2012 Economic Census. Transportation. 2012 Commodity Flow Survey. Exports

The Commodity Flow Survey (CFS) is a joint effort by the Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) and the U.S. Census Bureau, U.S. Department of Commerce. The survey is the primary source of national and state-level data on domestic freight shipments by establishments in mining, manufacturing, wholesale, auxiliaries, and selected retail and services trade industries located in the 50 states and the District of Columbia. An export in the CFS is defined as shipment to a foreign country from the 50 states and Washington, DC. Shipments to U.S. possessions and territories are also treated as exports. Respondents to the CFS were asked to report the foreign city, country of destination, and mode of transport by which the shipment left the country. The respondents were also asked to report the U.S. port, airport, or border crossing of exit and report the “domestic mode” of transport used to reach the U.S. destination. Shipment characteristics including value, tons, and ton-miles are presented in summary form in this report.


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  • Media Type: Digital/other
  • Features: Appendices; Tables;
  • Pagination: 71p

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  • Accession Number: 01603552
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: EC12TCF-US(EX)
  • Created Date: Jun 23 2016 4:24PM