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 companies included in the calculation: 4467 (year 2018)

Ratio: Gross margin     Measure of center:

Industry title Year
2018 2017 2016 2015 2014 2013
All Industries 42.2% 41.7% 41% 41.2% 39.7% 38.5%
01 - Agricultural Production Crops (27) 30% 21.3% 23% 22.8% 22.7% 21.7%
02 - Agriculture production livestock and animal specialties (6) 44.4% 19.9% 19% 34% 21.5% 18.6%
07 - Agricultural Services (18) 32.1% 32% 30.4% 17.9% 23.2% 21.6%
08 - Forestry (2) 43.9% 41.9% 41.2% 40.3% 45% 43.9%
09 - Fishing, hunting, and trapping (7) 15.3% 22.4% 24.5% -8.6% -192.9% 38.8%
10 - Metal Mining (272) 30.2% 13.2% 18% 5% 3.8% 11.7%
12 - Coal Mining (28) 15.7% 18.9% 23.9% 19.6% 16.4% 36.1%
13 - Oil And Gas Extraction (492) 40.5% 31.6% 12.2% 16.7% 40.3% 39.9%
14 - Mining And Quarrying Of Nonmetallic Minerals, Except Fuels (41) 22.7% 25.1% 23.8% 22.6% 19.3% 22.2%
15 - Building Construction General Contractors And Operative Builders (48) 20.9% 20.6% 19.2% 19.8% 20.3% 18.8%
16 - Heavy Construction Other Than Building Construction Contractors (20) 12% 11.6% 11.8% 11.5% 12% 13.4%
17 - Construction Special Trade Contractors (33) 21.3% 16.7% 16.6% 17% 17.1% 16.2%
20 - Food And Kindred Products (190) 31.4% 31% 32.7% 30.9% 29.6% 32.9%
21 - Tobacco Products (21) 42.9% 43.7% 37.4% 29.2% 27.6% 44.5%
22 - Textile Mill Products (16) 28.4% 24.5% 23.4% 27.6% 17.9% 19%
23 - Apparel And Other Finished Products Made From Fabrics And Similar Materials (56) 45.8% 43.7% 45% 46.2% 43.4% 42.7%
24 - Lumber And Wood Products, Except Furniture (29) 21.2% 20.4% 20.8% 20.6% 18% 17.5%
25 - Furniture And Fixtures (29) 36.2% 35.3% 33.4% 31.9% 30.3% 31.5%
26 - Paper And Allied Products (41) 19.7% 20.3% 19.3% 21.5% 19.2% 19.3%
27 - Printing, Publishing, And Allied Industries (67) 42.8% 52% 57.6% 55.5% 47.7% 47.6%
28 - Chemicals And Allied Products (1076) 47.3% 46.5% 47.7% 48.3% 46.8% 46.4%
29 - Petroleum Refining And Related Industries (38) 11.8% 9.7% 10.5% 13.6% 9.8% 8.3%
30 - Rubber And Miscellaneous Plastics Products (54) 25.9% 30.4% 29.5% 26% 26.2% 25.1%
31 - Leather And Leather Products (16) 60.7% 58% 56.8% 59.4% 55.4% 55.1%
32 - Stone, Clay, Glass, And Concrete Products (31) 20.9% 24.5% 25.8% 21.3% 23.3% 20.6%
33 - Primary Metal Industries (60) 15.3% 13.7% 13.3% 13% 13.6% 11%
34 - Fabricated Metal Products, Except Machinery And Transportation Equipment (78) 27% 27.6% 30.6% 27.3% 26.1% 28.9%
35 - Industrial And Commercial Machinery And Computer Equipment (299) 34% 33.9% 32.3% 33.6% 33.8% 34.1%
36 - Electronic And Other Electrical Equipment And Components, Except Computer Equipment (487) 36.7% 34.8% 33.7% 33.4% 34.9% 34.9%
37 - Transportation Equipment (156) 17.8% 20.3% 20.9% 20.4% 18.9% 21.8%
38 - Measuring, Analyzing, And Controlling Instruments; Photographic, Medical And Optical Goods; Watches And Clocks (460) 51.8% 48.4% 47.1% 48% 49% 48.4%
39 - Miscellaneous Manufacturing Industries (70) 36.2% 31.6% 37.1% 35.9% 36.4% 33.5%
40 - Railroad Transportation (13) 89.1% 89% 89.7% 88.2% 78.3% 78.3%
42 - Motor Freight Transportation And Warehousing (31) 17.8% 77.2% 90.8% 76.6% 58.7% 48.3%
44 - Water Transportation (30) 34.1% 38.7% 41.5% 38.9% 24.1% 33.2%
45 - Transportation By Air (32) 52.7% 68.5% 72.7% 80.2% 64.8% 64.4%
46 - Pipelines, Except Natural Gas (26) 40.8% 48.4% 31.1% 34.2% 15.4% 37.9%
47 - Transportation Services (41) 33.4% 33.9% 25% 39.7% 34.9% 29.4%
48 - Communications (225) 44.7% 47.8% 50% 46.7% 49.6% 45.5%
49 - Electric, Gas, And Sanitary Services (310) 40.2% 44.5% 49.2% 43.2% 35.6% 39.3%
50 - Wholesale Trade-durable Goods (149) 24.2% 24.6% 26.3% 21.7% 21.8% 23.3%
51 - Wholesale Trade-non-durable Goods (123) 17.2% 17.3% 19.1% 18.5% 18.1% 16%
52 - Building Materials, Hardware, Garden Supply, And Mobile Home Dealers (20) 34.3% 33.6% 34.2% 34.3% 32.4% 40.6%
53 - General Merchandise Stores (30) 30.5% 31.6% 30.9% 33.8% 33.9% 33.4%
54 - Food Stores (32) 27.6% 26.6% 28.2% 28.6% 27.5% 27.2%
55 - Automotive Dealers And Gasoline Service Stations (38) 24.3% 24.7% 23.8% 23.4% 18.5% 17.4%
56 - Apparel And Accessory Stores (55) 35.5% 36.9% 37.1% 36.2% 35.4% 35.7%
57 - Home Furniture, Furnishings, And Equipment Stores (32) 35.8% 36.6% 37.6% 37.2% 38.1% 37.1%
58 - Eating And Drinking Places (109) 36.8% 38.2% 35.3% 34.3% 30.8% 33%
59 - Miscellaneous Retail (186) 34.1% 32.3% 34.1% 36.8% 34.8% 33.3%
60 - Depository Institutions (724) 97.2% 97.2% 96.6% 97% 96.6% 39.4%
61 - Non-depository Credit Institutions (125) 70% 67% 68.1% 73.2% 76.9% 69.3%
62 - Security And Commodity Brokers, Dealers, Exchanges, And Services (255) 50.2% 80.1% 90.9% 80.6% 77.5% 22.1%
63 - Insurance Carriers (186) 41.8% 40% 43.1% 45.3% 38.5% 50.1%
64 - Insurance Agents, Brokers, And Service (23) 30.7% 73.4% 74.8% 66.8% 68.3% 44.4%
65 - Real Estate (247) 43.1% 49.3% 70% 61% 54.8% 65.1%
67 - Holding And Other Investment Offices (849) 64.5% 68% 63.3% 65.5% 62.6% 61.2%
70 - Hotels, Rooming Houses, Camps, And Other Lodging Places (69) 42.8% 44.6% 46.3% 46.7% 43.9% 43%
72 - Personal Services (54) 36.2% 33.6% 36.3% 34.2% 32.4% 34.1%
73 - Business Services (1247) 57.5% 54.4% 56.2% 55.4% 52.9% 54.6%
75 - Automotive Repair, Services, And Parking (14) 43.7% 48.8% 61.6% 40.9% 63.1% 38.5%
76 - Miscellaneous Repair Services (8) 26.3% 19.7% 16.7% 10.7% 27% 21.4%
78 - Motion Pictures (61) 35.2% 35.4% 37% 41.3% 34.2% 40.5%
79 - Amusement And Recreation Services (85) 46.7% 46.7% 47.4% 48.7% 48.7% 65.3%
80 - Health Services (137) 36.6% 41.9% 38.8% 41.1% 40.7% 38.3%
82 - Educational Services (57) 49.8% 44.6% 43.9% 45.1% 53.8% 54.9%
83 - Social Services (7) 5.3% 47.4% 46.2% 35.8% 35% 46.5%
87 - Engineering, Accounting, Research, Management, And Related Services (189) 33.5% 36.9% 33.6% 33.6% 36.1% 32.9%
81 - Legal Services (2) 32.9% 30.1% 30% 31.6% 29% 28.2%
41 - Local And Suburban Transit And Interurban Highway Passenger Transportation (2) 28.2% 28.2% 28.2% 28.2% 29.5% 45%
99 - Nonclassifiable Establishments (9) 45% 45% 45% 45% 4.2% 17.1%

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