Table 1
Contribution of Transportation Services to Gross Domestic Product (GDP): 1997

Table 1
Contribution of Transportation Services to Gross Domestic Product (GDP): 1997

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  Value-added
Billions of dollars Percent of GDP
For-hire 245.2 2.9
Air, rail, truck, water 152.2 1.8
Other 93.0 1.1
In-house    
Air, rail, truck, water 122.7 1.5
All transportation 367.9 4.4
GDP* 8,345.6 NA

*GDP includes total market value of all final goods and services, not just transportation.

KEY: NA = Not applicable.

NOTES: Numbers may not sum to total due to rounding

For-hire transportation consists of the services provided by transportation firms to industries and the public on a fee-basis. Other for-hire transportation includes: transit and ground passenger transportation, including State and local government passenger transit; sightseeing transportation and transportation support; courier and messenger services; and warehousing and storage.
In-house transportation consists of the services provided by nontransportation industries for their use. It includes privately owned and operated vehicles of all body types, used primarily on public rights of way, and the supportive services to store, maintain, and operate those vehicles.

SOURCE: U.S. Department of Transportation, Research and Innovative Technology Administration, Bureau of Transportation Statistics.