Abbeville County vs. South Carolina
Comparative Trends Analysis:
Gross Domestic Product Growth and Change, 2001-2020
Introduction
Abbeville County vs. South Carolina
Abbeville County:
2020 GDP = $635,308K
2020 Percent of State = 0.3%
South Carolina:
2020 GDP = $244,881,712K
2020 Percent of U.S. = 1.2%
Nationally, GDP (Gross Domestic Product) is widely regarded as the foremost blue-chip barometer for tracking and calibrating the economic performance of the economy nationwide. Like its closely followed national counterpart, the GDP of Abbeville County is the most comprehensive measure of output of all goods and services produced by labor and property located within Abbeville County. It is a market valuation of the goods and services-both private and public-produced within a regional economy.
Unlike the widely and frequently reported employment and job numbers that measure labor as one of the units of input into production, GDP is a valuation of the output. Also, while County Personal Income is representative of the "purchasing power" of those that reside within a county, think of Gross Domestic Product as representative of the "producing power" of that county.
For a more detailed and technical explanation of Gross Domestic Product (GDP) by County compiled by the Regional Product Branch of Bureau of Economic Analysis please refer to the A Primer on Local Area Gross Domestic Product Methodology article found on the BEA website.

BEA: Definition

GDP by county is the county counterpart of the Nation's gross domestic product (GDP), the Bureau's featured and most comprehensive measure of U.S. economic activity. GDP by county is derived as the sum of the GDP originating in all the industries in a county.

The statistics of real GDP by county are prepared in chained (2012) dollars. Real GDP by county is an inflation-adjusted measure of each county's gross product that is based on national prices for the goods and services produced within that county. The statistics of real GDP by county and of quantity indexes with a base year of 2012 were derived by applying national chain-type price indexes to the current-dollar GDP-by-county values for the 64 detailed NAICS-based industries for 1997 forward.

The chain-type index formula that is used in the national accounts is then used to calculate the values of total real GDP by county and of real GDP by county at more aggregated industry levels. Real GDP by county may reflect a substantial volume of output that is sold to other counties and regions. To the extent that a county's output is produced and sold in national markets at relatively uniform prices (or sold locally at national prices), real GDP by state captures the differences across states that reflect the relative differences in the mix of goods and services that the counties produce. However, real GDP by county does not capture geographic differences in the prices of goods and services that are produced and sold locally.

United States. Bureau of Economic Analysis, Regional Product Division.
BEA News Release (GDP by State). 2013. Web.
https://www.bea.gov/data/gdp/gdp-state.

BEA: Relation of GDP by county to U.S. Gross Domestic Product (GDP)

An industry's GDP by county, or its value added, in practice, is calculated as the sum of incomes earned by labor and capital and the costs incurred in the production of goods and services. That is, it includes the wages and salaries that workers earn, the income earned by individual or joint entrepreneurs as well as by corporations, and business taxes such as sales, property, and Federal excise taxes that count as a business expense.

GDP is calculated as the sum of what consumers, businesses, and government spend on final goods and services, plus investment and net foreign trade. In theory, incomes earned should equal what is spent, but due to different data sources, income earned, usually referred to as gross domestic income (GDI), does not always equal what is spent (GDP). The difference is referred to as the "statistical discrepancy."

Starting with the 2004 comprehensive revision, BEA's annual industry accounts and its GDP-by-county accounts allocate the statistical discrepancy across all private-sector industries. Therefore, the GDP-by-county statistics are now conceptually more similar to the GDP statistics in the national accounts than they had been in the past.

U.S. real GDP by county for the advance year, 2012, may differ from the Annual Industry Accounts' GDP by industry and, hence NIPA (National Income and Product Account) GDP, because of different sources and vintages of data used to estimate GDP by state and NIPA GDP. For the revised years of 2009-2011, U.S. GDP by county is nearly identical to GDP by industry except for small differences resulting from the GDP-by-county accounts' exclusion of overseas Federal military and civilian activity (because it cannot be attributed to a particular state). The GDP-by-industry statistics are identical to those from the 2012 annual revision of the NIPAs, released in July 2012. However, because of revisions since July 2012, GDP in the NIPAs may differ from U.S. GDP by county.

United States. Bureau of Economic Analysis, Regional Product Division.
BEA News Release (GDP by State). 2013. Web.
https://www.bea.gov/data/gdp/gdp-state.

Abbeville County Gross Domestic Product, 2002-2020
Current vs. Chained 2012 Dollars (Millions)
Abbeville County Gross Domestic Product, 2002-2020
Current vs. Chained 2012 Dollars (Millions)
Figure 1.
Figure 1 depicts Abbeville County's annual gross domestic product over 2002-2020 in current and constant (chained 2012) dollars. Constant dollar measurements remove the effects of inflation. They allow for comparison of changes in the real total good and services output of Abbeville County over time.
When measured in current dollars, Abbeville County's GDP increased 39.3%, from $456M in 2002 to $635M in 2020. When measured in constant 2012 dollars to adjust for inflation, it advanced 0.9%, from $557M in 2002 to $562M in 2020.
Real Gross Domestic Product, 2001-2020 (Millions)
Real Gross Domestic Product, 2001-2020 (Millions)
Figure 2.
Figure 2 traces Abbeville County's and South Carolina's annual real gross domestic product for the period 2001-2020 to illustrate real gross domestic product patterns over time. During this 20-year period, Abbeville County's real gross domestic product dropped from $604M in 2001 to $562M in 2020, for a net loss of ($42)M, or -6.9%. In comparison, South Carolina's real GDP increased from $151,016M in 2001 to $208,480M in 2020, for a net gain of $57,465M, or 38.1%.
Real Gross Domestic Product Indices (2001=100): 2001-2020
Real Gross Domestic Product Indices (2001=100): 2001-2020
Figure 3.
Figure 3 shows Abbeville County's real gross domestic product growth in a broader context by offering direct comparisons across time with South Carolina, the United States. The growth indices shown here express each region's real gross domestic product in 2001 as a base figure of 100, and the real gross domestic products in later years as a percentage of the 2001 base figure. This method allows for more direct comparison of differences in real gross domestic product growth between regions that may differ vastly in size.
Abbeville County's overall real GDP growth was -6.9% over 2001-2020 trailed South Carolina's increase of 38.1%, and fell below the United States' increase of 38.6%.
Gross Domestic Product as a Percent of the South Carolina Total: 2001-2020
Gross Domestic Product as a Percent of the South Carolina Total: 2001-2020
Figure 4.
Another interesting and insightful way of highlighting the gross domestic product growth of Abbeville County is to compare its individual percentage contributions to South Carolina's statewide gross domestic product over time, as shown in Figure 4. A rising share means a region's gross domestic product grew faster, or declined less, than South Carolina's gross domestic product, while a declining share shows it grew more slowly.
In 2001, Abbeville County's GDP totaled 0.41% of South Carolina's GDP, while in 2020 it totaled 0.26% thereby yielding a -0.15% share-shift.
   
 
Gross Domestic Product Share-Shift
2020 vs. 2001
 
Share-
Shift*
 
2020
vs.
2001
-0.15%
=
0.26%
-
0.41%
 
   
Abbeville County Real Gross Domestic Product:
Annual Percent Change, 2002-2020
Abbeville County Real Gross Domestic Product:
Annual Percent Change, 2002-2020
Figure 5.
Figure 5 displays the short-run pattern of Abbeville County's real gross domestic product growth by tracking the year-to-year percent change over 2002-2020. The average annual percent change for the entire 19-year period is also illustrated on this chart to provide a benchmark for gauging periods of relative high--and relative low--growth against the backdrop of the long-term average.
On average, Abbeville County's real GDP contracted at an annual rate of -0.31% over 2002-2020. The county recorded its highest growth in 2013 (8.27%) and posted its lowest growth in 2002 (-7.75%). In 2020, Abbeville County's real GDP grew by 1.19%
Abbeville County Real Gross Domestic Product:
Annual Percent Change and Decade Averages Over 2002-2020
Abbeville County Real Gross Domestic Product:
Annual Percent Change and Decade Averages Over 2002-2020
Figure 6.
Figure 6 again traces the annual percent change in Abbeville County's real gross domestic product since 2002, but this time they are displayed with average growth rates for the decade of the 2000s, and 2020.
During 2002-2009, Abbeville County's annual real GDP growth rate averaged -2.44%. It averaged 1.25% during the 2010s, and 1.19% in 2020.
Real Gross Domestic Product Growth:
Average Annual Percent Change by Decade
Real Gross Domestic Product Growth:
Average Annual Percent Change by Decade
Figure 7.
Figure 7 compares the decade average growth rates for Abbeville County noted in the previous graph with the corresponding decade averages for South Carolina and the nation. As the chart reveals, Abbeville County's average annual real gross domestic product growth recorded under South Carolina's average in the 2000s (-2.44% vs. 1.44%), and amounted to less than South Carolina's average over the 10 year period of the last decade, 2010-2019 (1.25% vs. 2.33%). In 2020, Abbeville County's growth has recorded above South Carolina's average (1.19% vs. -1.88%).
Finally, relative to nationwide real gross domestic product growth trends, Abbeville County posted below the nation over the 2000s (-2.44% vs. 1.77%), and trailed the nation over 2010-2019 (1.25% vs. 2.25%). In 2020, growth for Abbeville County has exceeded the national average (1.19% vs. -3.40%).
   
 
Real* Gross Domestic Product Growth:
Average Annual Percent Change
 
 
 
-0.31
-2.44
1.25
1.19
 
1.73
1.44
2.33
-1.88
 
1.75
1.77
2.25
-3.40
 
   

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Abbeville County:
Gross Domestic Product, 2001-2020
 
2001
 
487,597
1.180
603,920
100.0
N
0.41
2002
 
456,175
1.088
557,126
92.3
-7.75
0.37
2003
 
447,776
1.068
546,703
90.5
-1.87
0.34
2004
 
476,039
1.114
570,174
94.4
4.29
0.35
2005
 
492,896
1.127
577,036
95.5
1.20
0.34
2006
 
495,448
1.084
555,030
91.9
-3.81
0.32
2007
 
480,969
1.022
523,071
86.6
-5.76
0.30
2008
 
480,421
1.002
512,810
84.9
-1.96
0.29
2009
 
469,069
0.963
493,171
81.7
-3.83
0.29
2010
 
487,498
0.990
507,013
84.0
2.81
0.29
2011
 
514,371
1.021
522,995
86.6
3.15
0.30
2012
 
511,999
1.000
511,999
84.8
-2.10
0.29
2013
 
563,027
1.083
554,365
91.8
8.27
0.30
2014
 
589,562
1.114
570,447
94.5
2.90
0.30
2015
 
572,697
1.068
546,574
90.5
-4.18
0.28
2016
 
577,250
1.069
547,262
90.6
0.13
0.27
2017
 
583,259
1.066
545,937
90.4
-0.24
0.26
2018
 
616,633
1.098
562,257
93.1
2.99
0.26
2019
 
622,871
1.085
555,357
92.0
-1.23
0.25
2020
 
635,308
1.098
561,959
93.1
1.19
0.26
Source: Calculations by the South Carolina Regional Economic Analysis Project (SC-REAP)
with data provided by the U.S. Department of Commerce, Bureau of Economic Analysis
November 2021
REAP_PI_CA1400_2000_PSN
 
   

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South Carolina:
Gross Domestic Product, 2001-2020
 
2001
 
119,478,104
0.850
151,015,927
100.0
N
1.13
2002
 
124,863,860
0.874
155,275,085
102.8
2.82
1.14
2003
 
131,566,458
0.908
161,269,336
106.8
3.86
1.15
2004
 
136,981,970
0.924
164,083,415
108.7
1.74
1.12
2005
 
145,403,648
0.954
169,488,505
112.2
3.29
1.12
2006
 
153,647,734
0.976
173,370,890
114.8
2.29
1.11
2007
 
162,746,349
1.005
178,474,596
118.2
2.94
1.12
2008
 
163,886,174
0.994
176,567,552
116.9
-1.07
1.11
2009
 
161,813,499
0.951
168,851,803
111.8
-4.37
1.12
2010
 
165,860,001
0.969
172,131,012
114.0
1.94
1.10
2011
 
172,075,068
0.991
176,083,212
116.6
2.30
1.10
2012
 
177,618,147
1.000
177,618,147
117.6
0.87
1.09
2013
 
185,009,060
1.018
180,881,560
119.8
1.84
1.10
2014
 
194,352,689
1.047
185,986,891
123.2
2.82
1.11
2015
 
205,816,699
1.081
192,019,853
127.2
3.24
1.13
2016
 
215,120,222
1.115
198,005,701
131.1
3.12
1.15
2017
 
223,044,894
1.140
202,494,271
134.1
2.27
1.15
2018
 
233,665,307
1.170
207,772,651
137.6
2.61
1.14
2019
 
244,662,287
1.196
212,482,841
140.7
2.27
1.14
2020
 
244,881,712
1.174
208,480,455
138.1
-1.88
1.17
Source: Calculations by the South Carolina Regional Economic Analysis Project (SC-REAP)
with data provided by the U.S. Department of Commerce, Bureau of Economic Analysis
November 2021
REAP_PI_CA1400_2000_PSN
 
   

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United States:
Gross Domestic Product, 2001-2020
 
2001
 
10,581,929,000
0.816
13,263,417,000
100.0
N
2002
 
10,929,108,000
0.830
13,488,357,000
101.7
1.70
2003
 
11,456,450,000
0.853
13,865,519,000
104.5
2.80
2004
 
12,217,196,000
0.886
14,399,696,000
108.6
3.85
2005
 
13,039,197,000
0.917
14,901,269,000
112.3
3.48
2006
 
13,815,583,000
0.942
15,315,943,000
115.5
2.78
2007
 
14,474,228,000
0.961
15,623,871,000
117.8
2.01
2008
 
14,769,862,000
0.962
15,642,962,000
117.9
0.12
2009
 
14,478,067,000
0.937
15,236,262,000
114.9
-2.60
2010
 
15,048,970,000
0.963
15,648,991,000
118.0
2.71
2011
 
15,599,731,000
0.978
15,891,534,000
119.8
1.55
2012
 
16,253,970,000
1.000
16,253,970,000
122.5
2.28
2013
 
16,843,196,000
1.018
16,553,348,000
124.8
1.84
2014
 
17,550,687,000
1.042
16,932,051,000
127.7
2.29
2015
 
18,206,023,000
1.070
17,390,295,000
131.1
2.71
2016
 
18,695,106,000
1.088
17,680,274,000
133.3
1.67
2017
 
19,479,623,000
1.112
18,079,084,000
136.3
2.26
2018
 
20,527,159,000
1.145
18,606,787,000
140.3
2.92
2019
 
21,372,582,000
1.171
19,032,672,000
143.5
2.29
2020
 
20,893,746,000
1.131
18,384,687,000
138.6
-3.40
Source: Calculations by the South Carolina Regional Economic Analysis Project (SC-REAP)
with data provided by the U.S. Department of Commerce, Bureau of Economic Analysis
November 2021
REAP_PI_CA1400_2000_PN
 
   
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