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Los Angeles-Orange County
Gross Metropolitan Product

Also see: Los Angeles County Population vs. State Populations


With an economic gross metropolitan product of almost $1 trillion in 2017, the Los Angeles-Orange County metropolitan area ranks second among the nation's 351 metropolitan economies (second only to the New York metropolitan area) and ranks ahead of all but three U.S. states (California, Texas and New York). If the LA-Orange County metro area were ranked among the world's 214 independent national economies, it would rank as the 17th largest economy in the world, just behind, among other countries, Mexico, Spain and Australia.

Year Gross Metropolitan Product
(in US$ billions)
2017 978.2
2016 934.3
2015 905.9
2014 864.6
2013 826.8
2012 765.7
2011 732.2
2010 726.6
2009 710.1
2008 741.3
2007 699.8
2006 677.9
2005 632.4
2004 595.1
2003 528.0
2002 502.1
2001 489.2
2000 493.7
1999 452.3

Source: U.S. Conference of Mayors. Also see the Bureau of Economic Analysis, U.S. Department of Commerce.


The Bureau of Economic Analysis reported that, 2015, Los Angeles County alone had a gross domestic product (GDP) of more than $656 billion. This placed Los Angeles County as the nations leading economic powerhouse county, but also ranked it ahead of all but nine U.S. states in GDP (California, Texas, Florida, Ohio, New York, Pennsylvania, and Illinois).