Transportation-Related Final Demand: 2008, 2018

billions of chained 2012 dollars
Category 2008 2018
Personal consumption of transportation
1,124
1,386
Motor vehicles and parts
373
533
Motor vehicle fuels, lubricants, and fluids
406
421
Transportation services
344
432
Gross private domestic investment
166
295
Transportation structures
11
15
Transportation equipment
155
280
Government transportation-related purchases
317
320
Federal purchases
37
40
State and local purchases
258
267
Defense-related purchases
22
14
Exports ( + )
295
367
Imports ( - )
383
542
Total transportation-related final demand
1,506
1,849
U.S. GDP
15,605
18,638

Notes:

Data may not add to totals due to rounding. Transportation-related final demand measures the size of transportation functions in relation to the GDP. It includes the transportation portion of the four components of the GDP: personal consumption, gross private domestic investment, government purchases, and net exports of goods and services.

Sources:

As cited in U.S. Department of Transportation, Bureau of Transportation Statistics, National Transportation Statistics, table 3-4, available at https://www.bts.gov/nts.

Last Updated: October 2019