Table 1-50M: U.S. Tonne-Kilometers of Freight (BTS Special Tabulation) (Millions)

Table 1-50M: U.S. Tonne-Kilometers of Freight (BTS Special Tabulation) (Millions)

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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 2009
TOTAL U.S. ton-miles of freight 4,969,620 4,915,544 4,665,313 4,747,646 4,876,494 4,838,132 4,859,174 5,072,668 5,251,540 5,208,871 5,287,736 5,308,407 5,469,427 5,500,046 5,759,311 5,991,826 6,093,814 6,101,563 6,173,311 6,278,087 6,319,854 6,361,648 6,437,017 6,445,673 6,629,495 6,672,534 6,760,826 (R) 6,855,379 6,784,654 6,281,266
Air 7,066 7,431 7,504 8,570 9,490 9,796 10,716 12,658 13,622 14,906 15,213 14,541 16,045 16,848 17,563 18,571 20,089 20,294 20,644 21,170 23,082 19,400 20,202 22,237 24,018 22,987 22,427 22,106 20,109 17,559
Truck 919,160 920,948 944,002 983,894 1,031,882 1,046,352 1,073,218 1,131,184 1,169,042 1,209,404 1,238,995 1,266,962 1,299,503 1,354,607 1,442,108 1,509,428 1,550,171 1,621,117 1,663,775 1,717,218 1,741,211 1,770,966 1,818,164 1,846,237 1,870,760 1,885,273 1,885,180 (R) 2,049,126 2,086,732 1,929,201
Railroad 1,360,694 1,349,014 1,182,577 1,227,836 1,314,108 1,279,241 1,301,177 1,389,806 1,497,469 1,526,588 1,554,005 1,521,187 1,603,603 1,657,092 1,782,732 1,922,797 2,010,520 2,030,951 2,114,554 2,195,309 2,257,582 2,334,980 2,344,032 2,341,159 2,459,187 2,530,612 2,709,565 2,656,613 2,525,368 2,309,811
Domestic water transportation 1,345,853 1,356,917 1,294,220 1,342,541 1,296,045 1,303,713 1,275,141 1,307,281 1,299,417 1,190,680 1,216,951 1,238,639 1,250,733 1,152,877 1,189,756 1,179,260 1,116,422 1,032,799 982,262 957,539 942,848 907,646 893,620 884,956 906,891 863,246 819,962 807,573 759,906 696,584
Coastwise 921,460 926,739 923,735 948,617 867,111 892,009 848,082 856,738 819,913 706,464 699,522 733,100 733,360 654,657 668,083 642,891 595,794 510,761 459,693 427,378 414,445 400,848 384,977 407,214 408,583 384,650 331,640 332,950 303,495 286,578
Lakewise 90,149 90,734 52,009 62,907 72,683 70,347 63,068 73,111 84,912 85,128 88,956 80,793 81,443 82,398 85,062 87,166 85,167 90,761 90,013 83,284 84,502 74,245 78,332 69,406 81,369 75,808 77,532 75,762 73,343 48,923
Internal 331,914 337,522 316,853 329,411 354,562 339,747 362,244 375,703 392,785 397,342 426,886 423,332 434,543 414,477 434,724 447,232 433,307 429,265 430,540 444,889 441,726 430,489 428,370 406,386 414,772 400,568 408,468 396,539 380,994 357,685
Intraport 2,330 1,921 1,623 1,606 1,689 1,609 1,748 1,729 1,807 1,746 1,587 1,413 1,387 1,345 1,886 1,971 2,153 2,012 2,016 1,988 2,175 2,063 1,940 1,951 2,167 2,221 2,323 2,323 2,074 3,398
Pipeline 1,336,846 1,281,234 1,237,010 1,184,805 1,224,970 1,199,030 1,198,922 1,231,739 1,271,990 1,267,292 1,262,572 1,267,078 1,299,542 1,318,621 1,327,152 1,361,770 1,396,612 1,396,402 1,392,076 1,386,852 1,355,130 1,328,657 1,360,999 1,351,084 1,368,640 1,370,416 1,323,692 1,319,961 (R) 1,392,539 1,328,110
Oil and oil products 858,464 823,424 826,344 811,744 829,264 823,424 843,864 857,004 877,443 852,624 852,770 844,594 859,632 865,617 863,427 877,589 904,015 900,073 904,891 901,825 842,842 841,090 855,836 861,675 875,399 886,933 848,682 814,226 (R) 884,305 829,848
Natural Gas 478,383 457,809 410,666 373,060 395,706 375,606 355,058 374,736 394,547 414,669 409,802 422,484 439,911 453,004 463,724 484,181 492,597 496,330 487,185 485,027 512,288 487,568 505,163 489,409 493,240 483,483 475,010 505,735 508,234 498,262

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 1-49M.

Numbers may not add to totals due to rounding.

1.459972 tonne-kilometers = 1 ton mile.

SOURCE

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