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Executive summary

Operators in the Transportation and Warehousing sector are key to the United States economy, transporting freight, commodities and passengers using trucks, trains, pipelines, ships and aircraft. The sector also includes transportation facilities operators, such as port and warehouse owners, and logistics service providers, such as freight forwarders. As the sector moves most goods and passengers in the US, its performance follows that of the overall economy. Sector revenue has increased at an annualized rate of 2.3% to just short of $1.5 trillion over the five years to 2022, hampered by a 15.2% decline in 2020. In line with economic recovery, the industry rebounded in 2021 driven by increases in consumer spending and increased operational capacity. Disrupted supply chains continue to affect services from operators in the sector, compounded by the Russian invasion of Ukraine. Furthermore, numerous industry operators have been able to increase fuel surcharges as crude oil prices sky rocketed. Sector revenue is expected to rise 8.0% in 2022 as the US and global economies continue to recover.
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High barriers to entry mean that new companies struggle to enter an industry, while low barriers mean it is easy for new companies to enter an industry.

Compares the amount of money spent on capital (plant, machinery and equipment) with that spent on labor.
IBISWorld uses the ratio of depreciation to wages as a proxy for capital intensity. High capital intensity is more than $0.333 of capital to $1 of labor; medium is $0.125 to $0.333 of capital to $1 of labor; low is less than $0.125 of capital for every $1 of labor.

The dollar figures in the Key Statistics table, including forecasts, are adjusted for inflation using the current year (i.e. year published) as the base year. This removes the impact of changes in the purchasing power of the dollar, leaving only the "real" growth or decline in industry metrics. The inflation adjustments in IBISWorld’s reports are made using the US Bureau of Economic Analysis’ implicit GDP price deflator.

Spending on industry goods and services within the United States, regardless of their country of origin. It is derived by adding imports to industry revenue, and then subtracting exports.

The number of permanent, part-time, temporary and seasonal employees, working proprietors, partners, managers and executives within the industry.

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AGVs are automated robots that are often used to move and handle materials, along with other applications.

A provision in the Merchant Marine Act that dictates that all ships carrying cargo or passengers between US ports must be US built, be US-flagged and be manned and owned by US citizens.

A measure of freight volume. Calculated by multiplying shipped freight in tons by the number of miles it's shipped.


As the US economy improved and trade volumes rose between 2017 and 2019, sector revenue followed. High consumer confidence meant high demand for sector services from both commercial and consumer markets. Higher tourism spending benefited demand for passenger air, water, car service, rail and public transit services. Booming e-commerce spending also enabled the sector's parcel and courier delivery services to grow, while rideshare applications enabled nonemployers to join the taxi and limousine industry (IBISWorld report 48533) rapidly. US and global economic expansion also drove trade volumes and industrial output higher, further expanding freight volumes. However, volatile fuel prices have also affected the sector, as fuel surcharge fees have risen and fallen in line with fuel costs, affecting industry profitability and revenue.

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