Top lobbying industries in the United States in 2016, by total lobbying spending (in million U.S. dollars)

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Spending in million U.S. dollars
Pharmaceuticals/Health Products 244.1
Insurance 146.66
Business Associations 143.53
Electronics Mfg & Equip 119.43
Oil & Gas 117.52
Electric Utilities 113.68
Real Estate 103.74
Securities & Investment 95
Hospitals/Nursing Homes 94
Telecom Services 87.6
Air Transport 85.8
Health Professionals 83.64
Misc Manufacturing & Distributing 78.86
Health Services/HMOs 75.54
Education 73.1
Defense Aerospace 73.06
Civil Servants/Public Officials 68.89
Automotive 61.68
TV/Movies/Music 59.97
Commercial Banks 59.67

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This statistic shows the top lobbying industries in the United States in 2016, by total lobbying spending. In 2016, Pharmaceutical and Health Products was the top industry, with lobbying spending amounting to around 244.1 million U.S. dollars. The total amount of money spent on lobbying in the United States was 3.15 billion U.S. dollars.
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March 2017
United States
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