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Q: Leading industries in California ( Answered,   2 Comments )
Subject: Leading industries in California
Category: Business and Money
Asked by: chippy1-ga
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Posted: 28 Oct 2002 22:38 PST
Expires: 27 Nov 2002 22:38 PST
Question ID: 91722
What are Californias top 5 industries?

Request for Question Clarification by easterangel-ga on 28 Oct 2002 22:49 PST
In terms of what category? Sales, employment, political donations?

Clarification of Question by chippy1-ga on 28 Oct 2002 23:12 PST
In terms of revenue. Highest gross earnings/sales.
Subject: Re: Leading industries in California
Answered By: sgtcory-ga on 29 Oct 2002 06:24 PST
Hello chippy1,

Another great question. I was able to find an Adobe document that
outlines California's economy, job market and much more. According to
the report done by the states Legislative Analyst's Office (LAO), here
is the breakdown:

1) Services

2) Finance

3) Trade

4) Manufacturing

5) Government


In order to read the document, you will need the Adobe Acrobat Reader.
You can download the software for free from here:

You will also go on to note that California is the worlds 6th largest
economy, leading even Italy, China, Brazil and Canada. This report is
from 2000, as California has yet to release a 2001-2002 version of
this document. When they do, you should be able to reach it from this

I hope this concise answer is what you needed. Should you need further
assistance, please ask for clarification before rating this answer as
I would love to be of more assistance.

To find the answer, I searched for:
california largest industries are "earnings"

Thanks again -
Subject: Re: Leading industries in California
From: bdiddy-ga on 28 Oct 2002 22:59 PST
Your best bet is Agriculture, Technology, Banking, Retail, and
transportation but of course that's off the top of my mind... the
first two are correct... the others... probrably not.  Generally
speaking, the US puts out more services than goods... so think about
Subject: Re: Leading industries in California
From: araminty-ga on 29 Oct 2002 00:48 PST
It really depends on where the line is drawn, for example, does
"agriculture" include aquaculture, fishing, hunting, forestry, etc.?


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