USA Banner

Official US Government Icon

Official websites use .gov
A .gov website belongs to an official government organization in the United States.

Secure Site Icon

Secure .gov websites use HTTPS
A lock ( ) or https:// means you’ve safely connected to the .gov website. Share sensitive information only on official, secure websites.

Site Notification

Site Notification

U.S. Department of Transportation U.S. Department of Transportation Icon United States Department of Transportation United States Department of Transportation

Freight Analysis Framework

Thursday, December 22, 2022

About the Freight Analysis Framework

The Freight Analysis Framework (FAF) creates a comprehensive picture of freight movement among states and major metropolitan areas by all modes of transportation. The FAF integrates data from a variety of sources. Starting with data from the 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 is produced by BTS with support from FHWA.

FAF Version 5

The FAF5 Regional Database of tonnage, value, and ton-miles by FAF regions of origin and destination, commodity type, and mode, benchmarked to the 2017 Commodity Flow Survey is available. Weights are in thousands of tons, activity is in millions of ton-miles, and values are in millions of 2017 constant dollars. Files listed below are available for download in .csv and MS Access formats.

Update - New Version FAF5.4.1 - The new version of the Freight Analysis Framework (FAF) provides estimates for tonnage, value, and ton-miles by origin-destination pair of FAF regions, commodity type, and mode for:

  • Base year (2017)
  • Annual estimates (2018–2020)
  • Forecast year estimates (2022–2050)
  • State-level historical trend estimates (1997–2012)

The release of FAF5.4.1 includes new annual estimates for 2018-2020 with updated air cargo imports, which replace the previous estimates. This release also incorporates revisions to coal exports. Starting with FAF 5.4, annual estimates for 2020 reflect data collected during the COVID pandemic. Note that 2022 statistics are forecasts based on the 2017 benchmark and do not reflect data collected during the COVID pandemic.

FAF5 Network Data

Summary Statistics and Products


Related Information

Previous Versions

View FAF4 data and documentation.

Information on FAF1, FAF2, and FAF3 is available upon request from