Mining industry top 10 states by GDP

The top 10 state economies with the largest contribution to the mining industry 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 Texas's economy. Texas contributed $138.4 billion worth of mining output in 2008. This was 42.6% of the mining output of the United States.

Since 2000, Texas's mining industry has grown 15.02% annually. Texas's mining output was 11.3% of Texas's economy and the mining industry is the 2nd largest industry in Texas.

Coming in second is Louisiana with an output of $36.5 billion. This was 11.2% of the mining output of the United States. Since 2000, Louisiana's mining industry has grown 8.42% annually. Louisiana's mining output was 16.4% of Louisiana's economy and the mining industry is the 2nd largest industry in Louisiana.

Coming in third is Oklahoma with an output of $20.9 billion. This was 6.4% of the mining output of the United States. Since 2000, Oklahoma's mining industry has grown 17.75% annually. Oklahoma's mining output was 14.3% of Oklahoma's economy and is ranked the 2nd largest industry in Oklahoma.

Mining industry top 10 states in 2008

Mining gross domestic product in $ billions
Rank State GDP Percentage of U.S.
1 Texas $138.4 42.6%
2 Louisiana $36.5 11.2%
3 Oklahoma $20.9 6.4%
4 California $16.1 4.9%
5 Alaska $15.2 4.7%
6 New Mexico $12.4 3.8%
7 Colorado $12 3.7%
8 Wyoming $11.7 3.6%
9 West Virginia $5.7 1.7%
10 Arizona $5.2 1.6%
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