Tennessee

 

Welcome to the Tennessee Trade and Transportation Profile Web portal. Here one will find information on transportation and trade information, as well as links to state specific transportation activities.This page will always remain "under construction" as reports and additional information become available and posted. If you have additional reports or comments you wish to share, please contact me at bruce@ittsresearch.org.

To see (and hear) my using this information in a presentation, please review the presentation I did at Mississippi State, which is available here.

Here is a link to a wordcloud on freight and transportation in Tennessee that is sized for printing out as a handout, poster, etc.

 

Click here to return to the Overall State Page.

 

Outline:

1. LATTS State Briefing Report

2. Domestic Transportation in the State of Tennessee

3. International Trade in the State of Tennessee

4. International Trade for the State and Major Metropolitan Statistical Areas

5. Assorted Powerpoint Information on Transportation in Tennessee

6. Maps Related to Transportation in Tennessee

7. Assorted Links

 

1. LATTS State Briefing Report

LATTS developed individual state summaries that estimate the individual needs for each state related to maritime, airports, railroads and highway needs from increased Latin American trade. While the reports are somewhat dated, it is clear that the state's still need to consider international freight movements.

LATTS Tennessee State Briefing Summary Report

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2. Domestic Transportation in the State of Tennessee

 

Using the 2010 Data from the Freight Analysis Framework, ITTS developed a set of powerpoint materials highlighting the value of freight transportation in the State of Tennessee.

Click here to download the powerpoint file.


The Slide contains the following information for both tons and value:

    Total Freight Transportation in the State

    2010 Tennessee Trade Partners

    2010 Modal Flows within Tennessee

    2010 Modal Flows from Tennessee

    2010 Modal Flows into Tennessee

    2010 Top Commodities within Tennessee

    2010 Top Commodities from Tennessee

    2010 Top Commodities to Tennessee

    Forecasts of Transportation for the State 2010-2040 by mode

    Forecasts of Transportation for the State 2010-2040 by value

Please click here for more information on the Freight Analysis Framework database.

 

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3. International Trade in the State of Tennessee


As the origin of shipment information is used to estimate exports by State firms, it may lead to inland states seeing less reported exports than one would expect, and larger volume of exports in gateway states. This reflects the location of the exporter, and not the source of production.

EXPORTS FROM THE STATE OF TENNESSEE

The following powerpoint contains information about exports that have an origin in Tennessee. These slides contain information on exports from the State based on the Origin of Shipment. The slides contain information on both trading partners, commodities and gateways used by the Tennessee firms. All figures are expressed in dollars. (The black background indicates this is a state of origin slide.)

Click here to download the powerpoint file

Contains Top Exports from the State

Exports by Mode of departure (Vessel, Air, other)

Exports by Commodities (pie chart of top commodities, as well as trend for the top five commodities - includes both air and vessel exports also)

Shipments to Various Destinations (pie chart of top commodities, as well as trend for the top five commodities - includes both air and vessel exports also)

Shipments by US Gateway (pie chart of top export gateways, both in total, air and vessel)

    TRADE THROUGH THE STATE'S AIRPORTS PORTS

    These slides contain summary information on trade that moves through a State's gateways. The slides include total movement through the state's gateways including air and water shipments, as well as sources of exports moving through the gateway ports.

    Click here to download the powerpoint presentation.

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4. International Trade for the State and Major Metropolitan Statistical Areas

Click here to download the following powerpoint slide, based on Metropolitan Statistical Areas, and recent trends in GDP and exports.

 

Tennessee Exports as Share of Total State GDP 1997 -2011

Change in Exports and State GDP, 1998-2011

Exports as Share of Tennessee Metropolitan Statistical Areas GDP, 2010

Here are series of related maps for each state, which show the following:

Series 1. Maps of Exports by MSA. Scale is relative to Southeast Regional Flows, 2009

Hi resolution TIF (better for printed needs)
Low resolution JPG (better for powerpoint slides)

Series 2. Maps of Ex-Im Banks (These are normally loans to Small to Medium Firms to get into international trade)

Hi resolution TIF (better for printed needs)
Low resolution JPG (better for powerpoint slides)

Series 3. Maps of Exports by MSA as a share of total econoimc growth, for 2009.

Hi resolution TIF (better for printed needs)
Low resolution JPG (better for powerpoint slides)

Series 4. Maps of Exports by 3 Digit Zipcode level. This captures some of the rural exports not included in the MSA maps. Scale is relative to Southeast Regional Flows, 2009

Hi resolution TIF (better for printed needs)
Low resolution JPG (better for powerpoint slides)

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5. Assorted Powerpoint Information on Transportation in Tennessee

 

Click here to download a powerpoint version of the AAR Freight Railroad Industry Snapshot for the State of Tennessee (base year 2008)

Map of railroad infrastructure

Commodities moved into and from Tennessee

Economic and Environmental Benefits

Click here to download the powerpoint file containing:

State Economic Output in Transportation Sectors

Industry Share of Tennessee Economy

Comparison of Freight Dependency in State

Spending on Broad Transportation Categories by State and Local Government

Share of Spending on Transportation as Share of Total Expenditures

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6. Maps Related to Transportation in Tennessee

 

There are three maps here. These maps were based on the truck assignments from the 2002 Freight Analysis Framework, and show three different transportation flows: domestic traffic, traffic moving to and from the gateways, and a combined total traffic..

1.  Domestic Truck Flows to, from, and within the State

Hi resolution pdf (better for printed needs)
Low resolution jpg (better for powerpoint slides)

2.  International Truck flows to, from and within the state (this will include shipments that terminate or begin at a international gateway)

Hi resolution pdf (better for printed needs)
Low resolution jpg (better for powerpoint slides)

3.  Combined map of both domestic and international Truck flows

Hi resolution pdf (better for printed needs)

Low resolution jpg (better for powerpoint slides)

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7. Links to More Information on the State

Here are some links to relevant information on the State of Tennessee.

Please click here to visit the Freight Analysis Framework for the State profile for Tennessee.

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