Table 3-6. National Transportation and Economic Trends

Table 3-6. National Transportation and Economic Trends

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  1960 1965 1970 1975 1980 1985 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999
Passenger-miles (billions)R1,327 1,630 2,170 2,561 2,895 3,326 3,946 3,976 4,089 4,165 4,262 4,333 4,483 4,623 4,749 U
Index (1980 = 100) 46 56 75 88 100 115 136 137 141 144 147 150 155 160 164 U
Ton-miles (billions)1,562 1,854 2,207 2,285 R2989 2,949 3,196 3,233 3,337 3,364 R3527 3,648 3,725 R3682 3,710 U
Index (1980 = 100) 52 62 74 76 100 99 107 R108 R112 R113 R118 122 125 R123 124 U
Populationa (millions)181 194 205 216 228 238 250 253 255 258 261 263 265 268 271 U
Index (1980 = 100) 79 85 90 95 100 104 110 R111 R112 R113 R114 115 116 118 119 U
Industrial Production Indexb                               
(1992 = 100)R37 50 59 63 80 88 99 R97 R100 R103 R109 114 R119 127 R132 P137
Gross Domestic Product                               
Current $ (billions) 527 719 1,036 1,063 2,784 4,181 5,744 5,917 6,244 6,558 6,947 7,270 7,662 8,111 R8,760 9,255
Index (1980 = 100) 19 26 37 R38 100 150 206 R213 R224 R236 R250 261 275 291 R315 332
Chained (1992) $ (billions) 2,263 2,881 3,398 3,398 4,615 5,324 6,136 6,669 6,891 7,054 7,338 6,762 6,995 7,270 8,516 8,867

a Estimates as of July 1. Includes Armed Forces abroad.
b Industrial Production Index covers manufacturing, mining, and utilities.

KEY: P = preliminary; R = revised; U = data are not available.

SOURCES:
Passenger-miles:
1960-98: Summation of all modes from the passenger-miles table in chapter 1.
Ton-miles:
1960-98: Summation of all modes from the ton-miles table in chapter 1.
Population:
1960-98: U.S. Department of Commerce, Census Bureau, Statistical Abstract of the United States, 1999 (Washington, DC: 1999), table 2.
Industrial Production Index:
1960-99: Council of Economic Advisors, Economic Report of the President (Washington, DC: February 2000), table B-49.
Gross Domestic Product:
1960-97: U.S. Department of Commerce, Bureau of Economic Analysis, Survey of Current Business (Washington, DC: August 1998), table 1, pp. 147-148, and table 2A, pp. 151-152.
1998-99: Ibid., Survey of Current Business (Washington, DC: February 2000), tables 1.1 and 1.2.