Fortune Magazine Top most profitable Industries

Industry Rank Industry 2007 % Growth in Profits

1 Pipelines 80.9
2 Electronics, Electrical Equipment 60.1
3 Packaging, Containers 49.8
4 Engineering, Construction 46.1
5 Airlines 33.8
6 Wholesalers: Health Care 31.4
7 Oil and Gas Equipment, Services 28.9
8 Entertainment 25.6
9 Network and Other Communications Equipment 23.7
10 Household and Personal Products 20.3
11 Medical Products and Equipment 20.3
12 Aerospace and Defense 19.9
13 Computers, Office Equipment 15.6
14 Hotels, Casinos, Resorts 15.0
15 Securities 13.1
16 Internet Services and Retailing 12.2
17 Wholesalers: Diversified 10.7
18 Real Estate 10.5
19 Energy 8.7
20 Health Care: Insurance and Managed Care 8.1
21 Food Consumer Products 7.7
22 Beverages 7.6
23 Pharmaceuticals 7.3
24 Industrial and Farm Equipment 7.1
25 Food and Drug Stores 6.9
26 Information Technology Services 6.1
27 Wholesalers: Electronics and Office Equipment 4.4
28 Specialty Retailers 3.4
29 Utilities: Gas and Electric 3.2
30 Automotive Retailing, Services 2.4
31 Telecommunications 2.2
32 Railroads 0.4
33 Chemicals -0.1
34 Metals -0.3
35 Petroleum Refining -0.7
36 Insurance: Life, Health (stock) -1.1
37 General Merchandisers -2.9
38 Insurance: Property and Casualty (stock) -6.1
39 Mining, Crude-Oil Production -9.1
40 Health Care: Pharmacy and Other Services -9.1
41 Food Services -11.1
42 Commercial Banks -11.2
43 Home Equipment, Furnishings -14.5
44 Motor Vehicles and Parts -18.0
45 Health Care: Medical Facilities -25.0
46 Semiconductors and Other Electronic Components -38.8
47 Publishing, Printing -47.2
48 Diversified Financials -50.6
49 Homebuilders -225.2

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Comment by Kunal on November 13, 2008 at 6:39pm
Thanks Lonnie, it would be interesting to see % for 2008

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