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: 4463 (year 2018)

Ratio: Gross margin     Measure of center:

Industry title Year
2018 2017 2016 2015 2014 2013
All Industries 70.6% 60.8% 61% 60.3% 58% 58.9%
01 - Agricultural Production Crops (27) 69.5% 21.6% 24.3% 23.1% 21.5% 25.1%
02 - Agriculture production livestock and animal specialties (6) 64.1% 24% 19.6% 23.3% 22.1% 15%
07 - Agricultural Services (18) 25.6% 29.2% 76.4% 12% 40.1% 83%
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% 10.7% -192.9% 38.8%
10 - Metal Mining (272) 53.4% 56.5% 44.5% 56.8% 41.2% 63.3%
12 - Coal Mining (28) 100% 94.3% 95.9% 97.6% 97.3% 84.7%
13 - Oil And Gas Extraction (492) 100% 69.6% 65.5% 64.7% 72% 68.5%
14 - Mining And Quarrying Of Nonmetallic Minerals, Except Fuels (41) 29.8% 27% 27.1% 24.1% 24.6% 23.1%
15 - Building Construction General Contractors And Operative Builders (48) 24% 21.9% 22.7% 23.2% 26.3% 34.6%
16 - Heavy Construction Other Than Building Construction Contractors (20) 11.4% 11.6% 11.8% 11.5% 12.8% 13.4%
17 - Construction Special Trade Contractors (33) 24.2% 18.7% 17.4% 19.3% 17.9% 17.2%
20 - Food And Kindred Products (190) 33.4% 36.2% 35.8% 30.6% 29.8% 33.5%
21 - Tobacco Products (21) 45.6% 45.2% 39.7% 29.2% 27.6% 44.5%
22 - Textile Mill Products (16) 28.8% 26.3% 24% 29.1% 19.2% 26.3%
23 - Apparel And Other Finished Products Made From Fabrics And Similar Materials (56) 49.5% 44.9% 47.5% 48.4% 46.3% 45.4%
24 - Lumber And Wood Products, Except Furniture (29) 23.2% 20.7% 20.6% 20.7% 18.5% 17.7%
25 - Furniture And Fixtures (29) 37% 35.3% 33.4% 32.1% 31.4% 31.6%
26 - Paper And Allied Products (41) 25.1% 21.6% 19.5% 21.7% 19.7% 19.6%
27 - Printing, Publishing, And Allied Industries (67) 58.7% 67.2% 78.4% 66.4% 61.2% 62.4%
28 - Chemicals And Allied Products (1076) 83.7% 76.6% 74.5% 71.2% 65.7% 66.8%
29 - Petroleum Refining And Related Industries (38) 16.3% 17% 21.4% 25.2% 13.6% 11.9%
30 - Rubber And Miscellaneous Plastics Products (54) 31.3% 30.9% 29.8% 27.3% 26.8% 28.7%
31 - Leather And Leather Products (16) 59% 55.9% 56.8% 59.5% 55.4% 55.1%
32 - Stone, Clay, Glass, And Concrete Products (31) 19.3% 20.9% 24.3% 21.1% 23.7% 20.6%
33 - Primary Metal Industries (60) 21.7% 15.4% 15.8% 14.3% 15.4% 13.7%
34 - Fabricated Metal Products, Except Machinery And Transportation Equipment (78) 27.6% 29.1% 32.2% 30.4% 29.4% 29.9%
35 - Industrial And Commercial Machinery And Computer Equipment (299) 36.1% 34.7% 32.7% 34.2% 34.6% 34.9%
36 - Electronic And Other Electrical Equipment And Components, Except Computer Equipment (487) 38.8% 37.1% 35.6% 34.4% 35.7% 36.7%
37 - Transportation Equipment (156) 18.8% 21.2% 22.3% 21.2% 19.5% 22.2%
38 - Measuring, Analyzing, And Controlling Instruments; Photographic, Medical And Optical Goods; Watches And Clocks (460) 54.7% 52.2% 50.4% 52.5% 50.9% 52%
39 - Miscellaneous Manufacturing Industries (70) 36.3% 31.6% 42.4% 38.1% 40.4% 35.3%
40 - Railroad Transportation (13) 90.5% 90.9% 89.7% 88.5% 80.3% 79.3%
42 - Motor Freight Transportation And Warehousing (31) 93.8% 91.5% 93.5% 91.4% 73.8% 71.5%
44 - Water Transportation (30) 98.2% 96.7% 94.1% 96.4% 100% 100%
45 - Transportation By Air (32) 74% 88.2% 87% 83.4% 67.9% 68.8%
46 - Pipelines, Except Natural Gas (26) 72.5% 71.7% 57.7% 58% 42.8% 51.3%
47 - Transportation Services (41) 52.2% 49.9% 45% 53.5% 72.1% 75.7%
48 - Communications (225) 83.3% 76.9% 68.9% 69.9% 66.7% 60.4%
49 - Electric, Gas, And Sanitary Services (310) 88.4% 71.7% 73.3% 68.9% 60.2% 61.1%
50 - Wholesale Trade-durable Goods (149) 27.2% 25.3% 24.5% 21.8% 22.7% 24.3%
51 - Wholesale Trade-non-durable Goods (123) 21.4% 18.3% 22.1% 25.6% 23.3% 20.7%
52 - Building Materials, Hardware, Garden Supply, And Mobile Home Dealers (20) 34.3% 34.1% 34.2% 34.3% 34.5% 40.7%
53 - General Merchandise Stores (30) 30.4% 31.6% 32.7% 35.1% 34.6% 33.5%
54 - Food Stores (32) 29.9% 27% 28.2% 28.1% 27.1% 26.3%
55 - Automotive Dealers And Gasoline Service Stations (38) 25.3% 24.7% 22.4% 22.7% 18.5% 16.7%
56 - Apparel And Accessory Stores (55) 35.8% 38% 37.6% 36.6% 36.7% 36.1%
57 - Home Furniture, Furnishings, And Equipment Stores (32) 37% 36.5% 37.8% 37.2% 38.3% 37.6%
58 - Eating And Drinking Places (109) 77.2% 67.3% 67.1% 67.3% 66.4% 66.8%
59 - Miscellaneous Retail (186) 37.1% 35% 36.8% 37.5% 36.2% 35.6%
60 - Depository Institutions (724) 97.5% 97.7% 97.3% 97.6% 97.6% 96.7%
61 - Non-depository Credit Institutions (125) 93.7% 96.2% 97.3% 94.3% 93.8% 93.6%
62 - Security And Commodity Brokers, Dealers, Exchanges, And Services (255) 100% 100% 100% 100% 100% 100%
63 - Insurance Carriers (186) 44.6% 44.7% 45.4% 49.3% 69.4% 69.9%
64 - Insurance Agents, Brokers, And Service (23) 100% 100% 99.2% 100% 97.3% 87.8%
65 - Real Estate (247) 96.9% 95.1% 95.5% 98.9% 87.1% 95.2%
67 - Holding And Other Investment Offices (849) 93.7% 87.3% 86.2% 87.8% 80.3% 79.4%
70 - Hotels, Rooming Houses, Camps, And Other Lodging Places (69) 100% 53.4% 60.9% 53.6% 50.7% 51.9%
72 - Personal Services (54) 33% 48.2% 44.2% 49.3% 54.2% 58.1%
73 - Business Services (1247) 67.2% 62.5% 64.5% 63.4% 62.9% 62.7%
75 - Automotive Repair, Services, And Parking (14) 59.9% 48.8% 69% 52.1% 69.8% 50.8%
76 - Miscellaneous Repair Services (8) 62.7% 25.8% 22.1% 10.6% 30.6% 20.1%
78 - Motion Pictures (61) 100% 75.8% 76.4% 88% 66.1% 66.3%
79 - Amusement And Recreation Services (85) 100% 80.8% 78.5% 80.1% 89.2% 92.5%
80 - Health Services (137) 71.9% 73.6% 60.9% 63.1% 56.1% 55%
81 - Legal Services (2) 100% 30.1% 30% 31.6% 29% 64.1%
82 - Educational Services (57) 52.4% 50.6% 49.9% 54.9% 58.6% 68.2%
83 - Social Services (7) 5.3% 36.1% 60.8% 35.8% 46.8% 46.5%
87 - Engineering, Accounting, Research, Management, And Related Services (189) 57% 50.3% 43% 39.1% 38.1% 43.6%
41 - Local And Suburban Transit And Interurban Highway Passenger Transportation (2) 0% 0% 0% 100% 29.5% 45%
99 - Nonclassifiable Establishments (9) 0% 0% 0% 0% 4.3% 18.9%

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