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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  1980 1985 1990 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 (R) 2004 (R) 2005 2006
TOTAL U.S. GDP 2,789.5 4,220.3 5,803.1 7,397.6 7,816.9 8,304.3 8,747.0 9,268.4 9,817.0 10,128.0 10,469.6 10,960.8 11,685.9 12,433.9 13,194.7
For-hire transportation services GDP, total 102.3 136.3 169.4 226.3 235.2 253.7 273.7 287.4 301.6 296.9 304.6 316.6 344.6 358.5 385.4
Air transportation 12.8 19.0 26.8 41.0 44.4 49.5 52.5 54.9 57.7 50.0 48.3 51.7 49.1 45.5 50.0
Rail transportation 22.4 23.1 20.6 25.0 24.5 23.0 24.5 24.7 25.5 25.6 26.2 28.1 29.8 33.3 37.5
Water transportation 3.3 3.7 4.6 5.8 6.1 6.5 6.5 6.4 7.2 7.4 7.0 8.7 9.5 9.2 9.9
Truck transportation 28.1 39 52.6 70.1 72.0 78.4 86.2 89.8 92.8 93.3 95.7 98.4 111.4 118.6 124.7
Transit and ground passenger transportation 5.3 7.0 8.4 10.3 11.1 13.0 13.8 14.4 14.5 15.1 15.7 16.1 17.6 17.4 18.1
Pipeline transportation 6.1 8.7 7.2 8.1 8.7 8.8 9.2 9.2 8.7 9.2 11.5 9.9 10.7 9.1 11.3
Other transportation and support activities 18.8 27.3 37.3 49.2 50.9 55.0 59.9 64.8 70.2 71.4 73.4 75.4 85.3 90.6 96.9
Warehousing and storage 5.6 8.4 11.8 16.8 17.5 19.5 21.1 23.2 25.0 25.1 26.8 28.3 31.2 34.8 37.1
Percent of U.S. GDP                              
For-hire transportation services 3.7% 3.2% 2.9% 3.1% 3.0% 3.1% 3.1% 3.1% 3.1% 2.9% 2.9% 2.9% 2.9% 2.9% 2.9%
Air transportation 0.5% 0.5% 0.5% 0.6% 0.6% 0.6% 0.6% 0.6% 0.6% 0.5% 0.5% 0.5% 0.4% 0.4% 0.4%
Rail transportation 0.8% 0.5% 0.4% 0.3% 0.3% 0.3% 0.3% 0.3% 0.3% 0.3% 0.3% 0.3% 0.3% 0.3% 0.3%
Water transportation 0.1% 0.1% 0.1% 0.1% 0.1% 0.1% 0.1% 0.1% 0.1% 0.1% 0.1% 0.1% 0.1% 0.1% 0.1%
Truck transportation 1.0% 0.9% 0.9% 0.9% 0.9% 0.9% 1.0% 1.0% 0.9% 0.9% 0.9% 0.9% 1.0% 1.0% 0.9%
Transit and ground passenger transportation 0.2% 0.2% 0.1% 0.1% 0.1% 0.2% 0.2% 0.2% 0.1% 0.1% 0.1% 0.1% 0.2% 0.1% 0.1%
Pipeline transportation 0.2% 0.2% 0.1% 0.1% 0.1% 0.1% 0.1% 0.1% 0.1% 0.1% 0.1% 0.1% 0.1% 0.1% 0.1%
Other transportation and support activities 0.7% 0.6% 0.6% 0.7% 0.7% 0.7% 0.7% 0.7% 0.7% 0.7% 0.7% 0.7% 0.7% 0.7% 0.7%
Warehousing and storage 0.2% 0.2% 0.2% 0.2% 0.2% 0.2% 0.2% 0.3% 0.3% 0.2% 0.3% 0.3% 0.3% 0.3% 0.3%
Percent of for-hire transportation services GDP                              
Air transportation 12.5% 13.9% 15.8% 18.1% 18.9% 19.5% 19.2% 19.1% 19.1% 16.8% 15.9% 16.3% 14.2% 12.7% 13.0%
Rail transportation 21.9% 16.9% 12.2% 11.0% 10.4% 9.1% 9.0% 8.6% 8.5% 8.6% 8.6% 8.9% 8.6% 9.3% 9.7%
Water transportation 3.2% 2.7% 2.7% 2.6% 2.6% 2.6% 2.4% 2.2% 2.4% 2.5% 2.3% 2.7% 2.8% 2.6% 2.6%
Truck transportation 27.5% 28.6% 31.1% 31.0% 30.6% 33.5% 31.5% 31.2% 30.8% 31.4% 31.4% 31.1% 32.3% 33.1% 32.4%
Transit and ground passenger transportation 5.2% 5.1% 5.0% 4.6% 4.7% 5.1% 5.0% 5.0% 4.8% 5.1% 5.2% 5.1% 5.1% 4.9% 4.7%
Pipeline transportation 6.0% 6.4% 4.3% 3.6% 3.7% 3.5% 3.4% 3.2% 2.9% 3.1% 3.8% 3.1% 3.1% 2.5% 2.9%
Other transportation and support activities 18.4% 20.0% 22.0% 21.7% 21.6% 21.7% 21.9% 22.5% 23.3% 24.0% 24.1% 23.8% 24.8% 25.3% 25.1%
Warehousing and storage 5.5% 6.2% 7.0% 7.4% 7.4% 7.7% 7.7% 8.1% 8.3% 8.5% 8.8% 8.9% 9.1% 9.7% 9.6%

KEY: R = revised.

NOTES

Numbers may not add to totals due to rounding.

SOURCE

U.S. Department of Commerce, Bureau of Economic Analysis, Industry Economic Accounts, Internet site http://www.bea.gov/industry/index.htm as of Feb. 29, 2008.