Figure 4b Freight Ton-Miles and U.S. Real Gross Domestic Product: 1970-2002 (Index 1970 = 100)

Figure 4b
Freight Ton-Miles and U.S. Real Gross Domestic Product: 1970-2002 (Index 1970 = 100)

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Year Ton-miles Ton-miles per dollar of real GDP Ton-miles per capita Overall real GDP
1970 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0
1971 100.7 97.5 99.5 103.4
1972 105.5 97.0 103.1 108.8
1973 111.1 96.5 107.5 115.1
1974 110.6 96.6 106.0 114.5
1975 103.5 90.6 98.3 114.3
1976 109.4 90.9 102.9 120.4
1977 114.6 91.0 106.7 125.9
1978 130.2 97.9 119.9 133.0
1979 133.8 97.5 121.9 137.2
1980 135.4 99.0 122.2 136.8
1981 133.0 94.8 118.8 140.3
1982 125.7 91.4 111.3 137.6
1983 130.7 90.9 114.6 143.8
1984 135.4 87.9 117.7 154.1
1985 133.7 83.3 115.2 160.5
1986 134.0 80.7 114.4 166.1
1987 140.3 81.7 118.7 171.7
1988 144.8 81.0 121.4 178.8
1989 142.1 76.8 118.1 185.1
1990 144.8 76.8 119.0 188.6
1991 146.5 77.8 118.7 188.2
1992 151.2 77.7 120.9 194.5
1993 152.4 76.3 120.2 199.7
1994 159.8 76.9 124.5 207.7
1995 165.3 77.6 127.3 212.9
1996 168.8 76.4 128.5 220.8
1997 166.9 72.3 125.5 230.7
1998 168.1 69.9 125.0 240.4
1999 171.3 68.2 125.9 251.1
2000 171.2 65.8 124.4 260.3
2001 170.3 65.1 122.5 261.6
2002 172.9 64.7 123.1 267.3

NOTE: GDP can be classified into services, goods, and structures. Services include government consumption expenditures, which are for services (such as educationand national defense) produced by government.
Structures include fixed assets such as roads, railroad tracks, airports, power plants, and medical buildings. Goods include all goods consumed as final demand.

SOURCE: GDP data -- U.S. Department of Commerce, Bureau of Economic Analysis, National Income and Products Account (NIPA), available at http://www.bea.gov/bea/dn/nipaweb/index.asp, as of February 2004. Ton-miles data -- U.S. Department of Transportation, Bureau of Transportation Statistics, National Transportation Statistics (online: February 2004). Population data -- U.S. Department of Commerce, Census Bureau, available at http://eire.census.gov/popest/archives/pre1980/popclockest.txt, as of February 2004.