Fact #564: March 30, 2009
Transportation and the Gross Domestic Product, 2007
Transportation plays a major role in the U.S. economy. About 10% of the U.S. Gross Domestic Product (GDP) in 2007 is related to transportation. Housing, health care, and food are the only categories with greater shares of the GDP.
* Includes all consumer and government purchases of goods (e.g. vehicle and fuel) and services (e.g. auto insurance) and exports related to transportation.