What Are Some Major Products of Alaska?

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Alaska's major products include livestock, oil, timber and fish. Oil and seafood make up a majority of Alaska's economy.

Almost 85 percent of Alaska's state budget is funded by oil and each year, close to 6 million pounds of seafood is harvested from Alaskan waters. The state is the number one producer of wild salmon in the world.

Alaska's land is also rich with fold, silver, crushed stone, zinc, lead and gravel, which all contribute to the Alaskan economy.

Due to the state's harsh climate, many food products cannot be grown or produced in the state. However, Alaska produces large amounts of dairy products as well as cattle, hogs, sheep, chickens and lambs.