PORTLAND, Maine — Maine was among states with the slowest-growing economies in 2013, joining states across the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic whose gross domestic product grew more slowly than states in the Great Plains and on the West Coast.

Advance estimates released Wednesday by the U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis put Maine 41st when ranked by growth in gross domestic product from 2012 to 2013.

The total estimated value of Maine’s goods and services rose by 0.9 percent for that period, putting the state on par with Connecticut and New Hampshire, ahead of New York and Pennsylvania and behind almost every state in the West, Southwest, Rocky Mountain and Great Plains regions.

In 2009 dollars, Maine’s GDP rose to about $51.2 billion in 2013, up from $50.7 billion the previous year.

North Dakota, where mining of natural gas is fueling rapid growth of the state’s economy, had the highest increase in GDP for the period, growing at a rate of 9.7 percent. Alaska performed the worst, with its economic output declining 2.5 percent from 2012.

The latest release, which will be revised later, included revisions to previous GDP totals for the states. The revised figures for Maine showed the state’s economy did not grow slightly in 2011 but shrank by about 1.1 percent, the largest decline in New England. The state’s GDP for 2010 also was revised down to 1.2 percent growth from 1.8 percent, and the state’s year-over-year growth rate in 2012 was revised to 0.6 percent from 0.5 percent.

Darren Fishell

Darren is a Portland-based reporter for the Bangor Daily News writing about the Maine economy and business. He's interested in putting economic data in context and finding the stories behind the numbers.