PRIVATE EXPENDITURES ON TRANSPORTATION AND RELATED CONSTRUCTION

PRIVATE EXPENDITURES ON TRANSPORTATION AND RELATED CONSTRUCTION

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Private Expenditures on Transportation Infrastructure Construction (monthly data, seasonally adjusted annual rate)
Private Expenditures on Transportation Infrastructure Construction (monthly data, seasonally adjusted annual rate)
Private Expenditures on Transportation-Related Construction (monthly data, seasonally adjusted annual rate)
Private Expenditures on Transportation-Related Construction (monthly data, seasonally adjusted annual rate)

Railroad construction accounted for 87 percent of private land transportation construction in 2001.

General commercial warehousing and parking construction expenditures both nearly tripled between 1993 and 2001.

Private Expenditures on Transportation Infrastructure Construction Sep-02 Oct-02
Total private transportation (millions) 7,078 7,163
Percent change from previous month -2.06  1.20
Land transportation (millions) 5,211 5,296
Percent change from previous month -2.07  1.63
Air transportation (millions) 1,679 1,708
Percent change from previous month -4.22  1.73

Private Expenditures on Transportation-Related Construction Sep-02 Oct-02
General commercial warehousing (millions) 9,298  9,630
Percent change from previous month -2.89   3.57
Transportation equipment manufacturing (millions) 2,336  1,955
Percent change from previous month -5.19 -16.31
Parking (millions) 1,218  1,348
Percent change from previous month 11.64  10.67

NOTES: Total private transportation also includes water transportation, although no monthly estimate is published for water. Air and land transportation are defined the same as for state and local public expenditures.

General commercial warehousing includes commercial warehouses, storage warehouses, and distribution buildings. Transportation equipment manufacturing includes construction related to transportation equipment-producing industries. Parking includes commercial parking lots and garages.

SOURCE: U.S. Department of Commerce, Bureau of the Census; Dec. 2, 2002; available at: http://www.census.gov/pub/const/C30/newtc.html.