Productivity is growing faster in China and India than in many other countries including the United States.
Figure 18. Annual productivity growth by selected country: 1998-2006
SOURCE: Table 6-2, Science and Engineering Indicators 2008, National Science Foundation, http://www.nsf.gov/statistics/seind08. Conference Board and Groningen Growth and Developments Centre, Total Economy Database, September 2006.
NOTES: Growth rates for Japan, Germany, France and UK calculated by the IDA Science and Technology Policy Institute using data from the Total Economy Database.
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