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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.
U.S. Summary Report [PDF, 8.3 MB]
U.S. Hazardous Materials Report [PDF, 4.7 MB]
U.S. Exports Report [PDF, 3.5 MB]
The 2012 CFS Public Use Microdata file was released on June 15, 2015 and can be accessed through the Public Use Microdata tab on this page
The seventy-three final estimates tables for the 2012 CFS were released on December 9, 2014. These tables will be on the American FactFinder.
The six preliminary tables for the 2012 CFS were released on December 10, 2013. These tables can be found on the American FactFinder.
On May 17, 2012, data revisions were made to the 2007 CFS Geographic Area Series' table 30 and 31.