Freight Facts and Figures 2013
Figure 4-1. For-Hire Transportation Services Contribution to Gross Domestic Product by Mode: 2011
Transportation contributes to the nation's economic output, as measured by GDP. In 2011, for-hire transportation contributed $448 billion to U.S. GDP. Of that total, the for-hire trucking mode contributed the largest share (28 percent), followed by air (16 percent). BTS analysis found that transportation services provided by nontransportation industries for their own use, referred to as the in-house transportation sector, are almost as large as that for the for-hire sector.
Data represented in the figure.
|Other transportation and support activities||107||24|
|Warehousing and Storage||46||10|
|For-Hire Transportation Total||448||100|
U.S. Department of Commerce, Bureau of Economic Analysis, Industry Economic Accounts, as cited in the U.S. Department of Transportation, Bureau of Transportation Statistics, National Transportation Statistics, table 3-1, available at www.rita.dot.gov/bts/sites/rita.dot.gov.bts/files/publications/national_transportation_statistics/index.html as of October 3, 2013.
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