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

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 1997 1998 R1999 R2000 2001
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 9,274.3 9,824.6 10,082.2
For-hire transportation services GDP, total 177.4 186.1 193.4 206.0 223.2 233.4 243.4 261.8 288.7 301.9 313.7 306.1
Trucking and warehousing 69.4 70.9 74.5 79.2 86.4 89.0 92.1 99.4 114.1 121.4 123.3 126.0
Air 45.3 47.0 50.3 56.4 62.5 67.7 70.8 78.6 85.8 90.0 91.9 80.2
Railroad 19.8 22.0 21.6 22.0 23.3 23.6 23.4 23.0 24.3 23.1 24.8 25.8
Transportation servicesa 18.2 19.5 19.9 20.8 22.6 23.5 25.7 27.1 28.0 29.9 34.1 32.9
Local and interurban passenger transit 9.1 10.2 10.9 11.3 11.6 12.4 13.4 14.9 16.8 17.9 18.3 19.1
Water 10.0 11.1 10.7 10.7 11.5 11.6 12.2 13.1 13.6 13.4 15.0 15.7
Pipelines, except natural gas 5.5 5.5 5.5 5.6 5.5 5.5 5.7 5.8 6.1 6.2 6.3 6.5
Percent of U.S. GDP                        
For-hire transportation services GDP, total 3.1% 3.1% 3.1% 3.1% 3.2% 3.2% 3.1% 3.1% 3.3% 3.3% 3.2% 3.0%
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% 1.2%
Air 0.8% 0.8% 0.8% 0.8% 0.9% 0.9% 0.9% 0.9% 1.0% 1.0% 0.9% 0.8%
Railroad 0.3% 0.4% 0.3% 0.3% 0.3% 0.3% 0.3% 0.3% 0.3% 0.2% 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% 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% 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% 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% 0.1%
Percent 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% 40.2% 39.3% 41.2%
Air 25.5% 25.3% 26.0% 27.4% 28.0% 29.0% 29.1% 30.0% 29.7% 29.8% 29.3% 26.2%
Railroad 11.2% 11.8% 11.2% 10.7% 10.4% 10.1% 9.6% 8.8% 8.4% 7.7% 7.9% 8.4%
Transportation servicesa 10.3% 10.5% 10.3% 10.1% 10.1% 10.1% 10.6% 10.4% 9.7% 9.9% 10.9% 10.7%
Local and interurban passenger transit 5.1% 5.5% 5.6% 5.5% 5.2% 5.3% 5.5% 5.7% 5.8% 5.9% 5.8% 6.2%
Water transportation 5.6% 6.0% 5.5% 5.2% 5.2% 5.0% 5.0% 5.0% 4.7% 4.4% 4.8% 5.1%
Pipelines, except natural gas 3.1% 3.0% 2.8% 2.7% 2.5% 2.4% 2.3% 2.2% 2.1% 2.1% 2.0% 2.1%

KEY: R = revised.

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

NOTES

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

1990-1995: U.S. Department of Commerce, Bureau of Economic Analysis, Survey of Current Business (Washington, DC, June 2000), pp. 41-42.

1996: Ibid. (Washington, DC, December 2000), p. 29.

1997: Ibid. (Washington, DC, November 2001), p. 26.

1998-2001: Ibid. (Washington, DC, November 2002), p. 32.