Commodity Flow Survey

Metadata Updated: January 14, 2020

The Commodity Flow Survey (CFS) is the primary source of national and state-level data on domestic freight shipments by American establishments in mining, manufacturing, wholesale, auxiliaries, and selected retail industries. Data are provided on the types, origins and destinations, values, weights, modes of transport, distance shipped, and ton-miles of commodities shipped. The CFS is a shipper-based survey and is conducted every five years as part of the Economic Census. It provides a modal picture of national freight flows, and represents the only publicly available source of commodity flow data for the highway mode. The CFS was conducted in 1993, 1997, 2002, 2007 and most recently in 2012.

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Public: This dataset is intended for public access and use. License: U.S. Government Work


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Metadata Created Date February 13, 2019
Metadata Updated Date January 14, 2020
Data Update Frequency irregular

Metadata Source

Harvested from DOT Socrata Data.json

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Resource Type Dataset
Metadata Created Date February 13, 2019
Metadata Updated Date January 14, 2020
Publisher Research and Innovative Technology Administration
Unique Identifier DOT-148
Ronald Duych
Maintainer Email
Public Access Level public
Data Update Frequency irregular
Bureau Code 021:53
Metadata Context
Metadata Catalog ID
Schema Version
Catalog Describedby
Categorydesignation Research
Collection Metadata true
Data Quality True
Data Dictionary
Harvest Object Id 5211b1df-a6fb-4306-93a4-b45fb28dd24e
Harvest Source Id 03ed68f1-8dfd-4672-886c-116364d48ca7
Harvest Source Title DOT Socrata Data.json
Data First Published 1993-12-31
Homepage URL
Language en-US
Data Last Modified 2018-12-19
Phone 202-366-8908
Program Code 021:000
Related Documents
Source Datajson Identifier True
Source Hash fed01414eb8f3a03c7fed1fd00dd85f33f30a62b
Source Schema Version 1.1
Temporal 1993-12-31/2013-12-31
Category Transportation

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