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Energy Expenditures as a Share of
Nebraska's Gross State Product

In 2009, expenditures for energy in Nebraska accounted for 8.2 percent of the gross state product (GSP) of $84,575 million. The highest percentage during the reviewed years was 10.7 percent in 2008. The ratio of total expenditures for energy relative to total GSP (both in nominal dollars) provides an indication of the importance of energy expenditures in the aggregate economy. The 2008 increase in energy expenditures relative to GSP probably resulted in a large part from the increase in world oil prices.

bar chart showing the Total Energy Expenditures as a Share of Nebraska's Gross State Product from 1997 through 2011.
bar chart showing the Energy Expeditures' Share of Nebraska's Gross Domestic Product from 1997 through 2011.

Energy Expenditures as a Percent of
Nebraska's Gross State Product

1997 – 2011

Year Nebraska's
Total Energy Expenditures
(Million Nominal Dollars)
Nebraska's
Total Gross State Product
(Million Nominal Dollars)
Nebraska's
Energy Expenditures
as a Share of
Nominal Gross State Product
(Percent of Gross State Product)
2011 $9,971.2 $94,160 10.6%
2010 $8,688.5 $90,072 9.6%
2009 $7,130.9 $85,874 8.3%
2008 $9,103.3 $85,181 10.7%
2007 $7,956.6 $82,135 9.7%
2006 $7,216.7 $76,549 9.4%
2005 $6,448.0 $72,505 8.9%
2004 $5,404.9 $69,572 7.8%
2003 $4,745.3 $66,345 7.2%
2002 $4,197.6 $61,384 6.8%
2001 $4,454.4 $59,653 7.5%
2000 $4,382.1 $57,333 7.6%
1999 $3,601.3 $53,986 6.7%
1998 $3,496.7 $51,931 6.7%
1997 $3,776.4 $50,835 7.4%

Sources: State Energy Price and Expenditure Report. Energy Information Administration, Washington, DC. Nebraska Energy Office, Lincoln, NE.

Notes: NA indicates data is not available.

Change in industry definitions

There is a discontinuity in the "gross domestic product by state" or GSP time series at the year 1997, when the data changed from Standard Industrial Classification (SIC) industry definitions to North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) industry definitions. Since the Bureau of Economic Analysis strongly advises against appending the two data series in an attempt to construct a single time series of gross state product for 1963 to 2006, the data in this report cover the time period from only 1997 to 2011.

The table and graph were updated on August 22, 2013.
Typically, there are one to two years between updates.