Table 3-3 - Major Societal Functions in GDP

Table 3-3 - Major Societal Functions in GDP

(Current $ billions)

Societal function 1992 1997
GDP 6,244 8,111
Housing 1,469 1,969
Health 880 1,151
Food 803 956
Transportation 669 905
Education 428 559
Other 1,995 2,572
Percent    
GDP 100.0 100.0
Housing 23.5 24.3
Health 14.1 14.2
Food 12.9 11.8
Transportation 10.7 11.2
Education 6.9 6.9
Other 32.0 31.7

KEY: GDP = Gross Domestic Product.

NOTE: Percentages may not add due to rounding.

SOURCES: U.S. Department of Commerce, Bureau of Economic Analysis, Survey of Current Business, various issues, 1998, National Income and Product Accounts tables.