Transportation Indicators Highlights - February 2002

Transportation Indicators - Highlights - February 2002

Transportation Indicators
Highlights - February 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 These reports are provided as a historical reference.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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U.S. highway vehicle-miles of travel were 3 percent higher in November 2001 than in November 2000.   HTML
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Air traffic indicators for domestic service by large certificated carriers in October 2001 remain far below October 2000 levels, as do air traffic indicators for international service by domestic carriers:        
• Revenue passenger miles: down 20 percent for domestic and 37 percent for international flights.   HTML
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• Available seat-miles: down 15 percent for domestic and 17 percent for international flights.   HTML
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• Revenue ton-miles of freight: down 29 percent for domestic and 18 percent for international flights.   HTML
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• Available ton-miles of freight: down 13 percent for domestic and 10 percent for international flights.   HTML
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• Passenger revenue load factor: down 4 percent for domestic and 18 percent for international flights.   HTML
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• Freight revenue load factor: down 7 percent for domestic and 4 percent for international flights.   HTML
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• Aircraft revenue departures: down 15 percent for domestic and 12 percent for international flights.   HTML
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• Passenger revenue enplanements: down 21 percent for domestic and 32 percent for international flights.   HTML
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Air carriers reported 80 percent of flights arrived on time in December 2001, compared to 62 percent in December 2000. These carriers also scheduled 17 percent fewer operations in December 2001 than a year earlier.   HTML
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Personal spending on motor vehicles and parts was up 16 percent in the fourth quarter of 2001.   HTML
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January 2002 producer prices for crude petroleum were down 38 percent from a year ago.   HTML
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January 2002 producer prices for highway and street construction fell by 4 percent from January 2001, the second largest decline in the 10 years tracked by this report.   HTML
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Employment costs for transportation industries were 5 percent higher in the fourth quarter of 2001 than a year earlier.   HTML
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Advance retail sales of motor vehicles fell 5 percent in January 2002.   HTML
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The production index for aircraft and parts was down 5 percent in December 2001.   HTML
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The value of imports and exports declined 2 percent and 1 percent, respectively, in November 2001.   HTML
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The value per metric ton of waterborne imports was 8 percent lower in October 2001 than in October 2000.   HTML
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Truck, rail, and pipeline trade with Canada in November 2001 were all beneath levels of a year previously- by 11 percent, 8 percent, and 25 percent, respectively. The corresponding figures for U.S.-Mexico trade were also down-12 percent for truck, 2 percent for rail, and 57 percent for pipeline.   HTML
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The value of transportation-related imports was down 5 percent in the fourth quarter of 2001, and for exports down 8 percent. The biggest declines were for travel and passenger fares with imports and exports, both experiencing double-digit drops.   HTML
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New Indicators        
Vessel Detentions   HTML
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Transit Vehicle-Miles   HTML
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Transit Passenger-Miles   HTML
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Industrial Production Indices- Mining, Utilities, and Manufacturing   HTML
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Industrial Capacity Utilization- Mining, Utilities, and Manufacturing   HTML
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International Piracy   HTML
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International Piracy by Region   HTML
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A Time Series Analysis of Transportation Energy Use Per Dollar of GDP   HTML
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The validity of these statements has not been statistically tested. BTS is designing a statistical monitoring process in order to apply statistical quality control techniques to the indicators data.