Productivity in Cyprus rose in 2017 according to preliminary data published by the Cyprus Productivity Centre (CPC).
According to the CPC, productivity measured as GDP per employee rose by 0,5% in 2017 compared with 2016, while productivity measured as GDP per working hour increased by 0.6% compared with 2016.
The rise in labour productivity is mainly due to the GDP increase by 3.9%, employment increase by 3.4% and the numbers of employees by 3,4% and working hours by 3.3%, the CPC said.
For the period of 2015-2017 labour productivity in Cyprus rose by 0.4% measured as GDP per employee and by 0.5% measured as GDP per working hour.
Cypriot secondary sector marked the highest increase with 7.0%, due to a 12.9% rise in Gross Value Added per working hour and an increase of 5.5% in total working hours.