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

In 2012, the state's gross domestic product was $99.6 billion. energy expenditures in Nebraska accounted for 10.1 percent, or $10.1 billion, of the $99.6 billion. The highest percentage during the reviewed years was 10.7 percent in 2008. The ratio of total expenditures for energy relative to total state gross domestic product (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 the state gross domestic product probably resulted in a large part from the increase in world oil prices.

The phrase "Gross Domestic Product" is replacing the phrase "Gross State Product". Gross domestic product by state is the state counterpart of the nation's gross domestic product, the U.S. Census Bureau's featured and most comprehensive measure of U.S. economic activity. Gross domestic product by state is derived as the sum of the gross domestic product originating in all the industries in a state.

bar chart showing the Energy Expeditures' Share of Nebraska's Gross Domestic Product from 1997 through 2012.

bar chart showing the Total Energy Expenditures as a Share of Nebraska's Gross State Product from 1997 through 2012.

Energy Expenditures as a Percent of
Nebraska's Gross State Product
1997 – 2012

Year Nebraska's
Total Energy Expenditures
(Billion Nominal Dollars)
Nebraska's Total
Gross Domestic Product
(Billion Nominal Dollars)
Nebraska's
Energy Expenditures
as a Share of
Nominal Gross State Product
(Percent of Gross State Product)
2012 $10.0933 $99.557 10.1%
2011 $9.9718 $96.230 10.4%
2010 $8.6875 $90.910 9.6%
2009 $7.1310 $86.323 8.3%
2008 $9.1033 $85.181 10.7%
2007 $7.9566 $82.135 9.7%
2006 $7.2167 $76.549 9.4%
2005 $6.4480 $72.505 8.9%
2004 $5.4049 $69.572 7.8%
2003 $4.7453 $66.345 7.2%
2002 $4.1976 $61.384 6.8%
2001 $4.4544 $59.653 7.5%
2000 $4.3821 $57.333 7.6%
1999 $3.6013 $53.986 6.7%
1998 $3.4967 $51.931 6.7%
1997 $3.7764 $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. Percentages may not equal the ratio of the components due to independent rounding.

Change in industry definitions

There is a discontinuity in the "gross domestic product by state" 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 domestic product from 1963 to 2006, the data in this report cover the time period from only 1997 to 2011.

The table and graph were updated on December 10, 2014.
Typically, there are one to two years between updates.