Agricultural Productivity in the U.S.

This data set provides estimates of productivity growth in the U.S. farm sector for 1948-2015, and estimates of the growth and relative levels of productivity across U.S. States for 1960-2004.

Note that the national data series has been revised (see Update and Revision History for details), and updates of the State-level statistics are suspended in light of reduced ERS resources and the discontinuance of key source data series. The quality of the national statistics is preserved.


Data Set Last Updated Next Update
National Tables, 1948-2015
Table 1. Indices of farm output, input, and total factor productivity for the United States, 1948-2015 10/10/2017
Table 1a. Price indices and implicit quantities of farm output and inputs for the United States, 1948-2015 10/10/2017
Table 2. Sources of growth: U.S. farm sector (average annual growth rates, percent), 1948-2015. Includes decomposition into quantity and quality of inputs. 10/10/2017
CSV Format of National Data
Table 1-Indices of farm output, input, and total factor productivity for the United States, 1948-2015 10/10/2017
Table 1a-Price indices and implicit quantities of farm outputs and inputs, 1948-2015 10/10/2017
State-Level Tables, Relative Level Indices and Growth, 1960-2004-Outputs
Table 3—Total farm output by State 5/5/2010
Table 4—Crop output 5/5/2010
Table 5—Livestock output 5/5/2010
Table 6—Other farm-related output 5/5/2010
State-Level Tables, Relative Level Indices and Growth, 1960-2004-Inputs
Table 7—Total farm input by State 5/5/2010
Table 8—Capital input (excluding land) 5/5/2010
Table 9—Land input 5/5/2010
Table 10—Total labor input 5/5/2010
Table 11—Hired labor 5/5/2010
Table 12— Self-employed and unpaid family labor 5/5/2010
Table 13—Total intermediate input 5/5/2010
Table 14—Energy input 5/5/2010
Table 15—Agricultural chemical input 5/5/2010
Table 16—Pesticide consumption 5/5/2010
Table 17—Fertilizer consumption 5/5/2010
Table 18—Other intermediate inputs 5/5/2010
State-Level Tables, Relative Level Indices and Growth, 1960-2004-Total Factor Productivity
Table 19—Indices of total factor productivity by State 5/5/2010
State Ranking Tables
Table 20—States ranked by level and growth of farm output 5/5/2010
Table 21—States ranked by level and growth of inputs 5/5/2010
Table 22—States ranked by level and growth of productivity 5/5/2010
State-Level Tables, Price Indices and Implicit Quantities of Farm Outputs and Inputs by State, 1960-2004
Table 23. Price indices and implicit quantities of farm outputs and inputs by State, 1960-2004 5/9/2016