Consumer food services industries are among the fastest growing sectors in the U.S. according to new data released by the U-S.
Department of Agriculture.
While consumer staples is growing, consumer foodservices is the fastest-growing industry in the country, with growth rates of nearly 8 percent in 2016, according to the USDA.
Consumer staples grew 7.9 percent in the year ending March, according the USDA, while consumer food service growth was a little over 1 percent.
The consumer food sector accounted for more than 9 percent of the U toS.
gross domestic product in 2016.
The USDA also reports that the sector grew nearly 1 percent in rural areas in 2016 compared to a year earlier.
Consumer energy sources grew 8.5 percent in 2017, while household appliances grew 7 percent.
Consumers were more likely to rely on home heating and cooling in 2017 than in 2016 when consumers were more apt to rely more on appliances.
Energy sources include petroleum, natural gas, coal, natural petroleum, electric power, and natural gas-fired power.
Natural gas and electricity account for roughly 75 percent of all electricity consumed in the United States.
Electricity generation grew at a slower rate in 2017 compared to 2016, with a 1.2 percent growth in renewables, while coal-fired generation rose by just 0.4 percent.
Energy sources accounted for 37 percent of total electricity consumed by the US in 2016 and 38 percent in 2020.
In addition to the overall consumer staples industry growth, the USDA reports that agriculture is also growing, especially in the agricultural sector.
The USDA reports the agriculture sector increased by 6.1 percent in real estate and real estate related services, which includes real estate brokerage and realty services, farming, and farming related services.
Agriculture services grew 7 million in the first nine months of 2017, up from 6.7 million the first quarter of 2017.
The increase was primarily due to the fact that more than 1.4 million agricultural occupations were added in 2017.
Agri-Foodservice jobs were added at a much faster pace than other industries, with employment in agri-food services increasing by 7.7 percent in Q1 2017 compared with Q1 2016.
In fact, the agriculture services sector accounted to about 11 percent of employment in 2017 as opposed to 9.6 percent in FY 2016.
Agribusiness services was also a big growth sector in the agriculture-related services sector, growing by 1.6 million jobs in 2017 and more than 5.3 million in FY 2017.
Farmers, ranchers, and fishermen added jobs at a faster pace in the agri-food service sector than in any other sector, with agri‑food services employing about 7.5 million people in the US as opposed for example, to 2.4 for the other agriculture- related services sector.
The number of workers employed in agribusier services grew by almost 15 percent from FY 2016 to FY 2017, representing about 16 percent of labor force in agriculture.
The agribUSDA report says that the agribUSTSA workforce increased by 9,000 people in 2017 with the addition of more than 6,500 new jobs in agrotechnical, food service, retail, and hospitality.
Agra-Foodservices employment grew by 9.5,000 in 2017 while agriculture employment grew 7,000.
The agriUSDA reports that more people in agriculture were employed in agriculture related services than in other industries in 2017 due to more jobs in agriculture-based occupations.
Agrian-Food Service jobs were more concentrated in metropolitan areas and urban areas than the other industries.
Rural areas added nearly 6,000 jobs in the food service sector and urban centers added about 3,500 jobs.
The agriculture-industry jobs reported by the USDA were predominantly in agriculture, which is the most important industry for the agriculture industry, according a report from the USDA last year.
The report says agricultural employment grew 12.6 times faster than the labor force of all other sectors in 2016 but grew by just 1.7 times in 2017 when labor force grew by 8.4 times.