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Gross Domestic Product

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With an economic gross domestic product of more than $726 billion in 2019, Los Angeles County contributes 26 percent of California's gross state product. The county ranks first among the nation's counties for gross domestic product and has a larger output than all but five U.S. states (California, Texas, New York, Florida, Illinois). If the Los Angeles County were an independent nation, ranked among the world's 214 independent national economies, it would rank as the world's 18th largest economy. It has a larger gross output than, among many others, Saudi Arabia, Switzerland, Thailand or Sweden.


Year Real GDP (in thousands of chained 2012 dollars) Current-dollar GDP (in thousands of current dollars)
2019 $726,943,301 $819,446,415
2018 $708,846,321 $784,709,193
2017 $697,593,991 $755,617,399
2016 $674,110,134 $719,254,061
2015 $658,688,546 $693,677,247
2014 $628,691,886 $650,900,997
2013 $606,797,978 $617,665,675
Year Real GDP (in thousands of chained 2012 dollars) Current-dollar GDP (in thousands of current dollars)
2012 $592,432,839 $592,432,839
2011 $586,247,485 $573,273,776
2010 $574,263,725 $552,228,768
2009 $562,487,797 $535,265,666
2008 $589,103,804 $555,858,096
2007 $578,286,981 $538,325,814
2006 $572,012,870 $519,410,971
Year Real GDP (in thousands of chained 2012 dollars) Current-dollar GDP (in thousands of current dollars)
2005 $548,417,062 $486,053,719
2004 $531,883,740 $459,726,567
2003 $512,881,202 $432,678,180
2002 $490,762,578 $408,655,778
2001 $477,951,350 $392,137,101

Source: Bureau of Economic Analysis, U.S. Department of Commerce.