC Add. 08I USA-SIC Labour 08I  
United States (NAICS based) USA-NAICS Basic 08I USA-NAICS Add. 08I   USA-NAICS Capital 08I
West Germany DEW Basic 08I DEW Add. 08I   DEW Capital 08I

Country Groups Basic files Additional files
EU-15* EU15 Basic 08I EU15 Add. 08I
EU-15ex (growth accounting)** EU15ex Basic 08I EU15ex Add. 08I
EU-10*** EU10 Basic 08I EU10 Add. 08I
EU-25**** EU25 Basic 08I EU25 Add. 08I
Eurozone***** EURO Basic 08I EURO Add. 08I
EurozoneEx (growth accounting)****** EUROex Basic 08I EUROex Add. 08I

(*) EU-15 represents the EU member states as of 1 January 1995, namely: AUT, BEL, DNK, ESP, FIN, FRA, GER, GRC, IRL, ITA, LUX, NLD, PRT, SWE & UK.
(**) EU-15ex represents the EU15 member states for which growth accounting could be performed, namely: AUT, BEL, DNK, ESP, FIN, FRA, GER, ITA, NLD & UK.
(***) EU-10 represents the new EU member states that joined on 1 May 2004, namely: CYP, CZE, EST, HUN, LTU, LVA, MLT, POL, SVK & SVN.
(****) EU-25 represents all member states of the EU as of 1 May 2004 (see EU-15 and EU-10 for a full country list).
(*****) Eurozone represents all countries in the eurozone as of 1 January 2001, namely: AUT, BEL, ESP, FIN, FRA, GER, GRC, IRL, ITA, LUX, NLD & PRT.
(******) EurozoneEx represents the Eurozone countries for which growth accounting could be performed, namely: AUT, BEL, ESP, FIN, FRA, GER, ITA & NLD.

Downloadable country files in Txt format:

For the use of the EU KLEMS dataseries in statistical programs we have constructed txt files (comma separated) of the Excel files displayed above. These files contain the data of all countries and variables. We have made a distinction between all countries and EU aggregates. Please note that these text files are not updated on a regular basis and might contain older vintages of the dataset. If you want to be sure of having the most recent data, we would suggest to look at the Excel files. The EU KLEMS Excel files can be reformatted into txt files using the following macro: EUKLEMSFlatFile Creator.

Countries covered Text files Packed files Description
All Countries Basic Files All Basic TXT (40.9 MB) All Basic ZIP (17.1 MB) ALL Basic Readme
All Countries Additional Files All Add. TXT (19.9 MB) All Add. ZIP (8.9 MB) ALL Add. Readme
EU Aggregates Basic Files EU TXT (4.7 MB) EU ZIP (2.0 MB) EU Basic Readme
EU Aggregates Additional Files EU TXT (2.9 MB) EU ZIP (1.4 MB) EU Add. Readme
All Labour Input Files All Labour TXT (15.6 MB) All Labour ZIP (4.9 MB) All Labour Readme
All Capital Input Files All Capital TXT (19.8 MB) All Capital ZIP (7.5 MB) All Capital Readme

Purchasing Power Parities:

The following purchasing power parities were used for the construction of the regional aggregates:

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