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Kapitalist ekonomilerin geli
nature of its processes and mode of organization, most prominent indicator is the rate of profit. There are serious problems in calculating the rate of profit due to data problems. Especially the lack of healthy and continuous capital stock data for many countries has led to the development of different proxy indicators. One of them is the profitibility trend, which ignores the technological component of profitability while focusing on the distributional aspects. In this study, we calculated the profitability trends of the total capitalist industries as well as the 3-digit level manufacturing sectors for the years between 1980 and 2000. The results are compared with the previously estimated rate of profit figures for the purpose of capturing the relative significance of the technological component of profitability. The manufacturing sectors are classified as tradable and non-tradable sectors as well as according to the market structure (concentration levels). The results are further elaborated within and between these classifications.