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(prō′dŭk-tĭv′ĭ-tē, prŏd′ək-)
1. The quality of being productive.
2. Ecology The rate at which photosynthesizing or chemosynthesizing producers form organic substances that can be used as food by consumers.


the amount of material in terms of BIOMASS or energy generated in a given time in an ECOSYSTEM over and above the STANDING CROP.


the amount or quality or value of the output of a food animal. Best measured in terms of the percentage productivity compared with a target based on productivity of peers. It is customary nowadays to state productivity in terms of return on capital invested, or per head of livestock or per hectare or per unit of workforce, and may be for a period, e.g. annual, lifetime, for a specific unit, e.g. farm, the dairy herd on a mixed farm.

productivity index
includes such items as wool yield per hectare, wins per race starts.
productivity marginal value
see marginal revenue.

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Research has found a strong relationship between systematic management practices-including clear target-setting, performance tracking, and rewards for high performance-and productivity growth.
Although many of those finding work recently are new to their roles, which weighs on average productivity growth to start with, they will pick up speed as they learn on the job and find their feet.
Tang argues however that this negative correlation between employment growth and labour productivity growth should not be viewed as a trade-off between production efficiency and employment.
Productivity growth can also occur during periods of recession and increased unemployment as businesses cut jobs and seek to become more efficient.
Taken together, these results suggest that the best forecast for the long-run labor productivity growth rate in the nonfarm business sector lies in the range between 1.
Weaker productivity growth also means lower potential GDP growth, and this will have important policy implications, including how the central bank adjusts its monetary policy to battle a potential rise in inflation, the report says.
If productivity growth is mean-reverting, then the current surge and any associated impacts may be temporary; and productivity would return back to its lower long-run growth trend.
Productivity growth in Germany was maintained for a fourteenth straight month in August.
There are unusually large differences in productivity growth between the United States and Europe," said Bart van Ark, chief economist of the Conference Board.
The board expects productivity growth in China to slow to 7.
In the recent housing boom of the late 1990s, there was a period of rebounding productivity growth and a return to a high growth rate, and there also was a noticeably sharp increase in housing prices during the period.
A country's productivity growth determines growth in standards of living over time.

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