The Commodity Flow Survey (CFS), undertaken through a partnership between the Census Bureau and the Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) is conducted every 5 years (years ending in "2" and "7") as part of the Economic Census. The CFS produces data on the movement of goods in the United States. It provides information on commodities shipped, their value, weight, and mode of transportation, as well as the origin and destination of shipments of commodities from manufacturing, mining, wholesale, and selected retail and services establishments.
Please visit the U.S. Census Bureau’s American Fact Finder to access the data.
Further information about our methodology (including information on comparability, confidentiality protection, sampling error, nonsampling error and definitions) can be found on the CFS website.
For assistance, contact the CFS staff by email or phone at 301-763-2108.
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