Transportation’s Contribution to the Economy
Transportation Satellite Accounts
- In 2021, transportation (for-hire, in-house, and household) contributed $1.3 trillion (5.6%) to an enhanced U.S. GDP of $23.7 trillion—as measured by the Bureau of Transportation Statistics' (BTS) Transportation Satellite Accounts (TSAs).
- Household transportation, measured by the depreciation cost associated with households owning motor vehicles, contributed the largest amount, at $411.5 billion.
- Trucking (for-hire and in-house) contributed $389.3 billion—the second largest contribution to GDP.