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Texas Keeps 9 Percent Share of U.S. Economy, GDP Growth Ranked Sixth in Country

Texas sees gains in oil and gas, but lower GDP in agriculture

Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction is a significant factor in the 2.9 percent growth of Texas’ gross domestic product growth this year, according to the U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis. 

A report on the first quarter of 2018 ranks Texas as having the sixth most substantial growth in GDP, behind Washington, Utah, South Dakota, Colorado, and Wyoming.

Texas saw the 6th most growth in its GDP over the first quarter of 2018.

Texas has the second-largest share of the entire U.S. economy, following California. Texas began 2017 with 8.7 percent of the country’s overall economy, rising to 8.9 percent during the first quarter of 2018.

Texas has seen gains in professional, scientific, and technical services, transportation and warehousing, real estate, and both durable and nondurable goods manufacturing.

Industries seeing a lower GDP in Texas are agriculture, forestry, fishing, and hunting, as well as utilities.

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Davis Land is a senior producer at Houston Public Media. He cut his teeth at Atlantic Public Media in Woods Hole, MA and at WBUR in Boston. His work has appeared on various public radio programs and podcasts including Texas Standard, Here and Now, and Marketplace. Davis is a graduate...

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