Total Factor Productivity in Food Industries of Iran

Ahmad Afrooz


Considering to Importance of Food Industries ( Priority of the Non-oil Exports in Foreign Trade, respond to Nutrition of population  and Prevention of Wastage)  This paper examine the   levels of  labor, total productivity and technical changes in food industries and  compare  with total industries of Iran over the 1971-2006 period. The results show that labor productivity and total factor productivity in food industries were lower than average total industries over the period. Also the estimation of technical changes show that measure of technical change in food industries was 0.09 percent while   for total industries was 0.16 percent over the period.


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International Journal of Economics and Finance  ISSN  1916-971X (Print) ISSN  1916-9728 (Online)

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