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Freight Analysis Framework

The Freight Analysis Framework (FAF), produced through a partnership between Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) and Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), integrates data from a variety of sources to create a comprehensive picture of freight movement among states and major metropolitan areas by all modes of transportation. Starting with data from the 2017 Commodity Flow Survey (CFS) and international trade data from the Census Bureau, FAF incorporates data from agriculture, extraction, utility, construction, service, and other sectors.

The FAF version 5 (FAF5) baseline edition provides estimates for tonnage and value by regions of origin and destination, commodity type, and mode for 2017, the most recent CFS year. Data are available through the Data Extraction Tool, for download as a complete database, as well as summary files. This Initial release of FAF5 data includes updated origin and destination component of FAF5 base year (year 2017). FAF5 30-year forecasts and FAF5 estimates of truck flows on highway network and other mapping products will be released in stages throughout year 2021. FAF5 Forecast data is schedule for release by summer of 2021 and highway flows estimates by fall of 2021.

Latest FAF Data

Latest FAF Technical Documents

Status and Schedule

- FAF5 products will be released in stages starting early 2021. The initial release will include base-year 2017 data, followed by FAF forecasts and FAF highway network flow estimates.
- FAF5 Forecast will be released in summer of 2021
- FAF5 Network Flow Estimates in Fall of 2021

Archived FAF4 Data (FAF4) and Technical Document

FAF4 data is based on 2012 Commodity Flow Survey (CFS) and international trade data from the Census Bureau and data other sources to incorporates data that are not captured in CFS. FAF4 forecasts and FAF4 estimates of truck flows on highway network and other mapping products are also based on 2012 information.

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Related Publications and Data

Contact Us

For questions regarding FAF contact us at Birat.Pandey@dot.gov

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