Region Zealand

Productivity analysis – Service sectors in Region Zealand

Original title: Produktivitetsanalyse - Serviceerhverv i Region Sjælland

Productivity in the service sectors in Region Sjælland is almost unchanged in the past 20 years. At the same time, productivity in manufacturing and primary industries has increased around 2% annually in the region. Furthermore, the productivity in the service sectors in Region Sjælland fell behind productivity in the service sectors in the other Danish Regions in the mid-00’s. If Region Sjælland’s productivity in the service sectors had increased at the same rate as in the remaining regions, the region’s GDP had been 6% higher today.

The productivity in the service sectors in Region Sjælland has not caught up to the remaining Regions since the mid-00’s. There are two reasons for this:

Despite the low productivity growth, the disposable income in Region Sjælland is at the second highest level (only surpassed by Region Hovedstaden). This is to a large extent due to the commuting activity by high income earners from Region Sjælland to Region Hovedstaden.

The study is commissioned by Region Sjælland

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