Table 1-50: U.S. Ton-Miles of Freight (BTS Special Tabulation)

Table 1-50: U.S. Ton-Miles of Freight (BTS Special Tabulation)

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  1980 1981 1982 1983 1984 1985 1986 1987 1988 1989 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008
TOTAL U.S. ton-miles of freight 3,403,914 3,366,875 3,195,481 3,251,875 3,340,129 3,313,853 3,328,265 3,474,497 3,597,014 3,567,788 3,621,806 3,635,965 3,746,255 3,767,227 3,944,809 4,104,069 4,173,925 4,179,233 4,228,376 4,300,142 4,328,750 4,357,377 4,409,000 4,414,929 4,540,837 4,570,316 4,630,792 (R) 4,609,079 U
Air 4,840 5,090 5,140 5,870 6,500 6,710 7,340 8,670 9,330 10,210 10,420 9,960 10,990 11,540 12,030 12,720 13,760 13,900 14,140 14,500 15,810 13,288 13,837 15,231 16,451 15,745 15,361 15,142 13,774
Truck 629,574 630,798 646,589 673,913 706,782 716,693 735,095 774,798 800,729 828,375 848,643 867,799 890,088 927,831 987,764 1,033,875 1,061,781 1,110,376 1,139,594 1,176,199 1,192,633 1,213,013 1,245,342 1,264,570 1,281,367 1,291,308 1,291,244 1,317,061 U
Railroad 932,000 924,000 810,000 841,000 900,091 876,209 891,235 951,940 1,025,683 1,045,628 1,064,408 1,041,929 1,098,379 1,135,016 1,221,073 1,317,010 1,377,095 1,391,089 1,448,352 1,503,665 1,546,319 1,599,332 1,605,532 1,603,564 1,684,407 1,733,329 1,855,902 1,819,633 1,729,737
Domestic water transportation 921,835 929,413 886,469 919,566 887,719 892,971 873,401 895,415 890,029 815,550 833,544 848,399 856,683 789,657 814,917 807,728 764,687 707,410 672,795 655,861 645,799 621,687 612,080 606,146 621,170 591,276 561,629 553,143 520,494
Coastwise 631,149 634,765 632,707 649,750 593,923 610,977 580,889 586,818 561,595 483,889 479,134 502,133 502,311 448,404 457,600 440,345 408,086 349,843 314,864 292,730 283,872 274,559 263,688 278,919 279,857 263,464 227,155 228,052 207,877
Lakewise 61,747 62,148 35,623 43,088 49,784 48,184 43,198 50,077 58,160 58,308 60,930 55,339 55,784 56,438 58,263 59,704 58,335 62,166 61,654 57,045 57,879 50,854 53,653 47,539 55,733 51,924 53,105 51,893 50,236
Internal 227,343 231,184 217,027 225,628 242,855 232,708 248,117 257,336 269,036 272,157 292,393 289,959 297,638 283,894 297,762 306,329 296,791 294,023 294,896 304,724 302,558 294,861 293,410 278,352 284,096 274,367 279,778 271,607 260,960
Intraport 1,596 1,316 1,112 1,100 1,157 1,102 1,197 1,184 1,238 1,196 1,087 968 950 921 1,292 1,350 1,475 1,378 1,381 1,362 1,490 1,413 1,329 1,336 1,484 1,521 1,591 1,591 1,421
Pipeline 915,666 877,574 847,284 811,526 839,037 821,270 821,195 843,673 871,243 868,025 864,792 867,878 890,114 903,183 909,025 932,737 956,602 956,458 953,495 949,917 928,189 910,057 932,209 925,418 937,442 938,659 906,656 (R) 904,101 978,012
Oil and oil products 588,000 564,000 566,000 556,000 568,000 564,000 578,000 587,000 601,000 584,000 584,100 578,500 588,800 592,900 591,400 601,100 619,200 616,500 619,800 617,700 577,300 576,100 586,200 590,200 599,600 607,500 581,300 557,700 629,900
Natural Gas 327,666 313,574 281,284 255,526 271,037 257,270 243,195 256,673 270,243 284,025 280,692 289,378 301,314 310,283 317,625 331,637 337,402 339,958 333,695 332,217 350,889 333,957 346,009 335,218 337,842 331,159 325,356 (R) 346,401 348,112

KEY: R = revised; U = data are unavailable.

NOTES

BTS developed a more comprehensive and reliable estimates of ton-miles for the Air, Truck, Rail, Water, and Pipeline modes than are presented in table 1-49. These improved estimates are not comparable to data in table 1-49.

Numbers may not add to totals due to rounding.

SOURCE

U.S. Department of Transportation, Research and Innovative Technology Administration (RITA), Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS), special tabulation.