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China's Manufacturing Industry in an International Perspective: A China-Germany Comparison


  • Ren Ruoen
  • Bai Manying


This study is the first attempt to compare China's economic performance with that of a European country following the approach of International Comparison of Output and Productivity (ICOP) developed by the Groningen University. The estimation of China's manufacturing output and value-added obtained with this method shows that China's labor productivity in 1995 was about 7 percent of the German level when small rural entreprises are excluded from the Chinese data, and was 5 percent of the German level when they are included.

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  • Ren Ruoen & Bai Manying, 2002. "China's Manufacturing Industry in an International Perspective: A China-Germany Comparison," Economie Internationale, CEPII research center, issue 92, pages 103-130.
  • Handle: RePEc:cii:cepiei:2002-4qd

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    China; Labour Productivity; Relative Price Level;

    JEL classification:

    • E31 - Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics - - Prices, Business Fluctuations, and Cycles - - - Price Level; Inflation; Deflation
    • J24 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Demand and Supply of Labor - - - Human Capital; Skills; Occupational Choice; Labor Productivity
    • L60 - Industrial Organization - - Industry Studies: Manufacturing - - - General


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