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Table 3-1: U.S. Gross Domestic Product (GDP) Attributed to For-Hire Transportation Services (Billions of current dollars)

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  1980 1985 1990 1995 1996 1997 (R) 1998 (R) 1999 (R) 2000 (R) 2001 (R) 2002 (R) 2003 (R) 2004 (R) 2005 (R) 2006 (R) 2007 (R) 2008 (R) 2009 (R) 2010 (R) 2011 (R) 2012 2013
TOTAL U.S. GDP 2,788.1 4,217.5 5,800.5 7,414.7 7,838.5 8,608.5 9,089.2 9,660.6 10,284.8 10,621.8 10,977.5 11,510.7 12,274.9 13,093.7 13,855.9 14,477.6 14,718.6 14,418.7 14,964.4 15,517.9 16,163.2 16,768.1
For-hire transportation services GDP, total 102.6 137.1 172.8 231.7 241.3 256.1 278.2 288.3 305.6 307.8 305.3 320.9 351.1 375.1 407.6 409.6 422.4 398.8 425.1 446.9 464.1 481.4
Air transportation 13.1 19.3 31.3 46.2 46.9 53.1 53.5 56.1 56.0 48.0 51.0 53.1 58.7 60.0 64.6 68.8 64.0 63.7 72.2 74.3 75.2 79.6
Rail transportation 20.2 21.0 18.6 21.1 20.9 20.0 22.2 22.6 23.3 23.4 21.8 23.5 25.4 28.1 32.2 32.4 37.6 33.7 35.0 37.9 42.0 43.9
Water transportation 3.5 4.0 5.1 6.3 6.6 6.6 6.5 6.6 8.1 8.5 7.3 8.6 9.0 9.3 13.2 14.7 16.9 16.6 15.9 15.5 15.4 16.3
Truck transportation 28.4 39.4 49.7 69.3 73.1 77.4 85.8 92.5 98.3 97.6 97.3 101.6 109.3 116.8 125.2 123.0 119.9 109.3 113.3 121.7 127.4 131.5
Transit and ground passenger transportation 5.8 7.3 9.0 11.8 12.8 15.1 16.1 17.6 18.3 19.0 19.4 21.4 23.1 23.6 25.9 26.3 26.9 27.2 28.0 29.5 29.8 30.9
Pipeline transportation 5.1 7.3 6.0 6.7 7.1 6.9 9.8 10.4 9.3 16.3 10.2 10.5 10.9 10.1 11.0 13.4 15.9 14.0 18.7 19.4 20.7 21.0
Other transportation and support activities 20.2 29.3 39.9 51.6 54.3 55.9 59.7 58.0 65.7 69.3 71.9 73.5 81.2 89.1 94.7 89.9 95.8 88.4 95.7 101.8 105.1 108.7
Warehousing and storage 6.4 9.5 13.0 18.8 19.6 21.0 24.6 24.4 26.5 25.6 26.4 28.6 33.6 38.1 40.8 41.3 45.5 45.9 46.2 46.6 48.4 49.6
Percent of U.S. GDP                                            
For-hire transportation services 3.68 3.25 2.98 3.12 3.08 2.97 3.06 2.98 2.97 2.90 2.78 2.79 2.86 2.86 2.94 2.83 2.87 2.77 2.84 2.88 2.87 2.87
Air transportation 0.47 0.46 0.54 0.62 0.60 0.62 0.59 0.58 0.54 0.45 0.46 0.46 0.48 0.46 0.47 0.48 0.43 0.44 0.48 0.48 0.47 0.47
Rail transportation 0.72 0.50 0.32 0.28 0.27 0.23 0.24 0.23 0.23 0.22 0.20 0.20 0.21 0.21 0.23 0.22 0.26 0.23 0.23 0.24 0.26 0.26
Water transportation 0.13 0.09 0.09 0.08 0.08 0.08 0.07 0.07 0.08 0.08 0.07 0.07 0.07 0.07 0.10 0.10 0.11 0.12 0.11 0.10 0.10 0.10
Truck transportation 1.02 0.93 0.86 0.93 0.93 0.90 0.94 0.96 0.96 0.92 0.89 0.88 0.89 0.89 0.90 0.85 0.81 0.76 0.76 0.78 0.79 0.78
Transit and ground passenger transportation 0.21 0.17 0.16 0.16 0.16 0.18 0.18 0.18 0.18 0.18 0.18 0.19 0.19 0.18 0.19 0.18 0.18 0.19 0.19 0.19 0.18 0.18
Pipeline transportation 0.18 0.17 0.10 0.09 0.09 0.08 0.11 0.11 0.09 0.15 0.09 0.09 0.09 0.08 0.08 0.09 0.11 0.10 0.12 0.13 0.13 0.13
Other transportation and support activities 0.72 0.69 0.69 0.70 0.69 0.65 0.66 0.60 0.64 0.65 0.65 0.64 0.66 0.68 0.68 0.62 0.65 0.61 0.64 0.66 0.65 0.65
Warehousing and storage 0.23 0.23 0.22 0.25 0.25 0.24 0.27 0.25 0.26 0.24 0.24 0.25 0.27 0.29 0.29 0.29 0.31 0.32 0.31 0.30 0.30 0.30
Percent of for-hire transportation services GDP                                            
Air transportation 12.77 14.08 18.11 19.94 19.44 20.73 19.23 19.46 18.32 15.59 16.70 16.55 16.72 16.00 15.85 16.80 15.15 15.97 16.98 16.63 16.20 16.54
Rail transportation 19.69 15.32 10.76 9.11 8.66 7.81 7.98 7.84 7.62 7.60 7.14 7.32 7.23 7.49 7.90 7.91 8.90 8.45 8.23 8.48 9.05 9.12
Water transportation 3.41 2.92 2.95 2.72 2.74 2.58 2.34 2.29 2.65 2.76 2.39 2.68 2.56 2.48 3.24 3.59 4.00 4.16 3.74 3.47 3.32 3.39
Truck transportation 27.68 28.74 28.76 29.91 30.29 30.22 30.84 32.08 32.17 31.71 31.87 31.66 31.13 31.14 30.72 30.03 28.39 27.41 26.65 27.23 27.45 27.32
Transit and ground passenger transportation 5.65 5.32 5.21 5.09 5.30 5.90 5.79 6.10 5.99 6.17 6.35 6.67 6.58 6.29 6.35 6.42 6.37 6.82 6.59 6.60 6.42 6.42
Pipeline transportation 4.97 5.32 3.47 2.89 2.94 2.69 3.52 3.61 3.04 5.30 3.34 3.27 3.10 2.69 2.70 3.27 3.76 3.51 4.40 4.34 4.46 4.36
Other transportation and support activities 19.69 21.37 23.09 22.27 22.50 21.83 21.46 20.12 21.50 22.51 23.55 22.90 23.13 23.75 23.23 21.95 22.68 22.17 22.51 22.78 22.65 22.58
Warehousing and storage 6.24 6.93 7.52 8.11 8.12 8.20 8.84 8.46 8.67 8.32 8.65 8.91 9.57 10.16 10.01 10.08 10.77 11.51 10.87 10.43 10.43 10.30

KEY: R = revised.

NOTE

Numbers may not add to totals due to rounding.

SOURCE

U.S. Department of Commerce, Bureau of Economic Analysis, Industry Economic Accounts, Interactive tables, available at http://www.bea.gov/industry/index.htm as of June 23, 2015.