Real gross domestic product (GDP) increased in 49 states and the District of Columbia in the fourth quarter of 2018. The percent change in real GDP in the fourth quarter ranged from 6.6 percent in Texas to 0.0 percent in Delaware.
Wholesale trade, mining, and information services were the leading contributors to the increase in real GDP nationally. Mining and wholesale trade were the leading contributors to the increase in real GDP in Texas, the fastest growing state.
- Wholesale trade increased 9.1 percent nationally and contributed to growth in all 50 states.
- Mining increased 38.0 percent nationally and contributed to growth in 49 states. In addition to Texas, this industry was the leading contributor to the increase in real GDP in Wyoming,Oklahoma, Alaska, and New Mexico—the second through fifth fastest growing states.
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