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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 2012 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 4 (FAF4) baseline edition provides estimates for tonnage and value by regions of origin and destination, commodity type, and mode for 2012, the most recent CFS year. Data are available through the Data Extraction Tool, for download as a complete database, as well as summary files.

Latest FAF Data

FAF Technical Documents

Status and Schedule

- Version 4.5.1 is the last data release for FAF4. (December 17, 2019)
- Full update of FAF to FAF version 5 ( FAF5) is under development. FAF5 will be based on 2017 national commodity flow survey (CFS).
- FAF5 products will be released in stages starting late 2020. The initial release will include base-year 2017 data followed by FAF forecasts.

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