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Commodity Flow Survey
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.
2012 Data Release Schedule
Preliminary estimates will be available in December 2013 on the American FactFinder.
Final estimates will be ready in December 2014 on the American FactFinder as well.
2007 CFS data are available on the American FactFinder, the Census Bureau's online source for
population, housing, economic, and geographic data.
The 2007 CFS data are also available in a print report series:
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