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 (FAF5.2) provides estimates for tonnage (unit: thousand tons) and value (unit: million dollars) by origin-destination pair of FAF regions, commodity type, and mode for the base year (2017), the forecast year estimates (2020 - 2050), and the state level historical trend estimates (1997-2012). Note that ton-miles, as well as the data for recent years (2018-2019), will be available in a later release. 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.
    • FAF5.2 Regional database for 2017 and forecasts up to 2050 in zipped Microsoft Access format (mid-range estimates only) [ 201MB]
    • FAF5.2 Regional database for 2017 and forecasts up to 2050 in zipped Microsoft Access format (including high and low estimates) [ 506MB]
    • FAF5.2 Regional database for 2017 and forecasts up to 2050 in zipped CSV format (mid-range estimates only) [ 115MB]
    • FAF5.2 Regional database for 2017 and forecasts up to 2050 in zipped CSV format (including high and low estimates) [ 291MB]
  • State database of tonnage and value by origin-destination pair, commodity type, and mode.
    • FAF5.2 State database for 2017 and forecasts up to 2050 in zipped Microsoft Access format (mid-range estimates only) [ 72MB]
    • FAF5.2 State database for 2017 and forecasts up to 2050 in zipped Microsoft Access format (including high and low estimates) [ 181MB]
    • FAF5.2 Reprocessed State Level Annual Data for 1997-2012 in zipped Microsoft Access format [ 50MB]
    • FAF5.2 State database for 2017 and forecasts up to 2050 in zipped CSV format (mid-range estimates only) [ 41MB]
    • FAF5.2 State database for 2017 and forecasts up to 2050 in zipped CSV format (including high and low estimates) [ 105MB]
    • FAF5.2 Reprocessed State Level Annual Data for 1997-2012 in zipped CSV format [ 27MB]

Summary Statistics and Products

Documentation

Related Information

Staff Contact

For questions regarding FAF contact FAF@dot.gov


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ORNL Last modified:
Nov 22, 2021