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Table 3 Comparisons of Alternative Measures of Output Growth in the Transportation Sector (Compound annual rate)

Table 3
Comparisons of Alternative Measures of Output Growth in the Transportation Sector (Compound annual rate)

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Output measures 1980-2000 1980-1991 1992-2000
Trucking      
BEA real output 4.80% 4.80% 3.90%
BLS experimental real output 2.30% 1.30% 2.80%
Monthly chained output index 3.40% 1.70% 4.50%
Railroads      
BEA real output 1.80% 1.50% 1.70%
BLS experimental real output 1.80% 0.80% 2.60%
Monthly chained output index 2.20% 1.00% 3.30%
Airlines      
BEA real output 5.40% 5.70% 4.60%
BLS experimental real output 5.00% 4.90% 4.40%
Monthly chained output index 5.00% 4.90% 4.40%
Total      
BEA real output 4.20% 4.10% 3.90%
BLS experimental real output 2.30% 1.30% 2.80%
Monthly chained output index 3.00% 1.90% 3.70%

Sources: BEA output data are from U.S. Department of Commerce, Bureau of Economic Analysis, "Gross Output by Detailed Industry,'' table. See Gullickson and Harper (2002) for the BLS experimental output series.

Updated: Saturday, May 20, 2017