Enter the total good products made and the total of good and bad products made into the Calculator. The calculator will evaluate the Product Yield. 

Product Yield Formula

PY = GP / TP * 100


  • PY is the Product Yield (%)
  • GP is the total good products made
  • TP is the total of good and bad products made

To calculate Product Yield, simply divide the total good products made by the total of all products made, then multiply by 100.

How to Calculate Product Yield?

The following steps outline how to calculate the Product Yield.

  1. First, determine the total good products made. 
  2. Next, determine the total of good and bad products made. 
  3. Next, gather the formula from above = PY = GP / TP * 100.
  4. Finally, calculate the Product Yield.
  5. After inserting the variables and calculating the result, check your answer with the calculator above.

Example Problem : 

Use the following variables as an example problem to test your knowledge.

total good products made = 50

total of good and bad products made = 70

Frequently Asked Questions

What is Product Yield?

Product Yield refers to the percentage of good (or acceptable) products out of the total products manufactured, including both good and bad items. It’s a key performance indicator in manufacturing that measures the efficiency and quality of production.

Why is Product Yield important?

Product Yield is crucial for manufacturers because it directly impacts profitability and operational efficiency. High yield rates indicate efficient use of materials and resources, reducing waste and production costs, while ensuring a higher output of marketable products.

How can manufacturers improve Product Yield?

Manufacturers can improve Product Yield by optimizing production processes, investing in quality control systems, training employees, maintaining equipment properly, and using high-quality materials. Continuous improvement practices like Lean and Six Sigma can also contribute to higher yields.

What is the difference between First Pass Yield and Overall Yield?

First Pass Yield measures the percentage of products that meet quality standards without requiring rework or repair right after the first manufacturing process. Overall Yield, or Product Yield, considers all products that eventually meet quality standards after any necessary reworks or repairs throughout the entire production process.