Gross margin - breakdown by industry

Gross profit margin (gross margin) is the ratio of gross profit (gross sales less cost of sales) to sales revenue.
Calculation: Gross profit margin = Gross profit / Revenue. More about gross margin.

Number of U.S. listed companies included in the calculation: 3610 (year 2020)

Ratio: Gross margin     Measure of center:

Industry title Year
2020 2019 2018 2017 2016 2015
01 - Agricultural Production Crops (27) 10.3% 40% 31.5% 20.7% 22.2% 22.8%
02 - Agriculture production livestock and animal specialties (6) 20.4% 8.5% 44.4% 19.9% 19% 34%
07 - Agricultural Services (18) 21.7% 62.8% 25.6% 32% 30.4% 17.9%
10 - Metal Mining (272) 8.7% 21.6% 30.2% 13.2% 13.4% 9.2%
12 - Coal Mining (28) 9.1% 23.5% 15.7% 18.9% 23.9% 19.6%
13 - Oil And Gas Extraction (492) 13% 24.9% 41.2% 31.6% 12.3% 17.2%
14 - Mining And Quarrying Of Nonmetallic Minerals, Except Fuels (41) 24.6% 25% 22.6% 25.1% 23.8% 22.6%
15 - Building Construction General Contractors And Operative Builders (48) 24.4% 23% 20.9% 20.6% 19.2% 19.8%
16 - Heavy Construction Other Than Building Construction Contractors (20) 12.1% 12.6% 11.7% 11.6% 11.8% 11.5%
17 - Construction Special Trade Contractors (33) 18.7% 19.3% 20.4% 16.7% 16.6% 17%
20 - Food And Kindred Products (190) 31% 32.3% 31.4% 33.4% 32.7% 30.8%
21 - Tobacco Products (21) 44.2% 36.7% 42.9% 43.7% 37.4% 29.2%
22 - Textile Mill Products (16) 25.4% 24.9% 28.4% 24.5% 23.4% 27.6%
23 - Apparel And Other Finished Products Made From Fabrics And Similar Materials (56) 48.3% 46.9% 45.8% 44.3% 45% 47.3%
24 - Lumber And Wood Products, Except Furniture (29) 22% 20.4% 21.2% 20.4% 20.8% 20.6%
25 - Furniture And Fixtures (29) 36.9% 39.2% 36.2% 35.6% 34.7% 32%
26 - Paper And Allied Products (41) 17.3% 19.2% 19.7% 19.3% 19.2% 21.5%
27 - Printing, Publishing, And Allied Industries (67) 42.1% 49.6% 45.1% 52.7% 57.1% 55.5%
28 - Chemicals And Allied Products (1076) 54.8% 53.5% 48.1% 46.9% 47.9% 48.9%
29 - Petroleum Refining And Related Industries (38) 5.1% 12.4% 10.9% 9.5% 11% 13%
30 - Rubber And Miscellaneous Plastics Products (54) 30.9% 30.5% 27.1% 31.5% 29.5% 26%
31 - Leather And Leather Products (16) 44.4% 44.2% 60.7% 58% 58% 59.4%
32 - Stone, Clay, Glass, And Concrete Products (31) 22.8% 19.9% 20.9% 24.4% 25.8% 21.3%
33 - Primary Metal Industries (60) 14.1% 15.2% 15.3% 13.7% 13.3% 13%
34 - Fabricated Metal Products, Except Machinery And Transportation Equipment (78) 29.5% 26.8% 27.3% 27.6% 30.6% 27.4%
35 - Industrial And Commercial Machinery And Computer Equipment (299) 32.8% 34.8% 34% 33.9% 32.3% 33.6%
36 - Electronic And Other Electrical Equipment And Components, Except Computer Equipment (487) 37.9% 36.1% 36.8% 34.8% 33.6% 33.4%
37 - Transportation Equipment (156) 18.4% 17.9% 18.5% 21.6% 21.1% 21.2%
38 - Measuring, Analyzing, And Controlling Instruments; Photographic, Medical And Optical Goods; Watches And Clocks (460) 53.4% 52% 51.8% 48.2% 46.8% 48.1%
39 - Miscellaneous Manufacturing Industries (70) 39.8% 39.9% 36.3% 31.6% 37% 35.7%
40 - Railroad Transportation (13) 89.8% 88.4% 89.1% 89% 89.7% 88.2%
42 - Motor Freight Transportation And Warehousing (31) 12.9% 13.1% 17.8% 77.2% 90.8% 75.5%
44 - Water Transportation (30) -7.5% 30.8% 34.1% 38.7% 41.5% 38.7%
45 - Transportation By Air (32) 27.6% 34.5% 52.7% 68.5% 72.7% 80.2%
46 - Pipelines, Except Natural Gas (26) 40.7% 43.9% 40.8% 48.4% 31.1% 34.2%
47 - Transportation Services (41) 15.3% 23.1% 33.4% 28.2% 25% 50.7%
48 - Communications (225) 54.1% 52.1% 44.7% 44.6% 49.8% 46.7%
49 - Electric, Gas, And Sanitary Services (310) 39.3% 39.3% 39.5% 44.5% 49.3% 43%
50 - Wholesale Trade-durable Goods (149) 24.4% 24.4% 24.7% 25.2% 26.6% 21.7%
51 - Wholesale Trade-non-durable Goods (123) 18.1% 17.6% 17.1% 18.1% 20% 19.2%
52 - Building Materials, Hardware, Garden Supply, And Mobile Home Dealers (20) 35.4% 34.2% 34.3% 33.6% 34.2% 34.3%
53 - General Merchandise Stores (30) 30.5% 32.7% 30.6% 31.6% 30.9% 33.8%
54 - Food Stores (32) 28.1% 27.1% 27.6% 26.7% 28.2% 28.6%
55 - Automotive Dealers And Gasoline Service Stations (38) 18.5% 21.7% 24.3% 24.7% 23.8% 23.8%
56 - Apparel And Accessory Stores (55) 31.5% 34.5% 35.5% 36.9% 36.7% 36.6%
57 - Home Furniture, Furnishings, And Equipment Stores (32) 37.3% 36.3% 35.8% 36.6% 37.6% 37.2%
58 - Eating And Drinking Places (109) 40.5% 35.7% 38.3% 40.1% 37.1% 34.3%
59 - Miscellaneous Retail (186) 31.8% 30.5% 33.6% 32.3% 34.3% 36.8%
60 - Depository Institutions (724) 90.1% 97.4% 97.2% 97.2% 96.7% 97%
61 - Non-depository Credit Institutions (125) 76% 68.1% 70.8% 67.7% 70.6% 73.6%
62 - Security And Commodity Brokers, Dealers, Exchanges, And Services (255) 51.8% 49.1% 52.5% 79.3% 90.4% 78.9%
63 - Insurance Carriers (186) 35.9% 38.5% 42.2% 40% 43.1% 45.3%
64 - Insurance Agents, Brokers, And Service (23) 29.4% 27.3% 30.7% 73.4% 74.8% 66.8%
65 - Real Estate (247) 37.5% 48.7% 44% 49.4% 70.3% 62.8%
67 - Holding And Other Investment Offices (849) 53.5% 54.6% 64.5% 67.8% 62.8% 65%
70 - Hotels, Rooming Houses, Camps, And Other Lodging Places (69) 38.3% 43.5% 42.8% 44.6% 46.3% 46.7%
72 - Personal Services (54) 38.3% 28.9% 36.7% 33.6% 34.5% 34%
73 - Business Services (1247) 56.8% 57.2% 56.9% 54.4% 56.3% 55.2%
75 - Automotive Repair, Services, And Parking (14) 34% 43.9% 43.7% 48.8% 61.6% 40.9%
76 - Miscellaneous Repair Services (8) -112.9% 22.5% 23.2% 19.7% 16.7% 10.7%
78 - Motion Pictures (61) 22.5% 31.7% 36.9% 35.4% 37% 41%
79 - Amusement And Recreation Services (85) 42.6% 46.1% 46.7% 46.7% 48.4% 48.3%
80 - Health Services (137) 33.7% 36% 36.6% 41.9% 38.8% 41.1%
81 - Legal Services (2) 27.1% 29.6% 29.6% 30.1% 30% 31.6%
82 - Educational Services (57) 53.8% 50.7% 46.1% 43% 44% 45.1%
83 - Social Services (7) 20.1% 25.4% 5.3% 47.4% 46.2% 35.8%
87 - Engineering, Accounting, Research, Management, And Related Services (189) 31.5% 33.7% 31.4% 34.3% 32.7% 33.6%
89 - Miscellaneous Services (3) 18.9% 24.1% 25.3% 23.8% 18.5% 19.5%
All Industries 41.5% 42.2% 42.2% 41.7% 41% 41.2%
08 - Forestry (2) 41.2% 28% 43.9% 41.9% 41.2% 40.3%
09 - Fishing, hunting, and trapping (7) 40.3% -892.8% 15.3% 22.4% 24.5% -8.6%
41 - Local And Suburban Transit And Interurban Highway Passenger Transportation (2) -8.6% -8.6% -8.6% -8.6% -8.6% -8.6%
99 - Nonclassifiable Establishments (9) -8.6% -8.6% -8.6% -8.6% -8.6% -8.6%

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