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

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

(Current $ billions)

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1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 R1997 R1998 1999 2000
TOTAL U.S. GDP 5,803.2 5,986.2 6,318.9 6,642.3 7,054.3 7,400.5 7,813.2 8,318.4 8,781.5 9,268.6 9,872.9
For-Hire Transportation Services GDP                      
Trucking and warehousing 69.4 70.9 74.5 79.2 86.4 89.0 92.1 99.4 114.1 122.0 126.0
Air 45.3 47.0 50.3 56.4 62.5 67.7 70.8 78.6 85.8 90.2 93.0
Railroad 19.8 22.0 21.6 22.0 23.3 23.6 23.4 23.0 24.3 23.2 22.9
Transportation servicesa 18.2 19.5 19.9 20.8 22.6 23.5 25.7 27.1 28.0 29.9 32.3
Local and interurban passenger transit 9.1 10.2 10.9 11.3 11.6 12.4 13.4 14.9 16.8 17.6 18.7
Water 10.0 11.1 10.7 10.7 11.5 11.6 12.2 13.1 13.6 13.7 14.8
Pipelines, except natural gas 5.5 5.5 5.5 5.6 5.5 5.5 5.7 5.8 6.1 6.1 6.2
Total 177.4 186.1 193.4 206.0 223.2 233.4 243.4 261.8 288.7 302.7 313.9
% of U.S. GDP                      
Trucking and warehousing 1.2 1.2 1.2 1.2 1.2 1.2 1.2 1.2 1.3 1.3 1.3
Air 0.8 0.8 0.8 0.8 0.9 0.9 0.9 0.9 1.0 1.0 0.9
Railroad 0.3 0.4 0.3 0.3 0.3 0.3 0.3 0.3 0.3 0.3 0.2
Transportation servicesa 0.3 0.3 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 0.2 0.2
Water transportation 0.2 0.2 0.2 0.2 0.2 0.2 0.2 0.2 0.2 0.1 0.2
Pipelines, except natural gas 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.1
Total 3.1 3.1 3.1 3.1 3.2 3.2 3.1 3.1 3.3 3.3 3.2
% of for-hire transportation services GDP                      
Trucking and warehousing 39.1 38.1 38.5 38.4 38.7 38.1 37.8 38.0 39.5 40.3 40.1
Air 25.5 25.3 26.0 27.4 28.0 29.0 29.1 30.0 29.7 29.8 29.6
Railroad 11.2 11.8 11.2 10.7 10.4 10.1 9.6 8.8 8.4 7.7 7.3
Transportation servicesa 10.3 10.5 10.3 10.1 10.1 10.1 10.6 10.4 9.7 9.9 10.3
Local and interurban passenger transit 5.1 5.5 5.6 5.5 5.2 5.3 5.5 5.7 5.8 5.8 6.0
Water transportation 5.6 6.0 5.5 5.2 5.2 5.0 5.0 5.0 4.7 4.5 4.7
Pipelines, except natural gas 3.1 3.0 2.8 2.7 2.5 2.4 2.3 2.2 2.1 2.0 2.0
Total 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0

KEY: R = revised.

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

NOTES: Data for 1997 and 1998 have been revised by the Bureau of Economic Analysis.

Percentages based on the revised estimates have been recalculated but may appear unchanged due to the number of significant digits shown.

Numbers may not add to totals due to rounding.

SOURCE: 1997-2000:U.S. Department of Commerce, Bureau of Economic Analysis, Survey of Current Business, (Washington, DC, November 2001), table 1 and table 2, available on Internet site http://www.bea.doc.gov/bea/ARTICLES/2001/11november/1101gdpxind.pdf.