Accession Number : AD0616412

Title :   AN INDEX OF SOVIET INDUSTRIAL OUTPUT.

Descriptive Note : Revised ed.,

Corporate Author : RAND CORP SANTA MONICA CALIF

Personal Author(s) : KAPLAN,Norman M. ; Moorsteen,Richard H.

Report Date : 02 MAR 1960

Pagination or Media Count : 41

Abstract : In this paper we present (a) the results of a calculation of an index of Soviet industrial output and (b) some comments on, and applications of, these results. Underlying this paper are two studies: one on machinery prices and production and another, which incorporates the relevant results of the machinery study, on the output of all industrial products. This paper is a summary of the second of these studies and, as such, omits the detailed documentation and explanations which are available there or which, with respect to the machinery component, will be available when the machinery study is published. The results are presented here, shorn of important details, because the topic appears to be of some current interest. The results, however, are tentative for a variety of reasons; some of them are indicated below but others appear only in the underlying materials. In Section I we present the index of industrial output and briefly discuss its nature and limitations. Section II is a miscellany in which we: (a) compare our index with others; (b) discuss some dynamic aspects of Soviet industrial growth; (c) explore the indications of future rates of growth; (d) present an index of the output of final products; and (e) estimate changes in productivity. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*ECONOMICS, USSR), (*INDUSTRIAL PRODUCTION, USSR), INDUSTRIES, STATISTICAL DATA, COUNTING METHODS, DETERMINATION, MEASUREMENT

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE