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U.S. Transportation and Economic Trends

Dataset Table:

Year Passenger-miles (billions) Index (2012 = 100) Ton-miles (billions) Index (2007 = 100) 1
1997 4,585 93 5,445 100 2
1998 4,710 96 5,464 100 3
1999 4,841 98 5,483 100 4
2000 5,117 104 5,501 101 5

Embedded Dataset Excel:

Dataset Excel:

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Notes:

On July 27, 2018, the Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA) released the results of the comprehensive, or benchmark, revision of the national income and product accounts (NIPAs) which resulted in many changes relative to previously published results.

Passenger miles is the summation of all modes from table 1-40 less transit motor bus and demand response.

Ton-miles from 1997-2011 is the summation of all modes from table 1-50. 

Chained (2012) dollar series are calculated as the product of the chain-type quantity index and the 2012 current-dollar value of the corresponding series, divided by 100. Because the formula for the chain-type quantity indexes uses weights of more than one period, the corresponding chained-dollar estimates are usually not additive. The residual line is the difference between the first line and the sum of the most detailed lines.

To make all the data comparable, all index data are using year 2012 as the base year.

This table is not comparable with the previous' version. 

Chained 2005 dollars estimates for earlier years can be found in the 2013 edition of NTS, table 3-10.

Chained 2007 dollars estimates for earlier years can be found in the 2014 edition of NTS, table 3-10.

Chained 2009 dollars estimates for earlier years can be found in the 2015 edition of NTS, table 3-10.

Description:

KEY: R = revised.

a Annual estimates as of July 1 of each year. Data include Armed Forces abroad.

b Industrial Production Index covers manufacturing, mining, and utilities.

Source:

Passenger-miles:

U.S. Department of Transportation, Bureau of Transportation Statistics, National Transportation Statistics, table 1-40, available at https://www.bts.gov/content/us-passenger-miles as of Apr. 22, 2020.

Ton-miles:

1990-2011: U.S. Department of Transportation, Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS), National Transportation Statistics, table 1-50, available at https://www.bts.gov/content/us-ton-miles-freight as of Jul. 2, 2019.

2012-18: U.S. Department of Transportation, Federal Highway Administration, Freight Analysis Framework, Total Flows, available at http://faf.ornl.gov/fafweb/Extraction1.aspx as of Apr. 22, 2020.

Population:

1990-99: U.S. Department of Commerce, U.S. Census Bureau, Statistical Abstract of the United States (Washington, DC: Annual Issues), table 2, available at http://www.census.gov/ as of Aug. 4, 2011.

2000-18: U.S. Census Bureau, Population Division, Population Estimates, available at https://www.census.gov/data/datasets/time-series/demo/popest/2010s-national-total.html as of Apr. 22, 2020.
 

Industrial Production Index:

The Federal Reserve System, Industrial Production and Capacity Utilization, Annual Revision Release (Washington DC: March Annual Issues), table 1A, available at https://www.federalreserve.gov/releases/g17/Revisions/Current/table1a_rev.htm as of Apr. 22, 2020.

Gross Domestic Product:

U.S. Department of Commerce, Bureau of Economic Analysis, GDP & Personal Income, available at https://apps.bea.gov/iTable/index_nipa.cfm as of May 13, 2020.

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