Food chain productivity
Annual information on the productivity of the UK food chain.
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The total factor productivity of the United Kingdom food chain is examined within the four main food industry sectors and compared to the wider economy. Total factor productivity relates the volume of output to the volume of labour, capital and purchases, and so can provide a measure of efficiency. Total factor productivity provides a comprehensive picture of growth. Presented as an index, it relates major inputs of labour, intermediate purchases and capital consumption to outputs (turnover). There is a practical upper limit on the quantity of food that people in the UK want to consume but increases in outputs can be achieved by increases in the quality of foods (value added) and by increases in exports. Increases in total factor productivity can be achieved through increases in outputs and/or by reductions in inputs.
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Published: 31 January 2013
Updated: 26 January 2017
- Updated with 2015 provisional estimates.
- Updated with 2014 final estimates.
- Latest version for 2014 added.
- Minor correction to Food Chain Productivity data tables.
- Updated 2013 final edition.
- Latest version for 2013 added.
- Updated 2012 final edition.
- Updated to include 2012 figures.
- Updated user and users guide
- scheduled update - revised figures
- Added information on users and uses of the food chain productivity statistics.
- First published.