Table 3-1b: U.S. Gross Domestic Product (GDP) Attributed to For-Hire Transportation Services (Chained 1996 $ billions)

Table 3-1b: U.S. Gross Domestic Product (GDP) Attributed to For-Hire Transportation Services (Chained 1996 $ billions)

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  1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000
TOTAL U.S. GDP 6,707.9 6,676.4 6,880.0 7,062.6 7,347.7 7,543.8 7,813.2 8,159.5 8,508.9 8,856.5 9,224.0
For-hire transportation services GDP, total 180.6 185.9 193.6 201.2 218.6 225.1 243.4 248.9 257.9 268.6 281.1
Trucking and warehousing 68.1 71.6 75.7 79.1 85.3 86.6 92.1 90.5 95.5 100.3 105.7
Air 46.9 45.0 49.2 51.9 59.6 62.9 70.8 75.2 76.8 80.9 85.0
Railroad 18.1 20.9 20.8 21.0 22.1 22.7 23.4 22.8 22.8 22.5 23.2
Transportation servicesa 19.5 19.8 19.6 20.4 22.1 23.4 25.7 26.4 27.8 29.8 30.6
Local and interurban passenger transit 12.8 12.5 12.4 12.7 12.8 13.2 13.4 14.7 15.5 16.6 18.2
Water 10.2 10.5 10.3 10.5 11.3 11.3 12.2 13.2 13.2 11.8 11.7
Pipelines, except natural gas 5.7 6.2 5.9 6.0 5.5 5.0 5.7 6.2 6.4 6.4 6.4
Percent of U.S. GDP                      
For-hire transportation services GDP, total 2.7% 2.8% 2.8% 2.8% 3.0% 3.0% 3.1% 3.1% 3.0% 3.0% 3.0%
Trucking and warehousing 1.0% 1.1% 1.1% 1.1% 1.2% 1.1% 1.2% 1.1% 1.1% 1.1% 1.1%
Air 0.7% 0.7% 0.7% 0.7% 0.8% 0.8% 0.9% 0.9% 0.9% 0.9% 0.9%
Railroad 0.3% 0.3% 0.3% 0.3% 0.3% 0.3% 0.3% 0.3% 0.3% 0.3% 0.3%
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 0.2% 0.2% 0.1% 0.1% 0.2% 0.1% 0.2% 0.2% 0.2% 0.1% 0.1%
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%
Percent of for-hire transportation services GDP                      
Trucking and warehousing 37.7% 38.5% 39.1% 39.3% 39.0% 38.5% 37.8% 36.4% 37.0% 37.3% 37.6%
Air 26.0% 24.2% 25.4% 25.8% 27.3% 27.9% 29.1% 30.2% 29.8% 30.1% 30.2%
Railroad 10.0% 11.2% 10.7% 10.4% 10.1% 10.1% 9.6% 9.2% 8.8% 8.4% 8.3%
Transportation servicesa 10.8% 10.7% 10.1% 10.1% 10.1% 10.4% 10.6% 10.6% 10.8% 11.1% 10.9%
Local and interurban passenger transit 7.1% 6.7% 6.4% 6.3% 5.9% 5.9% 5.5% 5.9% 6.0% 6.2% 6.5%
Water 5.6% 5.6% 5.3% 5.2% 5.2% 5.0% 5.0% 5.3% 5.1% 4.4% 4.2%
Pipelines, except natural gas 3.2% 3.3% 3.0% 3.0% 2.5% 2.2% 2.3% 2.5% 2.5% 2.4% 2.3%

KEY: R = revised.

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

NOTES

For-hire transportation numbers may not equal total due to the nature of the chained dollar calculations.

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.

SOURCES

1990-95: U.S. Department of Commerce, Bureau of Economic Analysis, Survey of Current Business (Washington, DC, June 2000), p. 46.

1996: Ibid. (Washington, DC, December 2000), p. 31.

1997: Ibid. (Washington, DC, November 2001), p. 29.

1998-2001: Ibid. (Washington, DC, November 2002), p. 35.