Transportation Indicators Highlights - August 2002

Transportation Indicators - Highlights - August 2002

Transportation Indicators
Highlights - August 2002

NOTE: The final issue of this report was December 2002. These reports are provided as a historical reference. A minimal number of indicators are being updated in the White House Economic Statistics Briefing Room.

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Motorcycle fatalities increased in 2001 for the fourth year in a row with 3,181 fatalities. This is the highest number of motorcycle fatalities since 1990 when 3,244 fatalities were recorded. Total highway fatalities rose slightly-less than half of one percent-since last year.   HTML
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Fatalities in crashes involving large trucks were down 4 percent in 2001 compared to last year with 5,082 fatalities-the lowest level in the last five years.   HTML
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Motor gasoline imports declined 32 percent during the first full week of August compared to the previous week. Consumption remained basically the same at 9.3 million barrels per day-the second highest weekly level on record.   HTML
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The number of admissions of people by land and air at U.S. borders declined by 7 and 11 percent, respectively, in June 2002 compared to the same month last year. Admissions by sea increased 10 percent. Total inspections declined 7 percent and the number of people considered inadmissable increased by 8 percent.   HTML
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In June 2002, 79 percent of the flights of major U.S. air carriers arrived on time compared to 75 percent a year earlier. There were, however, 13 percent fewer scheduled flights.   HTML
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Consumer prices for public transportation declined 2 percent in July compared to the previous month, and declined nearly 3 percent compared to the same month the previous year.   HTML
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Private expenditures on construction of air transportation declined 6 percent in June 2002 compared to the previous decline month-continuing a general since early 2001.   HTML
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Large air carriers' operating revenues declined more than 18 percent, while operating expenses declined less than 12 percent, between the first quarter of 2001 and the first quarter of 2002. The decline in operating revenues was led by a 20 percent decline in passenger revenues for the same period.   HTML
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Railroad labor productivity (in train-miles/employee hour) was up almost 12 percent in May 2002 compared to the same month last year. This is the highest level in the last 12 years tracked by this report.   HTML
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Industrial production of commercial motor vehicles rose 6 percent in July 2002 compared to the previous month-the highest level since September 2000.   HTML
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Private investment in transportation equipment declined 11 percent (in current dollars) in the second quarter of 2002 compared to the same quarter last year - the lowest level for the second quarter in the last four years.   HTML
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Trade deficit in transportation goods and services increased by 8 percent in the second quarter of 2002. The 15 percent increase in the trade balance for civilian aircraft and parts was offset by the nearly 9 percent growth in the deficit in automotive vehicles, engines, and parts.   HTML
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New Indicators        
Public Expenditures on Nonroadway Transportation Construction   HTML
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Public Expenditures Breakdown for Air and Land Transportation Construction: Selected Items   HTML
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Public Expenditures on Water Transportation and Development Construction   HTML
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Private Expenditures on Transportation and Related Construction   HTML
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Waterborne Foreign Trade-Containerized Cargo   HTML
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A Time Series Analysis of International Piracy   HTML
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The statistical significance of these statements has not been completely tested.