Freight Facts and Figures 2013
Table 2-2. Value of Shipments by Transportation Mode: 2007, 2012, and 20401
The value of freight moved is expected to increase faster than the weight, rising from $882 per ton in 2007 to $1,377 per ton in 2040 when controlling for inflation. Exports at $1,826 per ton and imports at $1,456 per ton are higher than domestic shipments at $799 per ton in 2007. Exports and imports accounted for 11 percent of the tons and 19 percent of the value in 2007 and are forecast to make up an even greater share of freight moving throughout the United States in the future, reaching 19 percent of the tons and 31 percent of the value by 2040.
Billions of 2007 dollars
|Air, air & truck||1,077||151||422||505||1,182||163||470||549||5,043||834||1,997||2,212|
|Multiple modes & mail||2,877||1,639||394||844||3,023||1,697||478||848||9,925||5,203||1,911||2,811|
|Other & unknown||341||252||48||41||359||267||51||41||821||482||199||139|
12007 total and domestic numbers for the multiple modes & mail and the pipeline categories were revised as a result of Freight Analysis Framework database improvements.
2Data do not include imports and exports that pass through the United States from a foreign origin to a foreign destination by any mode.
Numbers may not add to totals due to rounding. The 2012 data are provisional estimates, which are based on selected modal and economic trend data. All truck, rail, water, and pipeline movements that involve more than one mode, including exports and imports that change mode at international gateways, are included in multiple modes & mail to avoid double counting. As a consequence, rail and water totals in this table are less than other published sources.
U.S. Department of Transportation, Federal Highway Administration, Office of Freight Management and Operations, Freight Analysis Framework, version 3.4, 2014.
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