Iowa's real gross domestic product grew by 2.9 percent in 2013, according to statistics released today by the U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis.

That was the 11th-highest percentage growth in the nation. Overall, Iowa had a real GDP of $150.5 billion in 2013, up from $146.3 billion in 2012.

 

The agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting industry contributed to real GDP growth in 49 states, and was among the largest contributors to growth in plains states such as Iowa, the bureau said in a news release.

 

North Dakota led the nation in growth at 9.7 percent. In states surrounding Iowa, South Dakota had 3.1 percent growth, Nebraska had 1.9 percent growth, Missouri had 0.8 percent growth, Minnesota had 2.8 percent growth, Wisconsin had 1.7 percent growth, and Illinois had 0.9 percent growth.

 

Real GDP is an inflation-adjusted measure of each state's production based on national prices for goods and services produced within the state.

 

For more information on Iowa's data, click here.