Table 3-1 Value Added by For-Hire Transportation to the U.S. Gross Domestic Product (Billions of current dollars)

Table 3-1
Value Added by For-Hire Transportation to the U.S. Gross Domestic Product (Billions of current dollars)

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  1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000
For-hire transportation total 206 223.2 233.4 243.4 261.8 288.7 302.7 313.9
Trucking and warehousing 79.2 86.4 89 92.1 99.4 114.1 122.0 126.0
Air 56.4 62.5 67.7 70.8 78.6 85.8 90.2 93.0
Rail 22 23.3 23.6 23.4 23 24.3 23.2 22.9
Local and interurban passenger transit 11.3 11.6 12.4 13.4 14.9 16.8 17.6 18.7
Water 10.7 11.5 11.6 12.2 13.1 13.6 13.7 14.8
Pipelines, except natural gas 5.6 5.5 5.5 5.7 5.8 6.1 6.1 6.2

NOTE: Transportation industry includes transportation services.

SOURCE: U.S. Department of Commerce, Bureau of Economic Analysis, Industry Accounts Data, Gross Domestic Product by Industry, available at http://www.bea.doc.gov/bea/dn2/gpoc.htm as of October 31, 2001.

  • For-hire transportation firms contributed 3.2 percent of the value added to the U.S. Gross Domestic Product in 2001.
  • Water transportation accounts for 4.7 percent of for-hire transportation's contribution to GDP.

SOURCE: U.S. Department of Commerce, Bureau of Economic Analysis, Income and Product Accounts data, tables 1.1 and 1.3 as of September 2001 based on Survey of Current Business.