The capital share of income grew significantly over the 1990s (figure 13.7). This means that capital services were weighted more heavily in the input index, and consequently, the input index grew strongly because of the strong growth in capital services. Even though value added was continuing to maintain its trend growth, the strong growth in the input index meant that MFP growth levelled off from the beginning of the 2000s. Unusually strong capital deepening in the form of investment in new electronic methods of service delivery was having an impact on short-run MFP growth that could be expected.
13.7 Finance & insurance labour and capital income shares