Chapter Three Waterborne Transportation and the U.S. Economy

Chapter Three
Waterborne Transportation and the U.S. Economy

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Demand for transportation-related goods and services represents about one-tenth of the U.S. economy and supports one in eight jobs. As the data in this chapter show, these goods and services include activities related to international and domestic waterborne trade. This chapter also provides data on employment in for hire water transportation industries, ship building and repairs and producer prices for transportation and water transportation industries.