Agriculture sector top 10 states by GDP

The top 10 state economies with the largest contribution to the agriculture sector GDP, according to data from the U.S. Department of Commerce, are listed below. Due to the sheer size of their economies, this list is dominated by the largest state economies in the United States.

 

Leading the list is California's economy. California contributed $27.3 billion worth of agriculture output in 2008. This was 17.3% of the agriculture output of the United States.

Since 2000, California's agriculture sector has grown 4.61% annually. California's agriculture output was 1.5% of California's economy and the agriculture sector is the 17th largest sector in California.

Coming in second is Texas with an output of $9.8 billion. This was 6.2% of the agriculture output of the United States. Since 2000, Texas's agriculture sector has grown 5.3% annually. Texas's agriculture output was 0.8% of Texas's economy and the agriculture sector is the 18th largest sector in Texas.

Coming in third is Iowa with an output of $8.7 billion. This was 5.5% of the agriculture output of the United States. Since 2000, Iowa's agriculture sector has grown 17.23% annually. Iowa's agriculture output was 6.4% of Iowa's economy and is ranked the 6th largest sector in Iowa.

Agriculture sector top 10 states in 2008

Agriculture gross domestic product in $ billions
Rank State GDP Percentage of U.S.
1 California $27.3 17.3%
2 Texas $9.8 6.2%
3 Iowa $8.7 5.5%
4 Washington $7 4.5%
5 Illinois $6.3 4%
6 Florida $6.2 3.9%
7 Minnesota $5.7 3.6%
8 Nebraska $5.6 3.6%
9 Wisconsin $4.5 2.9%
10 Oregon $4 2.5%

Agriculture sector top states by percentage of state economy

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