Los Angeles metro area - GDP by industry 2018

This graph shows the GDP of the Los Angeles metro area in 2018, by industry. In 2018, its GDP amounted to about 941.06 billion U.S. dollars. About 89.5 billion U.S. dollars were generated by the manufacturing industry.

The overall quarterly GDP growth in the United States can be found here.

Gross domestic product of Los Angeles

With a population of over 3.9 million inhabitants in 2011, Los Angeles is the second largest city in America, following only New York. The Los Angeles metro area also ranked second among U.S. metro areas in terms of gross metropolitan product, second again only to New York City metro area, which came in with a GMP of USD 1.287 trillion to Los Angeles’ 755 billion USD in 2011. Chicago metro area ranked third with GMP of 547 billion U.S. dollars. Washington metro area ranked fourth with 434 billion U.S. dollars in 2011. Additional detailed statistics about GDP and GMP in the United States is available here.

Despite Los Angeles’ high GDP, L.A. did not do as well as some cities in terms of median household income. Los Angeles ranked 11th with a median household income of 48,466 U.S. dollars annually in 2013. This was lower than the median household income of the United States in 2013, which came in at 51,939 U.S. dollars annually.

Located in Southern California, Los Angeles is home to Hollywood, the famous epicenter of the U.S. film and television industries. The United States is one of the leading film markets worldwide, producing 817 films in 2011, many of them produced by Hollywood-based studios. In 2012, movie ticket sales in North America generated over 10.8 billion U.S. dollars in box office revenue. Famous Hollywood actresses earn millions annually, with the best paid, Angelina Jolie, earning 33 million U.S. dollars between June 2012 and June 2013. Second on the list was Jennifer Lawrence with earnings of 26 million U.S. dollars.

GDP of the Los Angeles metro area in 2018, by industry

GDP in million chained 2012 U.S. dollars
Exclusive Premium statistic

You need a Premium Account for unlimited access.

  • Full access to 1m statistics

  • Incl. source references

  • Available to download in PNG, PDF, XLS format

Premium Account

only $59 / month *
*Duration: 12 months, billed annually, single license

Access to this and all other statistics on 80,000 topics from

$708 / Year

Show detailed source information?
Register for free
Already a member?
Log in

Release date

December 2019


United States

Survey time period


Supplementary notes

The Los Angeles metropolitan area, also known as Metropolitan Los Angeles or the Southland, is the 13th largest metropolitan area in the world and the second-largest metropolitan area in the United States. The metropolitan area is defined by the United States Census Bureau as the Los Angeles-Long Beach-Santa Ana metropolitan area. This area consists of Los Angeles and Orange counties.

Statista Accounts: Access All Statistics. Starting from $708 / Year
Basic Account
Get to know the platform

You only have access to basic statistics.
This statistic is not included in your account!

Premium Account
Your perfect start with Statista
  • Instant access to 1m statistics
  • Download in XLS, PDF & PNG format
  • Detailed references

$59 / Month *

Corporate Account
Full access

Corporate solution including all features.

* All products require an annual contract.
   Prices do not include sales tax.

Statistics on "Gross Domestic Product (GDP) of the U.S."

Statista Accounts: Access All Statistics. Starting from $708 / Year
Learn more about how Statista can support your business.