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Freight Facts and Figures 2011

II. Freight to be Moved and Trading Partners

The American economy stretches across a continent with links to the world, drawing on natural resources and manufactured products from many locations to serve markets at home and abroad. More freight is moving greater distances as part of far-flung supply chains among distant trading partners.

Version 3 of the FAF and the 2007 Commodity Flow Survey (CFS) include significant improvements and corrections to version 2 of the FAF and the 2002 CFS. Tables in this chapter should not be compared to those in previous editions of Freight Facts and Figures. Revised estimates of tonnage and value for 2002 and 1997 will be published in future editions of Freight Facts and Figures in order to provide consistent trend statistics.

FAF tables in this edition are based on version 3.2 and include minor corrections to last year's report, which is based on version 3.1.


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