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Commodity Flow Survey (CFS)
Commodity Flow Survey (CFS)
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The Commodity Flow Survey (CFS), a component of the Economic Census, is conducted every five years by the U.S. Census Bureau in partnership with the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Bureau of Transportation Statistics. The CFS is a shipper survey of approximately 100,000 establishments from the industries of mining, manufacturing, wholesale trade, auxiliaries (i.e. warehouses and distribution centers), and select retail and service trade industries that ship commodities.

Lightcast uses CFS in the Input-Output model to help determine the potential for movement of goods and services between regions.

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