Freight Analysis Framework Version 5 (FAF5)
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Freight Analysis Framework Version 5

The Freight Analysis Framework (FAF), produced through a partnership between BTS and FHWA, integrates data from various sources to create a comprehensive picture of freight movement among states and major metropolitan areas by all modes of transportation. The 2017 Commodity Flow Survey (CFS) and international trade data from the Census Bureau serve as the backbone of FAF and are integrated with ancillary data sources that capture goods movement in agriculture, resource extraction, utility, construction, retail, services, and other sectors.

The current version of FAF5 (FAF5.4) provides estimates for tonnage (unit: thousand tons), value (unit: million dollars), and ton-miles (unit: million ton-miles) by origin-destination pair of FAF regions, commodity type, and mode for the base year (2017), the recent years (2018 - 2020), the forecast year estimates (2022 - 2050), and the state level historical trend estimates (1997-2012). The information may be accessed through the Data Tabulation Tool and downloaded as either a complete database or in summary files.

Origin-Destination Data

  • Data Tabulation Tool - Create and download customizable FAF5 summary tables and charts.
  • Regional database of tonnage and value by origin-destination pair, commodity type, and mode.
    • FAF5.4 Regional database for 2017 and forecasts up to 2050 (mid-range estimates only) [ 408MB] [ 235MB]
    • FAF5.4 Regional database for 2017 and forecasts up to 2050 (including high and low estimates) [ 705MB] [ 412MB]
    • FAF5.4 Regional database for 2018-2020 [ 149MB] [ 80MB]
  • State database of tonnage and value by origin-destination pair, commodity type, and mode.
    • FAF5.4 State database for 2017 and forecasts up to 2050 (mid-range estimates only) [ 194MB] [ 113MB]
    • FAF5.4 State database for 2017 and forecasts up to 2050 (including high and low estimates) [ 338MB] [ 199MB]
    • FAF5.4 State database for 2018-2020 [ 69MB] [ 38MB]
    • FAF5.4 Reprocessed State Level Annual Data for 1997-2012 [ 64MB] [ 37MB]

Summary Statistics and Products

FAF5 Network Data

Documentation

Related Information

Staff Contact

For questions regarding FAF contact FAF@dot.gov


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ORNL Last modified:
Sep 9, 2022