VALUE OF TRANSPORTATION-RELATED IMPORTS

VALUE OF TRANSPORTATION-RELATED IMPORTS

Components of Transportation-Related Imports (quarterly data, seasonally adjusted)

Components of Transportation-Related Imports (quarterly data, seasonally adjusted). If you are a user with a disability and cannot view this image, please call 800-853-1351 or email answers@bts.gov for further assistance.

The transportation sectors trade balance has been negative for many years. The strong growth of imports, together with much slower growth of exports, have increased the transportation-related trade deficit.

Imports (billions of dollars) Q2 01 Q3 01
Transportation-related total 88.13  84.75
Transportation-related total percent change from previous quarter  1.09  -3.83
Automotive and parts 47.83  48.25
Automotive and parts percent change from previous quarter  2.35   0.89
Travel 16.25  13.73
Travel percent change from previous quarter  0.46 -15.54
Other  9.83   9.05
Other percent change from previous quarter -6.65  -7.89
Civilian aircraft and parts  7.78   7.83
Civilian aircraft and parts percent change from previous quarter  0.32   0.64
Passenger fares  6.45   5.90
Passenger fares percent change from previous quarter  7.50  -8.53

NOTES: Other transportation imports include payments for freight transportation services and port services.

Passenger fares include international transportation fares, particularly, air fares and ocean liner fares.

Travel includes intercity and local fares within a country, hotel and restaurant, admission fees, and souvenir expenditures.

SOURCE: U.S. Department of Commerce, Bureau of Economic Analysis, Survey of Current Business, November 2001, NIPA Table 4.3.