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Table A1 Average industrial wage and shipbuilding productivitya

From: Assessing the cost competitiveness of China's shipbuilding industry

Year China South Korea Japan
  Wage Productivity Wage Productivity Wage Productivity
  ($/Man MH) (CGT/Man MH) ($/Man MH) (CGT/Man MH) ($/Man MH) (CGT/Man MH)
2000 0.57 0.009 11.38 0.045 14.17 0.071
2001 0.64 0.010 12.09 0.048 14.65 0.077
2002 0.77 0.011 12.88 0.051 15.49 0.082
2003 0.86 0.011 13.38 0.055 16.01 0.088
2004 0.93 0.012 14.74 0.058 16.88 0.093
2005 0.99 0.013 16.53 0.061 17.87 0.099
2006 1.15 0.014 17.96 0.064 18.48 0.105
2007 1.35 0.015 19.44 0.067 18.74 0.110
2008 1.65 0.015 19.94 0.071 19.46 0.116
2009 1.97 0.016 21.29 0.074 20.24 0.121
  1. aData of shipbuilding productivities for years 2000 and 2005 are collected from previous studies. Productivities in other years are assumed to have the same average growth rate as the available data.
  2. Source: Wage: OECD; Chinese National Bureau of Statistics and the Chinese Ministry of Labour and Social Security.
  3. Productivity: Lamb (2002a, 2002b); Chou and Chang (2004); First Maritime International (2005); Lamb (2007); Pires and Lamb (2008).