U.S. Comparative Sector Performance

October 2003
U.S. Industry Quarterly Review: Industrial Outlook;2003 4th Quarter, p1
Industry Profile
Industry Overview
This article presents information on the comparative industrial sector performance in the United States. Despite sluggishness during the first half of the year 2003, business confidence improved and manufacturing began to expand during the fall and continued through year's end. Through much of 2003, energy issues were at the forefront. Therefore, it should not be surprising that 5 of the top 12 industries with the largest growth in current dollar revenues were energy related. Natural gas distribution (ranked first), utilities (fourth), and oil and gas extraction (fifth) have seen sharp revenue increases due to higher prices.


Related Articles

  • Energy Boom. Polzin, Paul E. // Montana Business Quarterly;Autumn2014, Vol. 52 Issue 3, p6 

    The article discusses the positive impact of the increased energy-related activity on the U.S. economy and some stagnant regional economies. Topics covered include the total nonfarm employment in the country, the improved employment in the oil and gas industry, and the average annual wage in the...

  • LNG's long-haul role will hinge on the price of crude. Cullen, David // Fleet Owner Blog;5/ 2/2013, p7 

    The article discusses the effect of crude oil prices on the trend on liquefied natural gas (LNG) competitiveness in the U.S. It mentions that crude oil prices affect the prices of LNG. According to the author, the fixed costs for liquefaction of incoming pipeline gaseous natural gas could be...

  • Can U.S. Oil Production Survive the 20th Century? Lamb, Russell L.; Wilkerson, Chad R. // Economic Review (01612387);1999 1st Quarter, Vol. 84 Issue 1, p51 

    Discusses whether oil production in the United States (US) can survive the 20th century. Importance of the oil industry to the US economy. Effect of world oil price declines to US oil production; Outlook for world oil demand.

  • Domestic Petroleum Industry Faces a Severe Depression. RICHARDS, DON // Chemical Market Reporter;02/08/99, Vol. 255 Issue 6, p6 

    Presents a market outlook for the petroleum industry of the United States in 1999. Proposed government budget for the industry; Job cuts planned by several petrochemical companies; Oil and gas exploration activities in the industry.

  • Preparing for the Next Oil Crisis. Waddell, Bill // Business Forum;Spring87, Vol. 12 Issue 2, p32 

    Reports on key issues and developments relevant to the economic implications of the oil crisis on the U.S. economy compiled as of March 1987. Extent of the demand for oil; Factors affecting oil supply; Trends for oil pricing; Options for limiting demand or increasing oil supply; Policy...

  • Conservation's fruit. Schmidt, Victor // Offshore;Jun99, Vol. 59 Issue 6, p32 

    Reports on the impact of the oil situation in 1970s on the United States (US) business. Reason oil is less important in the US economy; Details on the move of the US economy into service-oriented work.

  • Strange relationships: Big oil needs to be checked, not cheered. Harris, Jr., Edward J. // New York Amsterdam News;6/10/2010, Vol. 101 Issue 24, p12 

    In this article, the author discusses the impact of the dependence of the U.S. on petroleum trade on the economy and business enterprises.

  • OIL PRODUCERS ENJOY BIG PROFITS.  // Overdrive;Dec2000, Vol. 40 Issue 12, p17 

    Reports on United States-based petroleum companies' financial performance in the third quarter of the year 2000. Increase in earnings of oil companies.

  • A thaw in the ice? Reid, Keith // National Petroleum News;May/Jun2009, Vol. 101 Issue 5, p4 

    The article discusses the economic condition in the U.S., particularly in the petroleum industry.


Read the Article


Sorry, but this item is not currently available from your library.

Try another library?
Sign out of this library

Other Topics