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1 First World KLEMS conference Harvard University August 2010 Productivity Growth in Indian Economy

2 India KLEMS research team Deb Kusum Das Abdul Erumban Suresh Agarwala Deepika Wadhwa India KLEMS database created by Gunajit Kalita and Suvojit Bhattacharjee

3 Objective of the Study To document and examine Total Factor Productivity (TFP) growth trends for Indian economy, broad sectors and 31 India KLEMS sectors comprising the economy

4 The issues The study seeks to examine Indias long term growth experience by attempting to identify the sources of observed value added growth. We seek an examine if factor accumulation or productivity growth drives the observed growth performance of the Indian economy. The paper addresses this issue by examining the TFP growth performance of the 31 sectors comprising the Indian economy

5 TFP growth in Indian Economy The study makes several contribution to the literature on Indias economic growth 1. Comprehensive and detailed sector analysis of the Indian economy using the India KLEMS dataset. 2. Productivity (TFP) growth computed using the growth accounting methodology incorporating a value added function 3. Measures of labor and capital input recognize the heterogeneity of different types of workers and assets. 4. TFP growth is computed for organized and unorganized segments of manufacturing

6 Indian Economy The emphasis on gradualism and evolutionary transition rather than rapid restructuring Since the advent of gradual economic liberalization from the 1980s and the overhauling of the license raj regime in the , Indian economy has been on a higher growth trajectory. Indias annual growth rate accelerated from a moderate rate of 3.5 percent till 1980s to over 7 percent per annum by The aggregate growth performance has been generally supported by individual sectors of the Indian economy. Nevertheless, two issues have emerged - one, the inability of the manufacturing sector to contribute substantially to the overall growth and the service sector led growth momentum to the overall growth in the 1990s. The large number of documented evidence on Indias growth performance stress by and large the twin roles of, pro market reforms of 1980s as well as widespread economy wide reforms of 1990s and 2000s in sustaining the growth rate. Prominent studies include Williamson and Zagha (2002); Delong J (2003), Basu and Maertens(2007), Panagariya (2008); Kochar et al (2009). The debate on factors underlying the observed growth in India is far from settled, see Rodrik and Subramaniam, (2005), Panagariya (2008), Srinivasan and Tendulkar (2003), Kohli, (2006 a and b)

7 Examining Growth Attempts at examining the aggregate growth performance confirm the positive role of productivity in enhancing economic growth particularly in the reform periods Sivasubramonian (2001), Dholakia (2002), Guha and Bari (2003), Virmani (2004), Bosworth Collins and Virmani (2006)].

8 WHAT IS THE STORY? Indias Economic Growth Factor Accumulation or Productivity Growth? The newly industrializing countries of Asia, like the soviet union of the 1950 have achieved rapid growth in large part due to astonishing mobilization of resources. Once one accounts for the role of rapidly growing inputs in these countries growth, one finds little left to explain, Asian growth like that of Soviet Union in its high growth era, seems to be driven by extraordinary growth in inputs like labor and capital rather than gains in efficiency……. Paul Krugman

9 TFP growth- Time Period, Methodology and Data TFP growth computed for and sub periods , , and The periods and represents piece meal deregulations and pro business/pro- market reforms, where as the periods and represent the policy reforms of and consolidation of those reforms. The year has been excluded from our analysis on account of being a year of economic crisis. The methodology used is the Standard Growth Accounting incorporating a value added production function Time series of Value added by 31 industry computed Time series of Labor input by 31 industry has been computed in terms of employment and quality [ Age, Sex and Education] Time series of Capital input by 31 industry has been computed using a capital service measure built from different assets [Structures and Equipments- ICT and non ICT] Data sources used are National Accounts Data published by CSO, Government of India. Manufacturing data set created using Annual Survey of Industries for organized segment, whereas NSSO rounds were used for unorganized segment.

10 Structure of the Indian Economy – Value Added and Employment share Agriculture Value Added Share Employment Share Industry Value Added Share Employment Share (Manufacturing) Value Added Share Employment Share Services Value Added Share Employment Share

11 Structure of the Indian Economy – Value Added and Employment share Agriculture remains the largest employment provider for all periods followed respectively by industry, and services suggesting the dominance of primary sector employment in the economy. In terms of value added share, we find the emergence of service sector as a leading contributor since the 1990s, an observation made by many previous studies. The employment share of service sector, however, remains below that of agriculture by almost 50 percentage points throughout 1990s and 2000s. Despite gradual as well as complete overhauling of industrial and trade policies in the 1980s and 1990s, the share of manufacturing sector in total value added remains stagnant throughout the period.

12 Growth of Value Added, Labor and Capital inputs (per cent per annum) Economy Value Added Growth Labour Input Growth Capital Input Growth Agriculture Value Added Growth Labour Input Growth Capital Input Growth Industry Value Added Growth Labour Input Growth Capital Input Growth (Manufacturing) Value Added Growth Labour Input Growth Capital Input Growth Services Value Added Growth Labour Input Growth Capital Input Growth

13 Sectoral Contribution of Value Added growth Economy Agriculture Industry (Manufacturing) Services

14 Sources of Value Added Growth: Broad Sectors Economy Value Added Growth Hours Worked Labour Quality Non-ICT Capital ICT Capital TFPG Agriculture Value Added Growth Hours Worked Labour Quality Non-ICT Capital ICT Capital TFPG

15 Sources of Value Added Growth: Broad Sectors Industry Value Added Growth Hours Worked Labour Quality Non-ICT Capital ICT Capital TFPG (Manufacturing) Value Added Growth Hours Worked Labour Quality Non-ICT Capital ICT Capital TFPG

16 Sources of Value Added Growth: Broad Sectors Services Value Added Growth Hours Worked Labour Quality Non-ICT Capital ICT Capital TFPG

17 Observations TFP growth smaller than 2 percent for economy and even smaller for industry and services. TFP growth in service sector close to 2, while TFP growth in A on pattern of economy Sub period observations show (1) agriculture remains around 2 % for first 3 periods and then declines; Manufacturing show an improvement in 1990s-I as compared to 1980s. It however declines in 1990-II. (3) Service sector starts with 3% in 1980-I and then low growth in next sub periods. Contribution of TFP by and large low and thus FA Capital input contribution more than labor input within FA. In sectors, we find dominance of non ICT capital In sectors, we also find evidence of improvements in ICT capital contributions, even though small.

18 Sectoral Contribution to Productivity growth Economy Agriculture Industry (Manufacturing) Services

19 Observations Evidence suggest service sector TFP growth driving economy TFP growth Second best contribution comes from Agriculture , , and Service sector drives productivity growth even in the sub periods even though we find decline in 1980-II and improvements in 1990s In late 1990s, service sector contribution is striking when compared with other sectors Contribution from manufacturing reflects the low growth performance of the sector

20 Productivity growth by sectors and economy: Comparison TFP *TFP Our study Our study Bosworth and Maertens Jorgenson and Vu TOTAL ECONOMY AgricultureIndustryServices Our study Bosworth and Maertens

21 Examining Growth- The 31 sector perspective KLEMS INDUSTRIESNIC 1998 Agriculture, hunting, forestry & fishing01 to 05 Mining & quarrying10 to 14 Food, beverages & tobacco15 to 16 Textiles, leather & footwear17 to 19 Wood & products of wood20 Pulp, paper, printing & publishing21 to 22 Coke, refined petroleum & nuclear fuel23 Chemicals & chemical products24 Rubber & plastics25 Other non-metallic mineral26 Basic metals & fabricated metal27 to 28 Machinery, nec29 Electrical & optical equipment30 to 33 Transport equipment34 to 35 Manufacturing nec; recycling36 Electricity, gas & water supply40 to 41 Construction45 Sale & maintenance of motor vehicles; retail sale of fuel50 Wholesale trade51 Retail trade52 Hotels & restaurants55 Transport & storage60 to 63 Post & telecommunications64 Financial intermediation65 to 67 Real estate activities70 Renting of machinery & equipment71 to 74 Public admin & defence75 Education80 Health & social work85 Other community, social & personal services90 to 93 Private households with employed persons95

22 Value Added Growth rate ( )

23 Labour Input Growth rate ( )

24 Capital Input Growth Rate ( )

25 31 sector TFP growth rates ( )

26 TFP Growth and Value Added growth IndustriesVA GrowthTFP Growth Agriculture, hunting, forestry and fishing Mining and quarrying Food, beverages and tobacco Textiles, textile, leather and footwear Wood and of wood and cork Pulp, paper, paper, printing and publishing Coke, refined petroleum and nuclear fuel Chemicals and chemical products Rubber and plastics Other non-metallic mineral Basic metals and fabricated metal Machinery, nec Electrical and optical equipment Transport equipment Manufacturing nec; recycling Electricity, gas and water supply Construction Sale, maintenance and repair of motor vehicles Wholesale trade and commission trade Retail trade Hotels and restaurants Transport and storage Post and telecommunications Financial intermediation Real estate activities Renting of machinery & equipment and other business activities Public admin and defence Education Health and social work Other community, social and personal services Private households with employed persons

27 Growth difference of TFP between 1990s and 1980s & 2000s and 1990s

28 TFP growth contribution to aggregate value added growth: (per cent)

29 Whats happened to Manufacturing ? Despite deregulations in industrial polices since 1985 and complete over hauling of trade policies in 1991 reforms, why is the manufacturing performance elusive? With a turn around in TFP growth in mid 1980s (Ahluwalia 1991) due to emerging policy changes, the manufacturing sector has not shown improvements in TFP in 1990s when substantial reforms were implemented [ Goldar (1999), Das(2004)]. WHY? We need to know what constrains manufacturing TFP? In the evidences we present, service sector is driving TFP growth for the period with manufacturing performance lagging behind. It would be interesting to examine the TFP growth performance within manufacturing sector? In particular, where is TFP growth happening? What is happening to manufacturing industries which command sizeable value added share? Is there any organized-unorganized dynamics within observed performance?

30 Value Added shares and TFP – Manufacturing sectors TFP growth rates are for the period ; Value Added shares are for 2004

31 Value Added shares and their TFP: An industry perspective IndustriesValue Added ShareTFP growth Basic Metals and Fabricated Metal Products Chemicals and Chemical Products Food Products, Beverages and Tobacco Textiles, Textile Products, Leather and Footwear Electrical and Optical Equipment IndustriesValue Added ShareTFP growth Coke, Refined Petroleum Products and Nuclear Fuel Manufacturing, nec; recycling Electrical and Optical Equipment Chemicals and Chemical Products Basic Metals and Fabricated Metal Products Top 5 Value Added shares and their TFP Top 5 TFP and their Value Added shares TFP growth rates are for the period ; Value Added shares are for 2004

32 TFP growth in Manufacturing: Organised and Un Organised industries (per cent per annum) IndustriesOrganisedUn Organised Food, beverages & tobacco Textiles, leather & footwear Wood & products of wood Pulp, paper, printing & publishing Coke, refined petroleum & nuclear fuel Chemicals & chemical products Rubber & plastics Other non-metallic mineral Basic metals & fabricated metal Machinery, nec Electrical & optical equipment Transport equipment Manufacturing nec; recycling

33 Value Added Growth Rates for Total, Organised and Un Organised Manufacturing

34 Total manufacturing, Organised and Unorganised TFP growth rates ( )

35 Service sector driven TFP growth for Indian Economy? At the economy level, we find evidence of major contribution to TFP growth via service sector Eichengreen and Poonam Gupta (2009) identify two waves of service sector growth, a first wave in countries with relatively low levels of per capita GDP and a second wave in countries with higher per capita incomes. 1. The first wave appears to be made up primarily of traditional services, the second wave of modern services (financial, communication, computer, technical, legal, advertising and business) services that are receptive to the application of information technologies and increasingly tradable across borders. 2. In addition, there is evidence of the second wave occurring at lower income levels after We seek to examine if the second wave is also applicable for India?

36 TFP growth rate in the Service sector ( )

37 TFP difference between 1990s and 1980s: Service sector- What is happening to modern services in 1990?

38 The Bottom Line Though we find overwhelming evidence of factor accumulation in explaining sources of value added growth in Indian economy. Yet it would still be pertinent to assess which are the sectors which are contributing to aggregate productivity in Manufacturing and Services sector with a view to further strengthen policies to arrest the decline in TFP growth in Indian manufacturing sector.

39 Sectoral contribution to aggregate manufacturing and services productivity

40 We would like to acknowledge with gratitude the financial support to the India KLEMS project from the RESERVE BANK OF INDIA To all those officials at CSO and other data generating agencies, who clarified and gave research insights on data as well as generated data as per our requirements THANK YOU


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