March 5, 2012 (The Editor’s Desk is updated each business day.)

Output projections for major industries, 2010–2020

Projected output growth and annual rate of change, by major industry excluding agriculture, in chain-weighted 2005 dollars, 2010–2020
Industry Annual rate of change (percent) Net change in output


2.9 $7,705,000,000,000



Financial activities

3.2 1,239,000,000,000

Professional and business services

3.7 1,017,100,000,000


4.7 696,600,000,000

Retail trade

3.7 506,000,000,000

Health care and social assistance

2.9 500,000,000,000

Wholesale trade

3.4 472,500,000,000

State and local government

1.9 361,800,000,000

Transportation and warehousing

3.3 268,200,000,000

Leisure and hospitality

2.6 253,700,000,000

Other services

2.4 137,800,000,000


2.0 77,500,000,000

Educational services

1.7 37,000,000,000

Federal government

-0.7 -73,200,000,000

Goods producing



2.8 1,360,300,000,000


3.8 368,600,000,000


1.3 52,900,000,000

These data are featured in the TED article, Output projections for major industries, 2010–2020.




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