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Table 3-1b. U.S. Gross Domestic Product (GDP) Attributed to For-Hire Transportation Services

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Table 3-1b. U.S. Gross Domestic Product (GDP) Attributed to For-Hire Transportation Services

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(Chained 1996 $ billions) 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998
Total GDP6,707.9 6,676.4 6,880.0 7,062.6 7,347.7 7,543.8 7,813.2 8,144.8 8,495.7
GDP                 
Trucking and warehousing 68.1 71.6 75.7 79.1 85.3 86.6 92.1 97.5 96.6
Air 46.9 45.0 49.2 51.9 59.6 62.9 70.8 75.5 78.1
Railroad 18.1 20.9 20.8 21.0 22.1 22.7 23.4 23.0 22.7
Transportation servicesaR 19.5 19.8 19.6 20.4 22.1 23.4 25.7 26.3 28.7
Local and interurban                  
passenger transit 12.8 12.5 12.4 12.7 12.8 13.2 13.4 14.8 15.3
Water 10.2 10.5 10.3 10.5 11.3 11.3 12.2 13.4 13.4
Pipelines, except natural gas 5.7 6.2 5.9 6.0 5.5 5.0 5.7 6.4 6.9
Total 180.6 185.9 193.6 201.2 218.6 225.1 243.4 256.8 261.6
% of GDP                 
Trucking and warehousing 1.0 1.1 1.1 1.1 1.2 1.1 1.2 1.2 1.1
Air 0.7 0.7 0.7 0.7 0.8 0.8 0.9 0.9 0.9
Railroad 0.3 0.3 0.3 0.3 0.3 0.3 0.3 0.3 0.3
Transportation servicesa 0.3 0.3 0.3 0.3 0.3 0.3 0.3 0.3 0.3
Local and interurban                  
passenger transit 0.2 0.2 0.2 0.2 0.2 0.2 0.2 0.2 0.2
Water 0.2 0.2 0.1 0.1 0.2 0.1 0.2 0.2 0.2
Pipelines, except natural gas 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.1
Total 2.7 2.8 2.8 2.8 3.0 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.1
% of for-hire transportation                 
Trucking and warehousing 37.7 38.5 39.1 39.3 39.0 38.5 37.8 38.0 36.9
Air 26.0 24.2 25.4 25.8 27.3 27.9 29.1 29.4 29.9
Railroad 10.0 11.2 10.7 10.4 10.1 10.1 9.6 9.0 8.7
Transportation servicesa 10.8 10.7 10.1 10.1 10.1 10.4 10.6 10.2 11.0
Local and interurban                  
passenger transit 7.1 6.7 6.4 6.3 5.9 5.9 5.5 5.8 5.8
Water 5.6 5.6 5.3 5.2 5.2 5.0 5.0 5.2 5.1
Pipelines, except natural gas 3.2 3.3 3.0 3.0 2.5 2.2 2.3 2.5 2.6
Total 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0

KEY: R = revised.

a Defined as services incidental to transportation such as forwarding and packing and arranging passenger travel and freight transportation.

NOTE: For-hire transportation numbers may not equal total due to the nature of the chained dollar calculations.

SOURCE: 1990-98: U.S. Department of Commerce, Bureau of Economic Analysis, Survey of Current Business (Washington, DC: June 2000), table 6.