Figure 6 Year-on-Year Percent Change in U.S. Container Trade and Real GDP: 1995-2008

Figure 6
Year-on-Year Percent Change in U.S. Container Trade and Real GDP: 1995-2008

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(Percent)

  US real GDP US loaded TEUs U.S. real GDP U.S.-loaded TEUs
1995 8,032 13,328 -- --
1996 8,329 14,794 3.7 11.0
1997 8,704 14,860 4.5 0.4
1998 9,067 15,556 4.2 4.7
1999 9,470 16,564 4.4 6.5
2000 9,817 17,938 3.7 8.3
2001 9,891 18,081 0.8 0.8
2002 10,049 19,729 1.6 9.1
2003 10,301 21,289 2.5 7.9
2004 10,676 23,851 3.6 12.0
2005 10,990 26,092 2.9 9.4
2006 11,295 27,631 2.8 5.9
2007 11,524 29,020 2.0 5.0
2008 11,653 28,190 1.1 -2.9

NOTE: Real GDP growth is measured at seasonally adjusted annual rates based on chained 2000 dollars.

SOURCES: U.S. Department of Transportation, Research and Innovative Technology Administration, Bureau of Transportation Statistics, based on data from Department of Commerce, Bureau of Economic Analysis, National Economic Accounts, National Incomes and Products Account, www.bea.gov/national/nipaweb/index.asp, as of March 14, 2009. TEU data based on data from U.S. Department of Transportation, Maritime Administration, which are drawn from The Journal of Commerce, Port Import Export Reporting Service (PIERS).