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 2000 2001
Passenger-miles (billions) 1,327 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 4,904 U U
Index (1980 = 100) 46 56 75 88 100 115 136 137 141 144 147 150 155 160 164 169 U U
Ton-miles (billions) 1,562 1,854 2,207 2,285 2,989 2,949 3,196 3,233 3,337 3,364 3,527 3,648 3,725 3,682 3,710 3,814 U U
Index (1980 = 100) 52 62 74 76 100 99 107 108 112 113 118 122 125 123 124 128 U U
Populationa (millions) 181 194 205 216 228 238 250 253 255 258 261 263 266 268 270 273 R282 285
Index (1980 = 100) 79 85 90 95 100 R105 110 111 112 113 114 116 117 118 119 120 R124 125
Industrial Production Indexb (1982=100) 37 50 59 63 80 88 99 97 100 103 109 114 120 128 R135 R139 R146 P140
Gross Domestic Product                                    
Current $ (billions) 527 720 1,040 1,635 2,796 4,213 5,803 5,986 6,319 6,642 7,054 7,401 7,813 8,318 8,782 R9,274 R9,825 10,082
Index (1980 = 100) 19 26 37 58 100 151 208 214 226 238 252 265 279 R297 R313 R332 R351 361
Chained (1996) $ (billions) 2,377 3,029 3,578 4,084 4,901 5,717 6,708 6,676 6,880 7,063 7,348 7,544 7,813 8,160 8,509 R8,859 R9,191 9,215

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

a Annual estimates as of July 1. Includes Armed Forces abroad.

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

SOURCES

Passenger-miles:

1960-99: Summation of all modes from the passenger-miles table in chapter 1.

Ton-miles:

1960-99: Summation of all modes from the ton-miles table in chapter 1.

Population:

1960-99: U.S. Department of Commerce, Census Bureau, Statistical Abstract of the United States, 2000 (Washington, DC: 2001), table 2.

2000-01: U.S. Department of Commerce, Census Bureau, USA Statistics in Brief, supplement to Statistical Abstract of the United States, available at Internet site http://www.census.gov/statab/www/part1.html as of April 2001.

Industrial Production Index:

1960-2001: Council of Economic Advisors, Economic Report of the President (Washington, DC: February 2002), table B-51.

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.

1998-2001: Ibid., http://www.bea.gov/bea/dn/gdplev.xls as of Sept. 20, 2002.