Economic Impact

Bolstering Idaho’s Economy

Economic Multipliers

Multiplier Contribution
Output/Sales 1.93 $800 Million
Jobs 9.8 4,000
Value Added 0.78 $330 Million

The economic impact of Idaho’s wheat industry is calculated by taking the total dollar amount generated by wheat and applying multipliers.  Both the economic multipliers and the contribution are calculated by the reach of the wheat industry both directly and indirectly – the wheat grower, the fertilizer dealer, seed dealer, fuel supplier, grocery store, restaurant, etc.

Table Description

Economic Multipliers:

  • For every dollar of wheat exports, $1.93 of sales is generated in the Idaho economy.
  • For every $1 million of wheat exports, 9.8 jobs are created in the Idaho economy.
  • Value added is the same as Gross Domestic Product.  For every dollar of wheat exports, $0.78 of value-added is created in the Idaho economy.

Contribution:

  • The output or sales contribution of wheat farming is just over $800 million.
  • The jobs contribution of wheat farming is just over 4,000 jobs.
  • The value-added or GDP contribution is nearly $330 million.