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Table 1-5
Summary table — Return on capital employed (ROCE) by industries

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Return on capital employed (ROCE) by industries
  2004 2005 2006 2007 2008
  percent
Total all industries 8.0 8.7 9.4 8.7 6.9
Total finance and insurance industries 8.3 8.7 9.3 9.1 6.0
Banking and other depository credit intermediation 10.7 11.6 12.0 12.5 7.1
Local credit unions 9.5 8.2 8.1 8.6 7.1
Non-depository credit intermediation 4.8 4.8 5.1 4.6 3.5
Central credit unions 3.8 5.8 5.9 7.2 -0.6
Financial transactions processing, loan brokers and other activities related to credit intermediation 5.3 6.4 8.6 7.0 7.4
Securities and commodity contracts intermediation and brokerage 7.2 6.8 7.7 9.7 5.1
Securities and commodity exchanges and other financial investment activities 8.0 9.1 10.5 10.6 6.9
Life, health and medical insurance carriers 7.7 7.9 7.8 6.9 7.4
Property and casualty insurance carriers 19.1 18.1 18.9 16.2 7.7
Agencies, brokerages and other insurance related activities 14.0 16.3 16.2 15.1 12.3
Total non-financial industries 7.8 8.8 9.5 8.6 7.2
Agriculture, fishing, hunting, trapping and support activities 5.5 6.5 6.8 8.0 9.1
Forestry, logging and support activities 7.8 6.9 7.5 5.4 7.1
Oil and gas extraction and support activities 8.5 9.9 10.1 6.5 6.5
Mining and quarrying (except oil and gas) 4.9 6.8 7.8 8.1 6.8
Utilities 8.5 8.8 9.0 8.5 7.9
Construction 8.1 10.0 11.0 11.7 10.5
Food and soft drink manufacturing 8.5 7.8 8.7 9.4 9.9
Alcoholic beverage and tobacco manufacturing 9.0 9.6 25.1 6.8 13.3
Clothing, textile and leather manufacturing 4.8 3.9 4.5 2.0 3.7
Wood product manufacturing 11.9 8.8 8.6 1.0 0.1
Paper manufacturing 3.9 -0.8 5.2 -1.5 -0.7
Printing and related support activities 3.2 -0.3 3.6 2.8 -1.7
Petroleum and coal products manufacturing 17.7 20.2 18.1 18.8 15.4
Basic chemical manufacturing 6.0 5.7 0.4 10.6 5.3
Resin, synthetic rubber, and artificial and synthetic fibres and filaments manufacturing 5.4 5.1 3.5 11.0 -0.3
Pharmaceutical and medicine manufacturing 13.7 10.0 7.9 11.5 6.5
Soap, agriculture, paint and other chemical products manufacturing 8.0 11.9 12.5 11.9 11.9
Plastics and rubber products manufacturing 6.9 4.0 4.8 5.3 1.1
Non-metallic mineral product manufacturing 9.3 8.3 11.1 10.9 8.6
Primary metal manufacturing 6.4 6.7 11.6 6.7 -0.6
Fabricated metal product and machinery manufacturing 6.0 7.6 7.6 7.4 9.0
Computer and electronic product manufacturing 2.0 3.0 8.1 5.7 6.5
Electrical equipment, appliance and component manufacturing 2.8 2.7 5.2 3.4 3.2
Motor vehicle and trailer manufacturing 7.3 2.8 4.0 1.8 -21.2
Motor vehicle parts manufacturing 9.0 7.1 4.0 4.4 -1.4
Air, rail and ship products and other transportation equipment manufacturing 6.9 8.4 8.5 6.9 2.6
Furniture and related product manufacturing 7.4 6.2 6.8 4.1 4.5
Miscellaneous manufacturing 5.9 6.3 6.5 7.7 7.2
Food, beverage, tobacco and farm product wholesaler-distributors 4.8 6.0 6.5 8.2 7.5
Petroleum product wholesaler-distributors 12.0 11.5 10.1 9.3 8.9
Motor vehicle and parts wholesaler-distributors 9.9 9.1 10.0 8.3 7.6
Building material and supplies wholesaler-distributors 11.5 10.8 11.8 10.5 9.7
Farm, construction, forestry, mining and other industrial machinery and equipment and supplies wholesaler-distributors 8.3 10.2 10.3 10.1 8.8
Computer, communications and other machinery and equipment wholesaler-distributors 7.8 10.2 7.9 10.7 4.9
Miscellaneous wholesaler-distributors 9.9 9.5 10.5 9.0 8.1
Motor vehicle and parts dealers 4.2 5.4 6.2 5.8 5.8
Furniture, home furnishings, electronics and appliance stores 7.5 7.5 9.1 8.7 7.0
Building material and garden equipment and supplies dealers 12.2 13.5 10.6 10.9 9.7
Food and beverage stores 30.4 29.7 27.9 29.0 29.0
Gasoline stations 6.5 11.0 13.1 12.3 14.2
Clothing, department and other general merchandise stores 8.3 11.3 9.2 9.9 8.9
Miscellaneous retailers 12.5 12.5 13.8 13.1 12.9
Air transportation -3.4 8.1 14.6 15.8 6.0
Rail, truck, water and other transportation 9.1 10.0 12.0 9.7 6.9
Pipelines, warehousing and transportation support activities 7.0 8.0 8.0 6.6 6.5
Publishing industries (except Internet) 5.4 9.6 4.2 9.0 3.9
Broadcasting, motion pictures, sound recording and information services 5.0 8.8 6.5 11.2 7.2
Telecommunications 3.7 9.0 11.3 11.0 7.6
Real estate 7.4 7.9 8.0 8.2 6.3
Automotive, machinery and equipment and other rental and leasing 5.6 6.8 8.4 7.8 7.1
Professional, scientific and technical services 5.8 8.4 6.4 6.3 5.6
Administrative and support, waste management and remediation services 8.3 10.1 11.5 8.6