Transportation-Related Final Demand

billions of chained 2012 dollars
Category 2009 2019
Personal consumption of transportation
1,071
1,395
Motor vehicles and parts
347
532
Motor vehicle fuels, lubricants, and fluids
405
420
Transportation services
320
443
Gross private domestic investment
82
300
Transportation structures
9
15
Transportation equipment
73
286
Government transportation-related purchases
328
330
Federal purchases
37
40
State and local purchases
266
275
Defense-related purchases
25
15
Exports ( + )
242
360
Imports ( - )
279
553
Total transportation-related GDP
1,408
1,843
U.S. GDP
15,209
19,092

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.

Key:  GDP = Gross Domestic Product

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: November 2020