Saudi private sector’s productivity low: study

April 21, 2014 9:21 am

According to a study conducted by the Saudi labour ministry, private sector employees in the non-oil sector have critically low productivity compared to countries such as China and India, Arab News has reported. The study looked at ways to help companies improve productivity, and increase the number of Saudis working in the private sector. The study revealed that while productivity slumped in the kingdom over the past decade, China and India doubled their levels over the same period. It also found that economic growth rates achieved by the kingdom was based on employing more workers, while the growth in China and the US, in contrast, was based on increased productivity.