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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

Coming Soon 2012 CFS Public Use Microdata File!

2007 Data


The 2012 CFS Public Use Microdata file will be available and accessible from this page in June 2015.

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. The links can be found on the 2007 Economic Census: Data Revisions

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Source: U.S. Census Bureau | Commodity Flow Survey | (301) 763-2108 | |  Last Revised: Last Revised: May 08, 2015