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What is agriculture’s share of the overall U.S. economy?

What is agriculture’s share of the overall U.S. economy?
Agriculture and agriculture-related industries contributed $789 billion to the U.S. gross domestic product (GDP) in 2013, a 4.7-percent share. The output of America’s farms contributed $166.9 billion of this sum—about 1 percent of GDP. The overall contribution of the agriculture sector to GDP is larger than this because sectors related to agriculture—forestry, fishing, and related activities; food, beverages, and tobacco products; textiles, apparel, and leather products; food services and drinking places—rely on agricultural inputs in order to contribute added value to the economy.  

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Last updated: Thursday, May 07, 2015

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