Transportation Economic Trends
Contribution of Transportation to the Economy:
Use of Transportation by Industry or Sector
Transportation also indirectly contributes to the economy. This page shows transportation's indirect contribution by highlighting the use of transportation in the production of goods and services. Industries rely on transportation to acquire raw materials to produce goods and services and deliver finished goods to markets.
- In 2020 the wholesale and retail trade sector used the most transportation ($355 billion) and required the most transportation (9.1 cents) to produce one dollar of output.
- Utilities ($32 billion), other services ($29 billion), and information ($28 billion) used the least transportation, but utilities required the 2nd largest amount of transportation to produce one dollar of output (6.1 cents) and other services ranked 7th (3.3 cents).